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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 about faith that you might ask them:

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Topics: adoptive family for my baby, faith in adoption, Christian family for my baby, christian couple, adoptive family of faith, adoptive family's 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: adoptive family for my baby, adoption is love, adoptee, open adoption questions, Open Adoption, letter to my birth child

How Do I Know My Baby Will Be Safe?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 10, 2018

The process of choosing just the right adoptive family for your baby can seem complicated. As you look at adoptive parent profiles, they'll probably all look nice and friendly, and say things that you like. But, as one woman puts it, "how do I know the adoptive families I see on your website are fit to be parents? How do I know that my baby will be safe?"

Today, Lifetime is giving you insider info about the in-depth screening and background checks every hopeful adoptive parent must go through in order to adopt so you can gain confidence that your baby will be safe!

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

3 Questions To Think About When Browsing Adoptive Families

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 28, 2017

Are you browsing adoptive family profiles to find just the right parents to raise your child? There's a lot to keep in mind when you're making this selection. It's a big decision with a lot of factors to consider.

So that you can make a choice that you feel comfortable with, Lifetime is sharing three questions to keep in mind. Ask yourself these three questions as you're going through the process of picking adoptive parents:

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

The Top 5 'Red Flags' to Watch Out for in Hopeful Adoptive Families

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 31, 2017

We spend lots of time talking with expectant mothers about what they're looking for in the family who will adopt their baby. Most mothers are seeking a couple who are genuinely good and will love their baby unconditionally. 

We talk a lot on this blog about reasons why women choose adoption and how you can select your baby's adoptive family. Today, we're going to talk about why you might say "no" to a hopeful adoptive couple.

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Topics: Adoptive family, adoptive family for my baby, adoptive family for my child, how to choose an adoptive family, how to choose a family for my baby

7 Interesting Facts About Single Adoptive Mom Yvette

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 24, 2017

Have you ever wondered why women choose a single adoptive mother to parent their baby? Check out one woman's story, "Why I Placed My Baby With a Single Mother." She says that "I ended up choosing a single woman. I learned from my mom that a woman can be successful and have a family without a man around. The adoptive mom I chose...wasn’t able to have a child biologically. I knew she was strong when she told me about how she fought her way to success. She told me that she wanted to teach that strength to the child that she’d adopt. Aisha was the type of woman I wanted to be in 5 or 10 years! She’s a role model to me and I just knew that she’d be the perfect mom for my child!" Today, we're sharing about a hopeful adoptive mom from Maryland, Yvette!

Yvette is ready to give her unconditional love to a child as a single mother through the miracle of adoption! She plans to honor and respect your relationship to your child through open discussions, a life-book, and talking about you. Yvette believes it’s important to discuss adoption with a child from an early age, and she's open to sharing your child’s life with you in a manner that is agreed upon together. 

Here are 7 interesting, fun facts about Yvette:

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Topics: adoptive family for my baby, Single Adoption, adoptive mother, African American adoption

How to Find the Perfect Adoptive Family for Your Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 9, 2017

Once you’ve decided that adoption is the best choice for you and your baby, an important step is finding a good “match”. It’s not just about finding a family that will give your child a good life, since there are tons of those. Today, we’re sharing about how to find an adoptive couple you feel comfortable with, and who have all the qualities you’re looking for in a family for your child. Since you’ll have a life-long relationship with them, we make sure that you feel a connection to the family you pick.

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Topics: how do I choose an adoptive family?, picking an adoptive couple, picking an adoptive family, adoptive family for my child, adoptive family for my baby