Adoptive Families Blog

How to Bring Truth to These 4 Common Adoption Misconceptions

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 12, 2018

"Don’t you want a child of your own?"
"Isn’t adoption incredibly expensive?"
"What if his birth mother comes to take him back?”

After you shared your decision to adopt with your family and friends, you might have been asked questions like these, accompanied by looks of concern. Your loved ones want the best for you, but questions like these show that they don't fully understand adoption. They don’t have the facts about how open adoption works.

The media often portrays an inaccurate picture of adoption, full of drama. So, lots of people are led to believe the adoption misconceptions they see in the media are typical in real adoptions.

We encourage you to educate your family and friends with the truth to these 4 commonly-believed adoption misconceptions:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Myths, Domestic Adoption, adoption truth

The Top 7 Adoption Myths (and the Facts)

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 1, 2017

If you're thinking of adopting to start (or build!) your family, you might be intimidated after seeing adoption horror stories in the media. The truth is, much of the adoption stories you see portrayed in the media are sensationalized, to gain viewers.

Today, Lifetime is shedding light on seven of the most common adoption myths. Read on as we help you separate fact from fiction!

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Topics: Adoption Myths, Domestic Adoption, adoption truth, adopt a baby, domestic infant adoption

Will I Love My Adopted Child As Strongly as a Biological Child?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 24, 2017

Sometimes hopeful parents wonder if raising a child through adoption would be "the same" as raising a child they gave birth to. Every adoptive parent will tell you, "There's no difference. That child is your baby!" The adoption truth is this: adoption builds families. 

Maybe you've wondered whether or not you'd love an adopted child as much as you would a biological one. You might be struggling with whether or not the love you’ll feel for your adopted child will be as strong as the love you have for your biological children. Asking yourself this question is natural, and totally necessary, even if it seems shameful.  We're going to delve into this issue today, to reveal the adoption truth. And that's that you'll truly love your adopted child and develop a genuine connection with them.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Infertility, adoption truth, infertility to adoption,, adoptive parenting

Adoption Truth

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 22, 2015

We wanted to share an adoption truth with you while you are on your adoption journey.
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Topics: adoption truth