Adoptive Families Blog

Nervous About Birth Parents?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 24, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Are you nervous about talking to and potentially meeting the birth parents who are thinking of matching with you? You may be wondering what they're like, what they'll ask, how you should act, and what you should say.

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Topics: birth mother, visit with birth family

What is a Birth Mom Like?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 19, 2015 10:03:00 AM

Here's a question we recently were asked by a couple thinking about adopting a baby through Lifetime:

"We're nervous about talking with a birth mom on the phone. What are they like? What should we expect? How do we talk to her?"

Hear Adoption Expert Mardie Caldwell's answer in this short video:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Mardie Caldwell, Birth Mothers, birthmother contact, adoption tip, adoption video,, visit with birth family

Open Adoption – Does It Intimidate You?

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Nov 2, 2015 11:07:00 AM

Many times when speaking to potential adoptive parents, I find that they become a little nervous when the conversation gets to the open part of open adoption.

I've found that many parents simply don't know what to expect. When they hear about sharing letters and photos (or even visits) with a birth mother, they often become quite uncomfortable.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Talking to Birthmothers, visit with birth family, open adoption visits

Open Adoption Visits: Top 10 Places to Meet Up

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Oct 6, 2015 9:32:00 AM

Most birth mothers today want an open adoption. Open adoption can mean anything from posting photos of your child on Facebook, to meeting in person.

Deciding on the appropriate place to meet up in-person can sometimes be tricky. Today, we’re going to share a few tips and ideas for open adoption visit locations.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Tips, Domestic Adoption, visit with birth family, open adoption visits