Adoptive Families Blog

Get Expert Adoption Advice at This Q&A Webinar

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 16, 2018

You know all those questions about adoption that pop up in your mind while you're running errands, at work, or getting ready for bed?  Those are the exact adoption questions that you can ask the adoption experts, at Lifetime's upcoming Q&A webinar! 

Mark your calendar and join our adoption Q&A webinar next Thursday! It'll be a live webinar, with Lifetime's experienced and attentive adoption experts. We're looking forward to answering the most-asked questions hopeful adoptive parents may have. It's wise to learn all you can about domestic, interstate infant adoption before you start!

Next week's Q&A webinar is open to all hopeful adoptive parents, and it's free of charge! Lifetime's Q&A webinars about adoption are always informative and encouraging, no matter if you're just starting to consider adopting or if you're waiting to be chosen by a birth mother. You'll be able to get the answers you need to your adoption questions, and learn from the questions others ask as well!

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, I want to adopt a baby, adoption Q&A, adopt a baby, Q&A webinar, adoption webinars

"Can We See Photos of Birth Parents?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 31, 2018

We wanted to share with you an adoption question that we get frequently asked. Many eager adoptive parents have asked this question in the beginning stages of their adoption research.

Chances are, you've wondered this exact thing!

"I'd like to see photos of the birth parents before I agree to the adoption. During the adoption process with Lifetime, will we be sent photos? My spouse and I hope to adopt a child who will easily blend into our family because we don't want it to be obvious that they're adopted."

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Topics: Infant adoption, adopt a baby, photos of birth moms, photos of birth mothers, photo of birth mother, photos of babies up for adoption, adoption photolisting

Get 4 Practical Ways to Bond With Your Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 24, 2018

Many people believe that bonding with your newly adopted baby should happen instantly and magically. But the reality is that bonding takes dedication and time.

The good news is that you can bond with your newly adopted baby, with intention. Here are 4 practical techniques to bond with your adopted child:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Tips, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adopting a Baby, adopt a baby, attachment in adoption, domestic infant adoption

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Dan and Hanna

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 3, 2018

Today, Lifetime Adoption is excited to be able to share another couple's successful adoption story in our blog series “Then and Now."

We're going to share Colorado adoptive couple Dan and Hanna's heartwarming story today!

As they started their adoption journey with Lifetime, they shared, "Adoption is something that we have always planned for ourselves.

When we learned about our infertility, it wasn’t a question of what to do; it was how we get things in place for adoption!"

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

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Greg and Lizzy

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 27, 2017

We're blessed to be sharing another adoptive couple's heartwarming adoption journey in our blog series "Then and Now." Our Lifetime adoptive family today is Greg and Lizzy from Florida.

As they started their adoption journey with Lifetime, they shared, "We would love to build our family. We have always had a heart to adopt a child

After our daughter's birth, Lizzy had to have a lifesaving operation which resulted in us not being able to have more children and we have such a strong desire to have more kids! Being parents has been the greatest gift.  We would love to give another baby a safe and loving home and also love a birth mom too!"

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

When Relatives Aren't Excited About Your Plans to Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 15, 2017

When you announce that you're adopting, you might be expecting family members to be excited for you. But some adoptive parents are shocked by indifferent reactions to their adoption news. Today, Lifetime is sharing a few tips to cope with this situation!

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Topics: Relationships, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption process, Adopting a child, Adoption preparation, adopt a baby

"We're So Blessed to be a Family of 3 for the Holidays!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 5, 2017

Lifetime's staff loves getting emails from our adoptive families on how life is going after adoption. They email us adorable photos, updates, and thank you notes for our adoption work.

So, we were thrilled to get this sweet email from adoptive parents Crue and Michelle, who recently finalized their daughter's adoption in court: 

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Topics: Infant adoption, Adoption Update, I want to adopt a baby, Lifetime Babies, reviews of Lifetime Adoption, adopt a baby, adopt a baby girl

The Top 7 Adoption Myths (and the Facts)

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 1, 2017

If you're thinking of adopting to start (or build!) your family, you might be intimidated after seeing adoption horror stories in the media. The truth is, much of the adoption stories you see portrayed in the media are sensationalized, to gain viewers.

Today, Lifetime is shedding light on seven of the most common adoption myths. Read on as we help you separate fact from fiction!

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Topics: Adoption Myths, Domestic Adoption, adoption truth, adopt a baby, domestic infant adoption

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Zachary and Kearsten

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 10, 2017

We're blessed to be sharing another adoptive couple's heartwarming adoption story in our blog series "Then and Now." Our Lifetime adoptive family today is Zachary and Kearsten from Virginia.

As they started their adoption journey with Lifetime, they shared, "Adoption was always in our family plan. We're thrilled to become first-time parents through adoption!"

 

Keep reading for a glimpse into Zachary and Kearsten's journey of adopting their baby boy, Maverick!

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

Get 5 Tips for Bonding With Your Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 20, 2017

This post originally appeared on our blog a couple of years ago as "Bonding with Baby after Infant Adoption," and we've refreshed it for 2017.

Some adoptive parents expect to feel a bond with their adopted baby right away. Right now, you might be feeling worried and uncertain…what if you don’t feel a connection? Lifetime knows that there are special bonds which develop between adoptive parents and their babies. Like many other areas of being a parent, bonding with a baby will take work and dedication. Today, we're sharing 5 tips for bonding with your adopted baby!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Tips, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adopting a Baby, adopt a baby, attachment in adoption, domestic infant adoption