Ever wish that you could hear from someone who's "been there, done that" and recently experienced an infant adoption firsthand? When you initially begin the adoption process, it can be very overwhelming. Hopeful adoptive parents benefit immensely from hearing what adoption was like for others.
Hearing other parent's adoption stories provides encouragement, along with invaluable guidance and tips as you navigate the unknowns of adoption. One of the best things that hopeful adoptive parents can do is to learn from others who have gone before them on the same path! Why not learn about infant adoption while you drive to work, do housework, or go for a run with a podcast?
Infant Adoption Guide Podcast
Adoptive parents Tim and Tisha were blessed with three infant adoptions, all through Lifetime Adoption. After struggling for years with infertility, Tim and Tisha went on to adopt their daughter in 2007, son in 2012, and another daughter a couple of years ago. Tim loves talking about adoption so much so that he's founded Infant Adoption Guide, a website which provides resources, information, and help for those starting their infant adoption journey!
Along with a website, Infant Adoption Guide has a podcast which produces episodes on all aspects of the domestic infant adoption process. Whether you're just getting started, researching adoption professionals, or you have already started your adoption journey, there's definitely something for you on the Infant Adoption Guide podcast.
In episode 62 of the Infant Adoption Guide podcast, Tim is joined by his wife, Tisha, to share what they've learned through three infant adoptions. With three unique adoption stories, they provide tips and insights. Tune into episode 62 of the Infant Adoption Guide podcast here:
10 Things We've Learned Through 3 Infant Adoptions
"We love talking about adoption!" Tim shares on his website, InfantAdoptionGuide.com. "It’s been everything in our world for so many years, so it’s time we share our conversations right here on the show...So many folks have asked us how we adopted, what we did, how the process works and so on. We hope this episode will help you on your journey to adopt."
In episode 62 of the Infant Adoption Podcast, Tim and Tisha share about their experiences after adopting three newborns over a 10 year period. "We prayed a lot. Our prayers became even more intense as we let go and let God decide how our miracle would happen. And then in His humorous way, it took nine months before we brought our first daughter home...
God knew what He was doing, even if we didn’t. We definitely learned the lesson that He’s in control and we’re not, and we're so OK with that because we're blessed; we're a mom and a dad now to three special kids. Through our infant adoptions we’ve learned a lot. We’ve learned things we wish we would’ve known when we first started. It’s why we’re here today; to share these with you!" says Tim.
In 10 Things We've Learned Through 3 Infant Adoptions, you’ll discover:
- How to build a positive open adoption with your child's birth mother
- Why you should protect your child's adoption story
- What to do to help get through the adoption wait
- How you can afford to adopt
- How Lifetime can help you create an effective profile
- Why you should take your time setting adoption preferences
- ...and more!
Listen to episode 62 of Infant Adoption Guide,
"10 Things We've Learned Through 3 Infant Adoptions"
on iTunes, Spotify, Google, or right here!
Tim says, "We hope this episode inspires you to adopt because YOU CAN DO THIS.
Don’t let anything stand in your way of becoming parents. We’ve adopted three times and we are not that special, gifted, smart, or wealthy. You just need the desire to adopt and some help along the way. We will keep you in our prayers as you navigate this amazing adventure to adopt. GO FOR IT!"