Adoptive Families Blog

Improving the Lives of Others on 'Make a Difference Day'

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 27, 2017

Did you know that tomorrow is national 'Make a Difference Day'? On October 28th, volunteers across U.S. unite for Make A Difference Day, the largest single-day of service nationwide annually. This day was founded in 1992, with the goal of improving the lives of others. 

Tomorrow, consider giving back to the cause of adoption. The nonprofit organization Lifetime Adoption Foundation supports children, women, and families in domestic open adoption. They provide support to birth mothers through scholarships, food, clothing, and assistance with other needs. The Foundation also provides adoption grants to hopeful adoptive parents. Every contribution (no matter how small) will make a difference in the lives of children, birth mothers, and adoptive parents.  Keep reading to learn how you can contribute!

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Gifts, Adoption Tips, Birthmother, Lifetime Adoption Foundation, Lifetime Foundation, adoption non-profit

Valuable Book Review of Called to Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 6, 2017

Many Christian couples are realizing the need to step forward in faith and adopt a baby or child. Our Founder Mardie Caldwell's book Called to Adoption is an amazing, information-packed resource for those who wish to learn more about the miracle of families created through adoption.

If you're thinking about domestic infant adoption, such a useful book is indispensable! Today, Lifetime is sharing one adoptive mother's book review of this Christian adoption book:

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Questions, Christian Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption Book, Adopting a Baby, Called to Adoption, books about adoption, domestic infant adoption, Christian adoption book

Having a Hard Time With Adoption Paperwork? Here's 5 Tips!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 16, 2016

Most adoptive parents-to-be are faced with a mountain of paperwork in the adoption process. It can be very daunting and overwhelming especially when they are already dealing with a lot of emotional, mental, and financial pressure.

The adoption process can be time-consuming and will require major changes in your lifestyle and commitments. Couples who work can find it incredibly hard to keep up with all the pre- and post-adoption paperwork and adoption reading. In this post, we'd like to share with you some ways to effectively deal with all of your adoption paperwork...

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Tips, General, Waiting to Adopt, Adopting a Baby

Adoption is a Miracle! - The Best Adoption Gifts

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 31, 2015

Whether you're an adoptive parent, an adoptee, or birth parent, these items will make wonderful adoption gifts!  Maybe you know someone whose been touched by adoption; an adoption-related gift will be perfect!

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Gifts, Christian Adoption, Adoption prayer

Your Child's Social Security Number

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 16, 2015

Mardie Caldwell, author of “Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide” speaks about a topic that can sometimes be overlooked during the busy adoption process. She speaks about how and when you should get your child's social security number.

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Topics: Adoption, social security number

Daily Devotional

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 4, 2015

Here is a great daily devotional from Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling book that we wanted to share with you:

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Topics: Adoption, daily devotional

How do I support a family who is waiting to adopt?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 2, 2015

Many times, we want to be a help and support for families who are in the process of adopting. Perhaps they are waiting to be chosen by a birth mother, waiting to move forward until they have the funding in place, or even waiting until there is a spot available in the particular adoption program they have chosen.  We know that they are in a time or waiting and want to do something to support and celebrate their decision. But what can we do that is both supportive and appropriate during this time of waiting?

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption fundraising, Support adoption

How to Handle the Adoption Wait During Christmastime

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 22, 2014


Could you use perspective and encouragement as you move through Christmas while you long to add a child to your family? Revisit our well-received webinar, "I hope I adopt before Christmas" for a validating and uplifting message to anyone wishing they could celebrate the holidays with a new baby or growing family:

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Topics: Adoption, adoption wait

Pray for Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 18, 2014

November is National Adoption Awareness Month! As we celebrate adoption this month, please share this prayer card and send a prayer to all those touched by adoption. We all need the support, no matter what part of the journey we are embarking on.

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Topics: Adoption, Awareness, Adoption prayer, Adoption journey

Upcoming Adoption Webinars: 3 Special Guests for Adoption Month!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 7, 2014

Did you know that November is National Adoption Awareness Month? Celebrate with us as we welcome three inspiring guests who will help you prepare for your family's future through adoption!

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Topics: Adoption, Awareness, Adoption Awareness, Adoption webinar, Adopting a Baby