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

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Alan and Rebekah

Posted by Heidi Keefer on Feb 16, 2017 7:08:00 AM

Today, Lifetime Adoption is sharing another adoptive couple's story in our blog series “Then and Now.” Our Lifetime adoptive family today is Alan and Rebekah from Texas.

They have been blessed twice through adoption: they adopted their son Eli through us in 2013, and just brought home baby boy Oliver!

As they started their second adoption journey with Lifetime, they shared, "We are SO excited about starting the adoption process for baby #2!! We adopted our precious baby Eli through Lifetime years ago and we are all ready for another baby and a sibling for Eli to grow with and love on!" 

Read about their journey to adoption, their cherished experiences and inspirations!

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Topics: adoption stories, Infant adoption, Adoption story, Lifetime Babies, then and now

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

Adoption Stories Then and Now - John and Jennifer

Posted by Heidi Keefer on Jan 27, 2017 6:41:00 AM

We're blessed to be sharing another adoptive couple's heartwarming story in our blog series “Then and Now.” Our Lifetime adoptive family today is John and Jennifer from South Carolina.

As they started their adoption journey with Lifetime, they shared that they wanted nothing more than to have another child to love and adore. They said, "We want to give our son a sibling. Adoption has always been a dream of ours, now we know we are ready to do so."

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Topics: adoption stories, Infant adoption, Adoption story, Lifetime Babies, infertility to adoption,, adopt a baby, then and now

Discover What You Need to Know About Your Adoption Professional

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 16, 2017 7:02:00 AM

Choosing an adoption professional to work alongside you is an important step in the adoption process. No matter what type of adoption professional you’re hiring, there are some crucial questions to ask before committing. Most of these questions we’ve listed will apply to the hiring of qualified adoption facilitators, adoption attorneys, social workers and private agencies.

As you start your search for a professional who will become your partner in building your family through adoption: We’re sharing a list of 20 questions that you can ask adoption professionals in a phone interview. Feel free to save this list to your phone, Internet favorites, Pinterest, or simply print it out.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Open Adoption, Adoption Professionals, Infant adoption

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 Stories Then and Now - Brent and Carrie

Posted by Heidi Keefer on Jan 5, 2017 7:27:00 AM

Today's episode in Lifetime's blog series Then and Now", shares Missouri adoptive parents, Brent and Carrie's adoption story. Read about how they were blessed to adopt a baby girl!

Once they joined up with Lifetime for their adoption, they shared how excited they were to experience the joys of adoption and the blessings that only come from growing a family through infant adoption.

They said, "After having our four biological children we thought we were done growing our family.  However, God had other plans for us. Within the past few years we've discovered we aren't quite done and have plenty of room in our hearts for more children.  After consulting with doctors we discovered that we are not able to have more biological children.  We have many friends who have adopted so it has been a part of our lives for a long time.  We decided to pursue adoption and we believe that we can provide the unconditional love and acceptance every child deserves!" 

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Topics: adoption stories, Infant adoption, Adoption story, Lifetime Babies, then and now

New Year's Resolution to Adopt a Baby in 2017?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 2, 2017 7:12:00 AM

It's the time of year when everyone makes New Year’s resolutions. There are things we're all going to promise ourselves we'll do in 2017, such as to drink more water, get more sleep, eat healthy foods, and exercise more. But, the reality is, most people fail to stick to their resolution.

So today, Lifetime Adoption is giving you 5 tips that will help you follow through with your resolution to adopt a baby in 2017!

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Infant adoption, Adoption profile, I want to adopt a baby, adoption tip, adopt a baby, how to afford adoption