Adoptive Families Blog

Adoption Webinar Next Week! Jeff and Christa’s Adoption Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 8, 2017

Have you been dreaming of beginning your family through infant adoption? Or maybe you already have children, but want to make your family complete through the blessing of adoption. Hearing the perspective of someone who's experienced the entire adoption journey is a great way to learn more about what to expect!

Join us on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 when Jeff and Christa will share their beautiful adoption story. They adopted a baby boy through Lifetime last summer. They're both looking forward to giving encouragement to couples who are thinking about adopting, or already in the process of infant adoption.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Adoption process, Adoption journey, Adoption story

3 Reasons Your Family May Not Support Your Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 4, 2016

When starting the adoption process, most adoptive parents anticipate that their family will support them as if they were having a biological child.  And truth be told, most do. 

Sometimes, however, issues may pop up that leave you asking yourself “Do they really support me in this?”

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Topics: Relationships, Domestic Adoption, Adoption process, Adoption journey, Adoption Fees

What to Expect from Your Adoption Professional

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 28, 2015

Once you begin communication with an adoption professional, how often should you expect to hear from them? Are they available when you call with questions, or do you get sent to voicemail?

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Topics: Communication, Adoption Professionals, Domestic Adoption, Adoption process

Making Your Adoption Profiles | What Makes You Unique?

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on October 12, 2015

For nearly 30 years, I’ve made it my life’s mission to connect hopeful adoptive couples with birth parents in order to fulfill their dreams of parenthood. An imperative piece of your journey to adopt a baby is your adoption profile. The adoption profile is bound booklet about you and your spouse: inside are photos and info about topics such as what you do for a living, where you live, your hobbies, your promises to your child’s birth parents, and reference letters from family and friends. You’ll want to stand out from other waiting adoptive couples, while at the same time presenting your authentic self. The following adoption tip about how to find what makes you unique was excerpted my most recent adoption book, Called to Adoption.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption profile, Adoption process, I want to adopt a baby, adopt 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

Honored to Be There for Women Considering Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 8, 2015

We know it helps to get a look at some of the behind-the-scenes activity happening at Lifetime. Today, we’re inspired to share an email from a woman who was considering adoption. To us, it shows how much thought goes into each woman’s adoption planning, but is also a sweet reminder that regardless of her decision, she DOES notice the support she receives AND the adoptive parents she learns about.

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Topics: birth mother, Adoption process, Birth Mothers, How Does Adoption Work

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

Words of Wisdom: Adoption Journey

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 16, 2015

During the adoption process, waiting and wondering can become difficult. Here are some words of wisdom to remember at any point during your adoption journey.

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Topics: Adoption process, Adoption journey

Help! I’m Scared of the Adoption Process

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 12, 2015

It’s no surprise that you may be scared of the adoption process. After all, adoption is a major decision! But fear and intimidation don’t have to be a part of your adoption. Choosing to work with experienced and caring professionals who will be there to walk you through the process step by step can do wonders for addressing your concerns and showing you that adoption isn’t so scary after all.


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Topics: Adoption process

How to Handle the Wait in your Journey to Adopt a Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 30, 2014

Choosing the path of adoption to parenthood can be a process. As you progress through your adoption process, you’ll need to have patience. But you can take comfort in the fact that the wait will soon be over and you will adopt a child!

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Topics: Adoption process, Adoption success