Adoptive Families Blog

How to Support Your Spouse During the Adoption Wait

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 30, 2017 6:57:00 AM

If you're adopting as a married couple, how can you support your spouse through the process of adoption? Lifetime Adoption recognizes that the adoption process (and the waiting) can be challenging in different ways to each spouse. In this post, you’ll discover how you can remain focused on moving forward, while still enjoying this current season in your marriage.

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Topics: Relationships, Marriage, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, how to handle the adoption wait

What If Your Spouse is Uncertain About Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 23, 2016 11:51:05 AM

Before you start on the path to infant adoption, it’s important that both you and your spouse are onboard and enthusiastic. We encourage you to confront and resolve any issues or concerns you may have surrounding adoption. But what if your spouse is uncertain of whether you should adopt?

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Topics: Relationships, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, adoption decision, adopt a baby

3 Reasons Your Family May Not Support Your Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 4, 2016 6:30:00 AM

When starting the adoption process, most adoptive parents anticipate that their family will support them as if they were having a biological child.  And truth be told, most do. 

Sometimes, however, issues may pop up that leave you asking yourself “Do they really support me in this?”

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Topics: Relationships, Domestic Adoption, Adoption process, Adoption journey, Adoption Fees

Do You Have Realistic Adoption Expectations?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 14, 2016 10:31:00 AM

For couples who’ve faced infertility, adoption quickly becomes one of the best ways for them to realize their dream of being a parent. While adoption is a wonderful way to start your family, as with any life situation, it is very important that the expectations about the process and the outcome are realistic.

You may not be realistic in your adoption expectations if you:

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Topics: Relationships, Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption

How to Handle Difficult Situations with Openness

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Sep 14, 2015 1:08:00 PM

We all have times in life when we're facing hard situations. Or, it may be that your child, co-worker, spouse, friend or loved one is upset at you. The tips below can be applied to either circumstance.

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Topics: Relationships, Communication, Mardie Caldwell