Adoptive Families Blog

Get 5 Tips for Bonding With Your Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 20, 2017

This post originally appeared on our blog a couple of years ago as "Bonding with Baby after Infant Adoption," and we've refreshed it for 2017.

Some adoptive parents expect to feel a bond with their adopted baby right away. Right now, you might be feeling worried and uncertain…what if you don’t feel a connection? Lifetime knows that there are special bonds which develop between adoptive parents and their babies. Like many other areas of being a parent, bonding with a baby will take work and dedication. Today, we're sharing 5 tips for bonding with your adopted baby!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Tips, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adopting a Baby, adopt a baby, attachment in adoption, domestic infant adoption

How to Plan for Life After the Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 13, 2017

Now is the time to prepare for the emotions and challenges that will accompany the joys and delights of parenthood through adoption. Make sure to have a plan for life after adoption. Today, Lifetime shares 11 things that you can do now, so you're ready for what the future holds!

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Adoption preparation, Waiting to Adopt

8 Pointers for a Successful Adoption: Lifetime Mother Shares Her Secrets

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 26, 2017

Plus, 4 tips on what NOT to do!

"My husband and I are with an adoption agency and have been waiting for 10 months. Our profile has gone out to birth mothers but there hasn't been any interest yet. What should we do to be seen by more birth mothers? Any tips for what we should be doing as we wait to be picked?"

We're sharing the answer a Lifetime adoptive mother provided, her 8 pointers for a successful adoption, and 4 tips on adoption to avoid!

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Adoption success, I want to adopt a baby, adopt a baby

New Year's Resolution to Adopt a Baby in 2017?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 2, 2017

It's the time of year when everyone makes New Year’s resolutions. There are things we're all going to promise ourselves we'll do in 2017, such as to drink more water, get more sleep, eat healthy foods, and exercise more. But, the reality is, most people fail to stick to their resolution.

So today, Lifetime Adoption is giving you 5 tips that will help you follow through with your resolution to adopt a baby in 2017!

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Infant adoption, Adoption profile, I want to adopt a baby, adoption tip, adopt a baby, how to afford adoption

Buying for Baby: Should we stock up now or later?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 26, 2016

Adoptive parents-in-waiting ask: “Should we have a nursery or room ready before we adopt?” The answer to this will vary parent to parent—some families prefer to wait so that an empty room or unused gear aren’t sitting unused, while others like knowing they are ready and stocked for when their child arrives. Whatever you decide to do in your adoption path, it IS wise to plan ahead for some things, even if it’s just to create a registry or have a list of items you know you’ll want or need when it’s time for your adoption.

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Infant adoption, Newborn Adoption, adoption travel tips, adoption tip, what to pack when traveling for your adoption

How to Create an Adoption Profile That Shines

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on July 21, 2016

Today, I want to share some tips with you that'll really help optimize your adoption profile, so that you stand out to potential birth mothers:

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Adoption parent profiles, Adoption profile, Mardie Caldwell

9 MORE Tips for New Adoptive Parents

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 10, 2016

Last month, we shared some useful tips for new adoptive parents. These are things that you can do now, during your adoption wait. That way, when you bring home your baby through adoption, you can have the self-assurance that you've already prepared. Today, we’re happy to share 9 more tips with our new or potential adoptive parents:

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Topics: Adoption Tips, adoption wisdom, adoption tip, adoptive parenting, bonding in adoption

4 Keys to Parenting Success for New Adoptive Parents

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on May 20, 2016

As an adoptive mother, it's part of my life's mission to help other adoptive parents adjust to life after adoption. Here are my top 4 keys that will lead to your parenting success after you've adopted a baby or child:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Tips, Domestic Adoption, Mardie Caldwell, older child adoption, adopting an older child, adoption tip

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

Tips for New Adoptive Parents

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 12, 2016

It can be overwhelming to assume 24 hour care of a child, especially a newborn who may have his days and nights mixed up. So once you bring home your baby through adoption, prioritize rest! In this post, we’re going to share some great tips you can follow in those early days after placement.

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Newborn Adoption, adoptive parenting