Adoptive Families Blog

How to Tell Your Child They Were Adopted (and How Not To)

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 26, 2018

"When should I tell my child they're adopted?"

"What if they don't understand or it makes them sad?"

"How should I tell my child that they were adopted?"

These are some of the most commonly asked questions asked by hopeful adoptive parents, struggling to find the right answers. Today, Lifetime shares the best way to share your child's adoption story with them!

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Topics: Open Adoption, explaining adoption to children, adoptee

A Healthy Open Adoption Needs These 6 Things

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 19, 2018

Decades ago, almost every adoption was closed. Back then, people thought that closed adoption was best for the child. Today's adoptions look much different. An estimated 95% of domestic adoptions now have some level of openness between adoptive parents and birth parents. 

Even though there are varying kinds and levels of openness in open adoptions, there are healthy traits that many have in common. Here are 6 traits that adoptive families should strive for in healthy open adoptions:

 

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Topics: relationship with birth mother, what is open adoption like?, Open Adoption, adoption tip

Hope to Expand Your Family Through a Second Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 11, 2018

Are you hoping to adopt again? Many who have experienced the joys of parenthood wish to expand their family through adopting a second time.  We'd be honored to be a part of your second adoption journey!

After 32 years of experience, Lifetime is confident that we know what birth mothers are looking for in an adoptive family. And what many are seeking today are experienced adoptive parents, who have already adopted a baby.

Keep reading to learn how you can expand your family through the miracle of another adoption!

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Topics: second adoption, adopt again, domestic infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Open Adoption

How to Get Started With the Basics of Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 5, 2018

When you've just decided that adoption is the way you'll grow your family, it can be hard to know where to start.

What do you need help with to begin your adoption? What's standing in your way of achieving your dreams of adopting a baby?

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Topics: adopt a child, Adopting a Baby, Adoption Questions, Adoption webinar, Domestic Adoption, how to afford adoption, I want to adopt a baby

Lifetime Named in the Top 3 Adoption Blogs!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 28, 2018

We're excited to announce that our blog has just been awarded in the "Top 20 Christian Adoption and Foster Care Blogs!" Lifetime's blog was named in the prestigious top 3 adoption blogs in this list, curated by content reader Feedspot. What an honor to be among this list of other awesome adoption blogs, for the second year in a row!

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Topics: adoption blogs, blogging aboout adoption

In Infant Adoption, How Old is the Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 22, 2018

"My husband and I have just started to look into adoption, after facing infertility. We're interested in your adoption program. We'd especially like to adopt a baby so that we can experience all of those 'firsts' with our son or daughter. 

If we adopt a baby through Lifetime, how old is the baby when we receive him or her?"

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, adopt a baby, I want to adopt a baby, bonding with adopted baby

Lifetime Family's Amazing Story Published in Magazine

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 14, 2018

We’re delighted to share with you that one of our adoptive couples, Zachary and Kearsten, have been featured in a national publication, the Coastal Virginia Magazine! The adoptive family was interviewed for a new segment called "What It's Like" to talk about adoption.

Keep reading to see what they said about the journey to adopt their sweet baby boy, Maverick!

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Topics: Adoption story, Open Adoption

20 Effective Ways to Save Up for Your Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 8, 2018

When you’re trying to afford infant adoption, it’s important to cut costs and save money wherever you can. Lifetime Adoption suggests creating an adoption budget, and setting up a separate bank account specifically for adoption funds. Today, we’re sharing 20 effective ways that you can save up for your adoption:

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Topics: adoption financing, fund your adoption, fund my adoption, fund an adoption, how to afford adoption, affording adoption, how much does adoption cost, why is adoption so expensive, cost of adopting

How to Get Ready To Bring Your Baby Home

Posted by Guest Contributor on July 31, 2018

After you've endured the waiting stage of adoption, you'll be joyfully preparing for a new arrival. You may suddenly find yourself wondering what’s really essential. From diapers to dimmer switches, this handy guide should help you prepare your home for your long awaited baby!

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Topics: life after adoption, bonding with adopted baby, babyproofing

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Mac and Shay

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 25, 2018

"Thank you so much for all of your time, patience, effort, and support on our adoption journey...All of the webinars and advice you guys give have really helped us develop a strong bond with our daughter Lucy's birth mother," share Lifetime adoptive parents Mac and Shay.

Join Lifetime as we share Mac and Shay's beautiful open adoption story today as a part of our blog series "Then and Now." 

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Topics: then and now, Adoption story, adoption stories, Lifetime Babies, Infant adoption, adopt a baby, infertility to adoption,