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What Should I Ask Adoptive Families About Their Faith?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 15, 2018

Lifetime has many adoptive couples to choose from, of various denominations. So, if it’s important to you that your child’s adoptive family be a specific denomination such as Baptist, Catholic, or Methodist, make sure to let your Adoption Coordinator know.

Once you’re interested in one adoptive couple, you'll have the opportunity to get to know them better over the phone. Know that it's normal to be nervous about this phone call. If you'd like, your Adoption Coordinator can join in on the call and help move the convo along.

When you talk to the adoptive couple you're interested in, you'll probably want to learn more about their religious background. Here are 8 possible questions that you might ask them:

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Topics: christian couple, adoptive family for my baby, Christian family for my baby, adoptive family's faith, adoptive family of faith, faith in adoption

“What if People Say I’m Selfish for Adopting Out My Baby?”

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 8, 2018

"I'm only ten weeks pregnant, and I've just started to look at adoptive parent websites. Since I'm still in college, and my baby's father wants nothing to do with all this, I know deep down that adoption is the best decision I could make.

But I'm worried about what people might think. Are people right to say that adopting out my baby is selfish of me? How should I respond when they say stuff like that?"

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Topics: adoption tip, adopting out my baby

Can a Couple in Another State Adopt My Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 1, 2018

When you're thinking about adoption, you're looking for the perfect adoptive family for your baby. But is it possible if the adoptive couple lives outside of your state?

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Topics: interstate adoption, how to choose an adoptive family, how to choose a family for my baby

How Do I Explain My Baby's Adoption To My Other Children?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 22, 2018

"I'm 23 and seven months pregnant with my third child. Making ends meet is so hard with two kids, and I feel like it will be next to impossible with three! So I'm probably going to do adoption...

I'm worried about how I will tell my other children that I'm adopting out this baby. How can I tell my kids about my decision?"

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Topics: adoption plan, adoption for my baby, explaining adoption to children

Outdoorsy Couple from Washington Eager to Adopt!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 19, 2018

Derek and Jennifer just finished creating this cute video to share about themselves and their hopes of adopting a baby. They live in the beautiful state of Washington, where Derek has a stable career as a pilot, and Jennifer's a Director of Public Affairs. Derek and Jennifer's home is located on three acres in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, among many of God's great gifts.

They enjoy doing everything together, from hiking with their dogs, cooking delicious meals, enjoying a quiet cup of coffee in the morning, and playing board games with family. Derek and Jennifer love the outdoors! In the summer months, they go hiking and fix up the yard and in the winter, they ski every chance that they can get.

Derek and Jennifer will provide your child with a stable home, a childhood full of wonder, an excellent education, and endless love. They're open to sharing letters, pictures, and visits if you are comfortable!

Keep reading to learn more about this outdoorsy adoptive couple from Washington...

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How Can I Get My Mom's Support?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 18, 2018

"My Mom says that since I made the choice to have sex, I have to be a mom. She is dead-set against the idea that I'd adopt out my baby.

How can I get my Mom's support? I have no idea how I'd be able to parent right now, so adoption is really the best decision I could make..."

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Topics: Christian Adoption, Support adoption, christian couple, adopt out my baby, Christian family for my baby

“Can I Find Out the Adoptive Parent’s Faith?”

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 15, 2018

"I was brought up in a Christian family, went to Sunday school every week, and then youth groups and prayer circles when I was older. My faith in God has really helped me through some rough patches in life. I'm actually going through one right now with being pregnant unexpectedly. 

It's important to me that the family I choose for my baby be devout Christians, and raise my child to know the Lord. Can I find out the adoptive parent’s faith?"

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Topics: christian couple, picking an adoptive family, choosing an adoptive family, Christian family for my baby, faith of adoptive family, adoptive family's faith, adoptive family of faith

What Will the Couple Tell My Child About Me?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 12, 2018

"I'm due soon, and I just found out that I'm having a boy. How will the adoptive couple tell my child about me when he's older? How will they tell him that he's adopted?

I love my son so much already, and I don't want him to grow up thinking that I'm an evil person who just gave him up."

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Topics: Open Adoption, letter to my birth child, adoptive family for my baby, adoptee, adoption is love, open adoption questions

See How Open Adoption Works in Real Life

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 11, 2018

Sometimes when you're right in the middle of your adoption planning process, it's hard to see what the future might look like.

Right now, you might be trying to decide what kind of contact you want to have later on with the adoptive family and your child. Or, you might be trying to picture what life would be like for your child with the adoptive couples you've picked.

So today, Lifetime is sharing a glimpse into how modern, open adoption can look in the real world. 

Watch this video of a heartfelt note that a birth mother wrote to her daughter, and the adoptive parents she chose through Lifetime! 

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Topics: adoption for my baby, what is open adoption like?

Can My Child Go to Private School?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 8, 2018

"I'm 22 weeks pregnant and expecting a baby girl. Never thought I'd have to say this, but I think I need to adopt out my baby.

My baby's father pretty much ghosted me once he found out he got me pregnant. And I have no idea how I'd be able to be a mom! I'm in school full-time, working part-time, and living with my parents. 

I've been looking at the adoptive couples on your site. Can I choose a family that will send my child to private school? I really want my daughter to get a good education...that's something I can't provide for her."

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Topics: adopt out my baby, Christian family for my baby