Adoptive Families Blog

Lifetime’s Available Adoption Situations

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 11, 2014

Here are a few of Lifetime Adoption’s most recent adoption situations. By reading about our available adoption opportunities, you can determine if Lifetime Adoption is a good fit for what you’re seeking in domestic adoption and open adoption.

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Topics: Adopting a child

Open Adoption: What The Experts Say

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 3, 2014

Open adoption is a relatively new practice, yet it is widely supported across the United States and by a variety of adoption and child development experts.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adopting a child

Don’t Give Up on Your Goals to Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 30, 2014

Here’s a little adoption encouragement via Proverbs 31 Ministries. In anything you're striving to reach, don't tire of doing good (toward your goal) and don't give up!

"So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up." Galatians 6:9

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Topics: Adopting a child

Worried About the Cost of Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 27, 2014

Adoption can give you the family you’ve always dreamed of having. It can be the greatest journey and joy of your life, and give you the greatest of blessings: a child of your own.

Many families would love to experience this joy and blessing for themselves; however, they are worried about the cost of adoption. The costs of a private adoption vary and are based on many different factors, but there are always expenses. And while these expenses are well worth it, the fact remains that cost is a very real concern for most families.

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Topics: Adopting a child

Christian Adoption Services: Called to Build Forever Families

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 23, 2014

Lifetime knows that adoption can be a long and emotional process. During this life-changing and often vulnerable season, adoptive families spend quite a bit of time talking to and getting to know the professionals with whom they are working, and often share with their adoption team deeply held convictions, fears, hopes, and dreams as they journey together down the road of finding a successful match. While those involved first meet as strangers entering into a business relationship, Lifetime feels strongly that the sensitive subject matter of creating a forever family is far cry from being a mere business transaction.

Adoption is one of the most important and intensive decisions a family will ever undertake, and one of the most sensitive. As such, families—both birth and adoptive—will find themselves well served by partnering with agencies or facilitators who share their same values: People with whom they are comfortable speaking openly, frankly, and vulnerably. For those who feel it is their God-given calling in life to adopt a child who is out there waiting just for them, finding a Christian adoption service can be essential for ensuring that every step of the process—not just bringing home a child—is a rewarding one.

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Topics: Christian Adoption, Adopting a child

6 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 21, 2014

In order to get ready to accommodate your adoption blessing, some changes will undoubtedly need to be made in your home. Since babies do not come with an instruction book or blue prints for how your home should be set up, we’re sharing six tips with you today on how to get your home ready.

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Topics: Adopting a child

Babies for Adoption and So Much More

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 20, 2014

It’s no secret that the goal of adoption agencies is to find the perfect match between adoptive parent and child, but that doesn’t have to be both the beginning and end of your family’s story.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adopting a child

Adoption Anxieties Be Gone...

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 7, 2014

We wanted to share this adoption tip with you from Lifetime Adoption’s Founder Mardie Caldwell:

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Topics: Adopting a child

Adopt a Baby Through Lifetime Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 26, 2014

Below are some of Lifetime Adoption’s most recently added adoption situations. By reading about our available adoption opportunities, you can determine if Lifetime Adoption is a good fit for what you’re seeking in domestic adoption and open adoption.

Lifetime Adoption Center is seeking an adoptive family to adopt a baby due in April who will be of Hispanic/Caucasian ethnicity. The birth mother is already parenting three and has chosen adoption for her fourth child. A graduate with a Master's degree, this caring birth mom values good education and wishes her child to have the same.

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Topics: Adopting a child, Adoption journey, Adoption Opportunities

Tips for Talking With a Birth Mother

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 11, 2014

When you first talk to a birth mother, you may be nervous and anxious. So is the birth mother! So, take a deep breath, relax, and talk as you would to a new friend.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Adopting a child