Adoptive Families Blog

"Can We See Photos of Birth Parents?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 31, 2018

We wanted to share with you an adoption question that we get frequently asked. Many eager adoptive parents have asked this question in the beginning stages of their adoption research.

Chances are, you've wondered this exact thing!

"I'd like to see photos of the birth parents before I agree to the adoption. During the adoption process with Lifetime, will we be sent photos? My spouse and I hope to adopt a child who will easily blend into our family because we don't want it to be obvious that they're adopted."

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Topics: Infant adoption, adopt a baby, photos of birth moms, photos of birth mothers, photo of birth mother, photos of babies up for adoption, adoption photolisting

A Peek Behind the Scenes From Our Director of Adoption Services

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 23, 2017

Lifetime recently celebrated Director of Adoption Services Diane Schafer's 18th year with us! We'd like to take this chance to recognize Diane for her service in building families through adoption. She's helped so many adoptive couples and birth mothers connect through open adoption.

Today, we're sharing an insider's look about how birth mothers pick an adoptive family for their baby! Diane made an appearance in a Facebook Live video for Lifetime, and answered some of the most frequently-asked questions that we get asked about this topic:

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Topics: birth mothers seeking families, Birth Mothers, adoption video,, adoption match, what if a birth mother changes her mind?, talking to birth mothers, photo of birth mother

"Can We See Photos of Birth Mothers?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 3, 2017

Question:  Do I get to see a picture of the birth mom or the child before I agree to adopt the child? My husband and I want someone who will blend in with our family. I don't want the adoption to be obvious. Can I choose to adopt a child that looks like me? At what point in the adoption process do we get to see a photo?

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Topics: Infant adoption, adopt a baby, photos of birth moms, photos of birth mothers, photo of birth mother, photos of babies up for adoption