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How to Handle the Holidays if You’ve Chosen Adoption - Part One

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 28, 2015

If you’re already decided that adoption is the right choice for you, you might be wondering how to handle family member’s questions during the holidays. When you go to Christmas and holiday parties and are “showing”, how will you respond to their questions?

We’ve put together a few ideas and tips for you on you might handle this situation.

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Topics: Adoption Tips, teen pregnancy, Holidays, adoption for my baby, pregnancy tips

Tips on Choosing Adoptive Parents for Your Child

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 25, 2014

When you’re making an adoption plan with Lifetime Adoption, we will mail you what we call “profiles” about adoptive couples who match what you’re looking for. The profiles are booklets which contain text and photos about the adoptive couples; they contain info about where they live, what they do for a living, their faith, and more. They are wonderful tools for you, to see what life would be like for your child with a particular family.

So, how do you go about making the important decision of which adoptive couple you’ll choose? Learn some quick tips in this video on how you can select adoptive parents for your child:

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Topics: Adoption Tips

Getting to Know Your Baby’s Adoptive Parents

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 7, 2014

Once you have decided on an adoptive family for your child, there are many ways to build your relationship together. It is important for you to take the time to ask the family any questions you may have and remember that this adoption is your choice, but it is important for all parties to feel comfortable with the decision. Here are some ideas for getting to know more about each other:

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Topics: Adoption Tips, adoptive parents

Q&A: I’ve been dating the father of my baby. Wouldn’t it be better if we just got married and tried to raise the child together even if I don’t love him?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 18, 2013

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Topics: teenmom, Pregnancy, Adoption Questions, teenage moms, adoptive couples, teens, Adoption Tips, teen pregnancy, teenage pregnancy

How Do I Know the Adoptive Parents Are Good People?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 15, 2013

Once you have decided to make an adoption plan for your child, one of the most important decisions can be picking an adoptive family who make you feel comfortable and secure. Most women wonder how they can know that they’ve chosen a “good” family. They want to make sure that their child is not only safe, but is also loved unconditionally.

In order to be able to adopt, all families need to have what is called a home study. A home study usually includes:

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Tips, adoptive parents

Adoption Q&A: Is it selfish to consider adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 28, 2013


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Topics: Adoption Questions, question, book, Adoption Tips, adoption counseling, Family

How to Answer: "Do you have children?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 25, 2013

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Topics: birth mother, Adoption Questions, question, Communication, Adoption Tips, Birthmother, pregnant, Talking to Birthmothers

Adoption Q&A: What is the cost of adoption for me?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 16, 2013

The first questions that goes through your mind is how can I do this?

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Topics: Recipe, Adoption, Adoption Questions, question, Adoption Tips, pregnant, Family

Getting to Know the Adoptive Family You Chose

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 13, 2013

Once you have decided on an adoptive family for your baby, there are many ways to build your relationship together. It is important to take the time to ask the family any questions you may have and remember that this adoption is your choice, but it is important for all parties to feel comfortable with the decision. Here are some ideas for getting to know more about each other:

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Tips

Can I Change My Mind About Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 14, 2013

Question: I’ve been thinking about placing my baby for adoption…what if I change my mind and decide I want to raise my child myself?

Answer: Before all adoption forms are signed, you may change your mind. It’s recommended that you make this decision sooner than later since the longer you wait, the harder it will be. For now, go slowly and take things one step at a time.

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Questions, question, counseling pregnancy, Adoption Tips