Adoptive Families Blog

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

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: Open Adoption, adoption video,, birth mother videos, relationship with birth mother, 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: Open Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, adoption webinars, domestic infant adoption, 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: Open Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, National Adoption Awareness Month, adoption webinars, domestic infant adoption, modern adoption, 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: Adoption Awareness, adoption education, Lifetime Adoption Facebook LIVE, Facebook LIVE, modern adoption, adoption outreach