Adoptive Families Blog

Get 7 Tips on How to Support Your Loved One's Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 3, 2018

The goal of today’s post is to help improve your family member's and friends' understanding of how adoption works today. If they wish to share in your adoption experience, this information can serve as a starting point for conversations about how your adoption will touch everyone.

We encourage you to share this post with your loved ones!

If someone you care about is hoping to adopt, you become part of their adoption circle. As such, you’ll need insights and information about adoption. Whether you’re experienced or unfamiliar with adoption, this blog post will be beneficial. We encourage you to as you participate in their lives as an adoptive family.

Here are 7 ideas on how you can support your loved one during their adoption journey:

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Topics: Support adoption, Open Adoption, Adoption Tips, modern adoption, family member is adopting

Webinar Coming Up on Thursday! Trusting God With Your Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 21, 2018

Coming up on Thursday, Lifetime is hosting a Christian adoption webinar called "Trusting God With Your Story." Elizabeth Laing Thompson will be our guest host. She's the author of two popular Christian books, When God Says “Wait” and When God Says “Go”.

Please join us THIS Thursday, May 24th for a daytime webinar. It starts 11:00 am Pacific/2:00 pm Eastern. You can tune in by phone, on your cell phone, or on your computer via the GoToWebinar app. That way, you can catch this adoption webinar no matter where you are: at work, at the store, at the gym, or anywhere!

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, Open Adoption, Adoption webinar, Infant adoption, domestic infant adoption, adoption webinars, modern adoption, Christian Adoption, called to adopt

New Webinar: Trusting God With Your Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 9, 2018

Lifetime is excited to announce new webinar coming up in a few weeks, "Trusting God With Your Story." We'll be welcoming a special guest, Elizabeth Laing Thompson. She's a speaker, author, and minister who has first-hand experience with the trials of infertility. This webinar will be open to all attendees; you don't have to be a Lifetime client to join in! 

We first heard about Elizabeth’s book, When God Says “Wait”, from some of Lifetime’s hopeful adoptive moms. With her newest book, When God Says “Go”, launching this month, we’re excited to hear from Elizabeth’s heart for helping Christians recognize God’s call and trustworthy lead in their stories!

Lifetime's webinar "Trusting God with your Adoption" with Elizabeth will start at 11:00 am Pacific/2:00 pm Eastern on Thursday, May 24th. Elizabeth is eager to encourage you as you pursue God’s call in your life, and to help you grow in your faith as you wait on and trust in His next direction of your path to adoption!

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, Open Adoption, Adoption webinar, Infant adoption, domestic infant adoption, adoption webinars, modern adoption, Christian Adoption, called to adopt

6 Ways to Improve Your Connection with a Birth Mother

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 29, 2018

Even after completing your home study, creating a wonderful profile, and rehearsing what you'll say in that first phone call with a birth mother, you might still be overlooking an important part of the child adoption process that leads to successful adoptions. And that's to genuinely connect with a birth mother.

Join Lifetime as we share 6 ways to extend yourself to a birth mother and improve your connection with her!

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Topics: relationship with birth mother, Open Adoption, modern adoption, Adoption Tips

Beautiful Video from a Birth Mom to Her Baby Has Gone Viral!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 19, 2018

In an emotional video that's since gone viral, birth mother Hannah explains to her newly-born son that she'll always love him. 

Both People Magazine and The Today Show, have picked up this story of a loving birth mother with a special message for her baby.  "I thought I would make this video for you instead of writing a letter because it's real and it’s in the moment," Hannah says in her emotional video.

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Topics: birth mother videos, adoption video,, relationship with birth mother, Open Adoption, modern adoption

What You Need to Know About Modern Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 11, 2017

Are you starting to learn more about adoption? Maybe you're actively pursuing adoption but aren't sure how to answer comments or questions about what adoption is like today.

Wherever you are at in the child adoption process, it helps to have clarity about the options involved for each side of a modern adoption in the US.

We recently hosted an information-packed webinar, all about the choices modern adoption offers women and families considering adoption. Anyone thinking about adoption should be aware of what adoption today looks like for adoptive families and birth parents. Discover how you can watch this webinar on modern adoption by reading on!

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, Open Adoption, Adoption webinar, Infant adoption, domestic infant adoption, adoption webinars, modern adoption

Modern Adoption, Revealed! Free Webinar Coming Up

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 13, 2017

Lifetime has an exciting webinar coming up later this month that's open to the public! Join us on Thursday, November 30th to hear about the choices modern adoption offers women and families considering adoption. In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, we'll discuss how adoption today looks to Lifetime, for the benefit of the mothers, hopeful parents, and children that come together in each story.

Lifetime's webinar all about modern adoption will begin at 4:00 pm Pacific/7:00 Eastern on Thursday, November 30th. Anyone thinking about adoption should be aware of what adoption today looks like for adoptive families and birth parents. What are the choices involved in a modern adoption?

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, Open Adoption, Adoption webinar, Infant adoption, domestic infant adoption, adoption webinars, modern adoption, National Adoption Awareness Month, adoption month

It's Adoption Month! Download Our FREE Calendar

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 1, 2017

Today is the first day of National Adoption Awareness Month! Every year, adoption is celebrated all across the country in November. A little history: in 1984, President Reagan declared the first national "adoption week." Then in 1995, President Clinton expanded the week to include the entire month of November.

We hope you'll join in as we celebrate and recognize National Adoption Month! We've created a delightful calendar for the month of November, packed with 30 days' worth of ideas on how you can celebrate adoption month. Keep reading to learn how you can download this calendar! 

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, National Adoption Awareness Month, modern adoption, adoption month

Facebook Video Taped LIVE at a Pregnancy Resource Conference

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 12, 2017

Lifetime streamed a Facebook Live Video from the road a couple months ago on our Facebook page, Lifetime Adoption CenterLifetime Adoption's Director Heather Featherston and our Outreach Coordinator Libby Denniston appeared live from a conference, where they were spreading the word about adoption and Lifetime's services for women facing unplanned pregnancy. 

Heather and Libby shared what they're doing to educate healthcare professionals on how modern adoption works today. Learn about the message they're sharing, and how it helps you towards a successful adoption!

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Topics: Facebook LIVE, Lifetime Adoption Facebook LIVE, modern adoption, adoption outreach, adoption education, Adoption Awareness