Adoptive Families Blog

7 Must-Have's to Pack for Adoption Travel

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 30, 2018

In adoption today, parents waiting to adopt often cannot predict when they will get “the call” to go meet the baby they long to add to their family. Babies are born at all hours and it’s important to be ready to GO when the opportunity to adopt comes calling. This moment is full of mixed emotions, from sheer joy to the jitters.

Remember, most hospitals are located within a short drive to a local mega-mart or drug store, so don’t panic if you pack light and stock up on what you need once you travel. There are some things for adoption travel that you can prepare now, so you have less to pack, and less to remember when the time comes to meet your baby. Consider your hospital packing list ahead of time. Here’s what we suggest getting ready:

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, adoption travel tips, adoption travel tip, adopt a baby

Adoption Q&A: Should We Have a Car Seat Before We Adopt?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 11, 2016

Our post from last Friday about what to pack for adoption travel has triggered this question from a hopeful adoptive mother:

Question: “We’re wondering if we should bring a car seat with us or buy one when we get to where our baby will be born?”

Answer: This may be a personal decision, but here’s what’s worked for other adoptive parents, considering all aspects and options available:

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Topics: adoption travel tips, adoption travel tip

Adoption Q&A: Last-Minute Adoptions

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 18, 2016

Just this past week, Lifetime has had at least two last-minute adoptions! In a last-minute adoption, the birth mother calls us from the hospital, wanting to choose adoption for her soon-to-be-born baby. Last-minute adoptions are also known as "drop in lap" adoptions. Here's a question we get asked about this process:

What happens when a mother calls from the hospital to start an adoption plan while in labor?

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Topics: adoption travel tip, last-minute adoption, drop-in-the-lap

Adoption Webinar Next Week: Traveling for Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 3, 2015

Next Thursday at 4pm Pacific, Lifetime Adoption will be hosting a special webinar about traveling for adoption. We hope you can join us!

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Topics: Adoption webinar, adoption travel tips, adoption travel tip