Adoptive Families Blog

Discover What You Need to Know About Transracial Adoptions

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 23, 2017 7:04:00 AM

Transracial adoption is a term used to refer to a type of adoption where an adoptive couple adopts a child of a race or ethnicity different than their own. Some people also call these types of adoptions “interracial adoption” or “multiracial adoption.” Lifetime Adoption has completed thousands of transracial adoptions throughout our 30+ years of business, and we’d love to help you learn more about this type of domestic infant adoption!

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Trans-Racial Adoptions, interracial adoption, transracial adoption, bi-racial adoption, multiracial adoption

Practical Tips to Make Waiting for ICPC Clearance a Beautiful Time

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 17, 2017 6:52:00 AM

Question: "My husband and I are so excited! Right now, we’re planning on traveling to our birth mother’s state to pick up our baby. Do you have any ideas of what we can do while we’re waiting for clearance to go home?"

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, ICPC, ICPC clearance

The Bottom Line About Adoption Profile Stats

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 10, 2017 7:03:00 AM

In order to be selected by a birth mother, an excellent adoption profile is vital. Having a great profile will lead to your match and then allow you to fulfill your dream of building your family. Hopeful adoptive families have even more online marketing opportunities than before, leading to matches being made from online adoption profiles.

With more profiles online, adoption profile stats are more readily available. “Adoption profile stats” refers to how many times your profile is being seen by birth mothers. But, do you really want to know? Keep reading to find out why adoption profile stats may not be beneficial in domestic adoption.

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption profile, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, adoption profiles, adoption resumes, adoption profile stats

Learn the Truth About Adoption in This Webinar!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 2, 2017 7:33:00 AM

Last week, we gave you info on how to Get Expert Adoption Advice at Lifetime's Q&A Webinar. The recording of this adoption webinar is now available online for you to listen in. Discover the truth about the beauty of open adoption! You can tune in from wherever you are, using the GoToWebinar smart phone app. 

If adopting a baby has been on your mind, we know you'll benefit from this Adoption Q&A Webinar which Lifetime hosted. 

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Open Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Q&A webinar

Get Expert Adoption Advice at Lifetime's Q&A Webinar

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 24, 2017 10:43:44 AM

Do you have questions about infant adoption? Then you'll want to mark your calendar and come to our adoption webinar this Thursday! It'll be a live Adoption Q&A Webinar, hosted by Lifetime's experienced and attentive coordinators. We're looking forward to kicking off 2017 with answers to the most-asked questions people have when they are thinking about adopting a child.

All hopeful adoptive parents are welcome to attend this free webinar! You might be just beginning to consider adoption, or you may be in the waiting phase of your journey to adopt a baby.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar

Adoption Q&A: Gender Preferences in Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 12, 2017 7:56:00 AM

Question: "We've already bought a lot of things for a girl, but we’d be open to a boy or girl. Is it OK to hope we adopt a girl?"

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, adoption Q&A, adoption preferences

Adoption Q&A: Excitement and Panic During the Adoption Process

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 6, 2017 7:03:00 AM

Question: My husband and I are two months into our adoption journey with Lifetime, and I’m wondering if it’s normal to go between excitement and panic about most every part of the adoption process?

I worry about things like whether we’ll pass our home study, how long we’ll wait, and if any birth mother will choose us.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption journey, Waiting to Adopt, adoption Q&A, adoption wait, how to handle the adoption wait

Questions on Infant Adoption Answered at Recent Webinar

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Dec 9, 2016 9:44:37 AM

We know this time of year often highlights the longing to add a child to your family. Friends and family at holiday parties ask questions about how things are going or what your next steps are as you pursue your family planning. The desire to adopt may feel even stronger or have become clearer as you dream about future Christmas seasons with a little one.

If infant adoption is on your mind more than ever right now, tune into a recent Adoption Q&A Webinar that Lifetime hosted. Our Adoption Experts took questions from adoptive parents in the audience. Their questions could very likely be ones that you also have! This webinar covered everything from how long your adoption wait may be, how birth mothers find adoptive couples, what couples should keep in mind when they seek adoption help, and more!

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Q&A webinar

Lifetime Has Won an Adoption Blog Award!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 21, 2016 10:16:10 AM

We're honored to announce that we've made the top 10 out of Feedspot Blog Reader's Top 100 Adoption Blogs! Feedspot has compiled a list of the Best Adoption Blogs on the Internet right now.

The blogs which made the cut cover a variety of topics, including international adoption, domestic adoption, and special needs adoption. All of the blogs on the list seek to educate, inform, and support families as they consider adoption.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Lifetime Adoption, adoption blog, adoption blogs

It’s National Adoption Month: Lifetime Families Share their Stories

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 11, 2016 1:27:29 PM

Back in 1984, President Reagan declared the first national adoption week. And in 1995, President Clinton increased the week to the entire month of November. Join us today in recognizing National Adoption Month by reading these Lifetime adoptive familys' stories!

Your adoption story will be as one-of-a-kind as it was for these Lifetime families. However, you already share one thing in common-you each started where you are today, with a decision about the next step toward your family's future. What's a Lifetime Adoption like? Hear it from other Lifetime adoptive families:

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Topics: adoption stories, Domestic Adoption, Adoption story, adopt a baby, National Adoption Awareness Month