Adoptive Families Blog

The First Five Steps to Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 15, 2014

There are more options than ever before for families who are considering building their families through adoption. Before beginning an adoption, families should take time to prepare and research. The following steps should ensure that you are ready for your own adoption journey.

Your first step will be to learn about all your adoption options. You need to make decisions about the type of adoption before you begin completing adoption applications. One way to do this is by reading. In fact, that's why Lifetime Adoption’s Founder Mardie Caldwell wrote the book Adoption: Your Step by Step Guide. Ask yourself: what type of child do you want? Newborn, Toddler, school age child? That answer will help you answer the type of adoption you want. Domestic or International? Waiting foster child or private adoption? Open vs Closed?

Come back to our blog next week for the second step you’ll want to take as you prepare for a successful adoption journey!

Topics: Adoption Book, Adoption journey, Adoption preparation