Adoptive Families Blog

How to Get Started With the Basics of Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 5, 2018

When you've just decided that adoption is the way you'll grow your family, it can be hard to know where to start.

What do you need help with to begin your adoption? What's standing in your way of achieving your dreams of adopting a baby?

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Topics: adopt a child, Adopting a Baby, Adoption Questions, Adoption webinar, Domestic Adoption, how to afford adoption, I want to adopt a baby

In Infant Adoption, How Old is the Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 22, 2018

"My husband and I have just started to look into adoption, after facing infertility. We're interested in your adoption program. We'd especially like to adopt a baby so that we can experience all of those 'firsts' with our son or daughter. 

If we adopt a baby through Lifetime, how old is the baby when we receive him or her?"

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, adopt a baby, I want to adopt a baby, bonding with adopted baby

Get Expert Adoption Advice at This Q&A Webinar

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 16, 2018

You know all those questions about adoption that pop up in your mind while you're running errands, at work, or getting ready for bed?  Those are the exact adoption questions that you can ask the adoption experts, at Lifetime's upcoming Q&A webinar! 

Mark your calendar and join our adoption Q&A webinar next Thursday! It'll be a live webinar, with Lifetime's experienced and attentive adoption experts. We're looking forward to answering the most-asked questions hopeful adoptive parents may have. It's wise to learn all you can about domestic, interstate infant adoption before you start!

Next week's Q&A webinar is open to all hopeful adoptive parents, and it's free of charge! Lifetime's Q&A webinars about adoption are always informative and encouraging, no matter if you're just starting to consider adopting or if you're waiting to be chosen by a birth mother. You'll be able to get the answers you need to your adoption questions, and learn from the questions others ask as well!

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Topics: Adoption webinar, Adoption Questions, adoption Q&A, Q&A webinar, Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, adopt a baby, adoption webinars

8 Goals to Set in 2018 That Will Help You Adopt a Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 5, 2018

As you begin preparing for adoption, setting goals can be powerful; you're accomplishing milestones which you set for yourself. Today, we're encouraging you to think about your adoption goals for 2018. 

Setting goals is just the first step in achieving them — you need a plan and a system in place to keep you on track. We hope that in the New Year you find the resources you need for a successful and safe adoption, and a renewed hope as you look forward to the day that you'll adopt a baby. Here are 8 goals to set when preparing for adoption:

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, Infant adoption, domestic infant adoption, Adoption Tips

5 Ways to Realize Your New Year's Resolution of Adopting

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 1, 2018

With each new year comes new possibilities and hope for the future. It also offers the opportunity for commitment to a New Year’s resolution. Are you hoping to adopt in 2018?

We’ve all heard the saying “there's no time like the present.” Unlike New Year’s resolutions to lose 50 pounds or exercise more, building a family is a resolution that you don't set to get attention or to please others. The rewards that you get from becoming a parent will mean more to you than all of those superficial things. The life-changing event of adoption will be the start of a fresh chapter in your marriage and your family's history.

So today, Lifetime is going to share five steps to adoption to take into consideration this New Year:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, how to afford adoption, Adoption Tips, Infant adoption

"We're So Blessed to be a Family of 3 for the Holidays!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 5, 2017

Lifetime's staff loves getting emails from our adoptive families on how life is going after adoption. They email us adorable photos, updates, and thank you notes for our adoption work.

So, we were thrilled to get this sweet email from adoptive parents Crue and Michelle, who recently finalized their daughter's adoption in court: 

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Topics: I want to adopt a baby, reviews of Lifetime Adoption, Lifetime Babies, Adoption Update, adopt a baby, adopt a baby girl, Infant adoption

"Can We Adopt a Baby Who Lost His Parents in the Hurricane?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 8, 2017

We recently saw a heartbreaking Hurricane Harvey story in the news about a mother who rescued her toddler, but did not survive herself. This is just one instance of the tragedy in Houston with Hurricane Harvey. 

These tragic stories often spark interest from those hoping to adopt, wondering how they can help the children who lost homes and family. Lifetime has been asked questions such as "how do we adopt the babies or children who lost parents in the recent hurricanes?"  Keep reading to learn if this type of adoption is possible, as well as how you can help!

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Topics: I want to adopt a baby, adopt a baby, Domestic Adoption, domestic infant adoption, natural disaster and adoption, Hurricane Harvey and domestic adoption, children orphaned by Hurricane Harvey, children who lost parents in Hurricane Harvey

8 Pointers for a Successful Adoption: Lifetime Mother Shares Her Secrets

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 26, 2017

Plus, 4 tips on what NOT to do!

"My husband and I are with an adoption agency and have been waiting for 10 months. Our profile has gone out to birth mothers but there hasn't been any interest yet. What should we do to be seen by more birth mothers? Any tips for what we should be doing as we wait to be picked?"

We're sharing the answer a Lifetime adoptive mother provided, her 8 pointers for a successful adoption, and 4 tips on adoption to avoid!

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Topics: Adoption Tips, I want to adopt a baby, adopt a baby, Adoption success

Can We Adopt? – 4 Myths About Adoption Qualifications

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 26, 2017

There are lots of questions you’ll need to ask when considering infant adoption. The first one is often “can we adopt”?  More adoption opportunities exist now than they have in the past. An adoptive parent can be single, married, older, and with or without children currently.  There are many ways to become a family through adoption! Today, we’re sharing four of the most common myths surrounding whether parents are qualified to adopt. 

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Topics: I want to adopt a baby, Single Adoption, can we adopt?, adoption eligibility, application to adopt, Domestic Adoption, domestic infant adoption

"The Wait Was So Worth It...We're Thrilled to Adopt a Baby Girl!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 29, 2017


We had the pleasure of a visit from Oklahoma adoptive couple Jeremiah and Tammy last week! They brought their newly-adopted baby girl Ellie Rose with them, and we were excited to hear their adoption story.

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Topics: adopt a baby, I want to adopt a baby, adopt a baby girl, Domestic Adoption, Infant adoption, domestic infant adoption