Today, we're sharing part six in Lifetime Adoption's new blog series, How to Be Successful in Domestic Infant Adoption. With this series, we hope to help you in learn how you can successfully adopt a baby with a shorter adoption wait!
If you've just started looking into infant adoption, you might be curious what it involves. Or, maybe you're waiting for a birth mother to choose you and would like to speed things up. In either case, this blog series is for you!
Here are the top 8 things that successful adoptive parents have in common:
- Their home study is current
- Profile has been completed
- Adoption preferences are open
- Don't turn down an adoption opportunity which is inside their preferences
- Have created an adoption video
- Prioritize their adoption
- Open to adopting a baby or child of either gender
- Attend Lifetime's webinars
If you missed it, our last installment in this blog series was about the benefits of creating an adoption video. Today, we're sharing about item #6, the importance of prioritizing your adoption plans.
When you're in the process of adopting a baby or child, it's so important to make your adoption a priority in your life. That means you'll want to avoid procrastinating on doing what you need to do in order to successfully adopt. This means getting all of the necessary forms completed, learning all you can about adoption, and taking photos for your adoption profile, to name a few adoption "to-do's".
Research, study and apply what you learn to add to your knowledge of the adoption process. You can learn about domestic adoption in books, on adoption webinars, and online. Be willing to take the steps needed to adopt, and commit yourselves to becoming parents. Complete to each step of the adoption process without giving up, and follow through promptly. There is nothing that will attract people to you faster than making adoption your priority at this time in your life!
Stay tuned for part 7 of the 8-part blog series How to Be Successful in Domestic Infant Adoption! We'll be telling you about why it's beneficial to be open to a baby of either gender.