Adoptive Families Blog

She Gets it from You: Author’s Letter to Daughter’s Birth Mother

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 27, 2018

Recently one of Lifetime’s adoptive moms introduced us to author Melissa Radke’s book, Eat Cake. Be Brave., a personal testimony of faith, courage, accepting one’s strengths and unique path in life, including infertility, miscarriage, and adoption. In Chapter 19, Dear Miss Danielle, we were moved to read Radke’s heartfelt letter to her daughter’s birth mother. This real-life encounter with modern adoption, as seen through an everyday adoptive mom (with a great sense of humor and ability to share words as if you’re talking with a friend), will speak to so many of our followers and families.

If you’re a hopeful adoptive parent, or if you’re already raising a child through adoption, you’ll be touched by this excerpt from Chapter 19 of Eat Cake. Be Brave. Perhaps you’ll identify with the hard emotions each side of a child’s adoption face as they come together for a match. Or you’ll anticipate the great love that you’ll have for the ONE mother who chooses you to adopt her baby, and how you hope you can find just the right words to tell her how much she means to your family, how much you admire her brave love. You might even read this as a birth mother, and be reassured that you are not forgotten, and some of the brightest things about your child will remind his or her adoptive parents of you in the best ways.

Because of modern adoption, a child can grow up knowing that she inherits good things from both sides of her story.

With permission from Melissa and David Radke, we are honored to share this excerpt from Eat Cake. Be Brave. with you below.

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Topics: modern adoption, what is open adoption like?, Open Adoption, Adoption story, infertility to adoption,, Adoption Book, books about adoption, Christian adoption book

Behind the Scenes of Adam & Kristi’s Decision to Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 14, 2018

"Are we meant to adopt?"

Lifetime adoptive couple Adam and Kristi share part one of their adoption story

 

"This is never going to happen." Many people who walk through infertility often identify with the hopelessness that can come of trying and trying to build a family, without success.

Moving from infertility to a decision to become a family through adoption is a deep and thoughtful process. There are layers of grief and disappointment mixed together with the hope of looking forward to the good that will come from their determination not to give up.

We often are asked: "How do you know when to move from fertility treatments to adoption?"

For every adoptive parent, the answer to that honest question will vary. However, one recurring thread in nearly every Lifetime Adoption testimony is the sense that adoption is where the story was leading all along.

As you’ll see in Adam and Kristi’s story, a sense of peace, relief, and renewed hope came from answering a call to adoption.

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Topics: infertility to adoption,, Adoption journey, Adoption story, fertility treatments to adoption, fertility treatments, Infertility, Waiting to Adopt

Lifetime Family's Amazing Story Published in Magazine

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 14, 2018

We’re delighted to share with you that one of our adoptive couples, Zachary and Kearsten, have been featured in a national publication, the Coastal Virginia Magazine! The adoptive family was interviewed for a new segment called "What It's Like" to talk about adoption.

Keep reading to see what they said about the journey to adopt their sweet baby boy, Maverick!

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Topics: Adoption story, Open Adoption

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Mac and Shay

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 25, 2018

"Thank you so much for all of your time, patience, effort, and support on our adoption journey...All of the webinars and advice you guys give have really helped us develop a strong bond with our daughter Lucy's birth mother," share Lifetime adoptive parents Mac and Shay.

Join Lifetime as we share Mac and Shay's beautiful open adoption story today as a part of our blog series "Then and Now." 

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

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Greg and Bethany

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 6, 2018

We're honored to be sharing Greg and Bethany's beautiful open adoption story today as a part of our blog series "Then and Now." 

As they began their adoption journey with Lifetime, they shared, "We started talking about adopting when we were dating and knew it was a way we wanted to grow our family! Bethany's family is already touched by adoption thorough three of her siblings. We love being parents and are excited and ready to adopt a boy or girl of any race!"

Keep reading to hear Greg and Bethany's cherished adoption journey to their baby! 

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

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Justin and Jen

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 6, 2018

We're honored to be sharing Justin and Jen's beautiful domestic adoption story today as a part of our blog series "Then and Now." Adoptive mom Jen says, "We are so blessed and thankful to God and Harper's birth parents for placing her in our lives. She is our greatest joy!"

Keep reading to hear Justin and Jen's cherished adoption journey to their baby girl! 

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

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Clayton and Sarah

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 14, 2018

We're honored to be sharing Clayton and Sarah's beautiful domestic adoption story today as a part of our blog series "Then and Now." Adoptive mom Sarah says, "We were constantly encouraged by reading and listening to other couple's adoption stories as we were in the wait. We hope that our story can do the same for currently waiting couples."

Keep reading to hear Clayton and Sarah's cherished adoption journey to their baby girl, Aubrey! 

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

Adoption Webinar Next Week! Hear Lifetime Couple Silas & Dawn’s Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 15, 2018

Adoption stories are one of the most encouraging resources when you're hoping to adopt. You can get a lot of helpful answers and tips through listening to testimonies from people who have recently walked through the adoption process. Adoption starts to seem more simple and straightforward after hearing from others who were once where you are right now.

We hope you can join next Tuesday to hear Silas and Dawn’s adoption story. This Florida adoptive couple were blessed to adopt their son, Talon, through Lifetime Adoption last year. Keep reading to learn how you can watch this heartwarming adoption story!

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

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

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