Adoptive Families Blog

Reviews of Lifetime Adoption Center

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 13, 2015

If you've just started researching adoption as a possibility for building or starting your family, you’ve probably been looking for reviews of various adoption companies online. It will help you decide which company to work with if you can see what their past clients have had to say. Lifetime Adoption Center has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. This means that we’re recognized to have the highest level of business practices.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adopting a Baby

Lifetime Made Our Family Possible

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 8, 2015

Our staff of Adoption Coordinators at Lifetime Adoption regularly get emails from Lifetime adoptive couples on how life is going after adoption. These couples email us updates, photos, and words of gratitude for the work we did to help them adopt. So, we were thrilled to get this email from adoptive mother Amy:

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, Adopting a child, Adoption Update, Adopting a Baby

Explaining Adoption to Your Children

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 1, 2015

Question: How do I explain adoption to my biological children? We want to add to our family through adoption and be able to explain to our children the reason and what positive aspects adoption has. Can you help?

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Topics: children, Open Adoption, Parenting, Domestic Adoption, Adopting a Baby

What it Means to be Ready to Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 28, 2015

Today, women considering adoption may initiate the adoption process for a child at any time before, during, or after birth. This means adoptive parents need to remain available and ready at any moment. While it’s never too late for a birth mother to start an adoption, there are times when it’s too late for adoptive parents to accept an opportunity to adopt a child.

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Topics: Infant adoption, Adoption process, Waiting to Adopt, Adopting a Baby, baby adoption, preparing to adopt, adoption tip, adoption readiness

God's Hand in Adoption

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on July 20, 2015

After helping thousands of adoptive parents find their way through the journey of adoption, I can say unequivocally that God’s hand is at work today. I have a beautiful perspective from which to see Him guiding these precious children to the home that He ultimately desires for them.

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Topics: Adoption process, Adoption journey, Adopting a Baby

Gender Preferences Affect Your Adoption Wait

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 14, 2015

In choosing your adoption preferences, it’s vital that you take a look at how flexible you are in your preferences, and how long you are willing to wait for a match.

When an adoptive couple becomes fully active, then the wait to be chosen starts. And the wait is mostly out of your control, with the exception of these three items: gender preference, profile, and budget.

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Topics: Adopting a child, Adopting a Baby, adoption wait

Praise for our Recent Webinar

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 6, 2015

We got some great feedback from attendees to our recent webinar, "Erin's Adoption Story." If you missed this webinar, you can watch the recording here: Here's what folks had to say:

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Adoption webinar, Adopting a Baby

A Visit from One of Our Lifetime Babies

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 7, 2015

The other day one of our completed families came to visit our staff here at the office so we could see one of the Lifetime babies. Baby Hank is almost 8 months old and the happiest baby! He loves to be in front of the camera. His parents, Dustin & Miranda are enjoying every moment of parenthood! We each had a turn holding him and playing with him and it was such a wonderful time!

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Topics: Adopting a Baby, Lifetime Babies

Adoption Preparation Tips from Adoptive Parents

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on March 31, 2015

We recently took the question, “What was the best tip or advice that helped you OR that you would pass along to other parents preparing to adopt? Any products for baby or the child that you recommend? Any travel ideas or time-saving tips? Tell us what worked for you!” to our Lifetime Adoption Center Facebook page. These were some of the replies from our families:

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Topics: Adopting a Baby, preparing to adopt

Keeping Hope During Your Adoption Journey

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 30, 2015

Recently this reminder was posted on our Lifetime Adoption Facebook page, with a lot of encouraging feedback from adoptive families who are currently on their adoption journey. Hope is eager expectation of relief of your current season or situation. There are good things happening in each phase of your story, even if the ultimate "good thing" you're looking for hasn't yet come. Don't give up!

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Topics: Adoption journey, Adopting a Baby