Adoptive Families Blog

Get Expert Advice on the Adoption Tax Credit

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 6, 2017

If you're exploring your adoption financing options, you’ve probably heard of the Adoption Tax Credit. Many hopeful adoptive couples have found it challenging to make sense of how it works or how they can apply it to their taxes.

Then you'll want to mark your calendar and come to our free adoption webinar on the tax credit on Thursday, October 19th at 3:00 pm Pacific/6:00 Eastern. This will be an information-packed webinar, with special guest and well-known tax expert, Becky Wilmoth. She is an EA (Enrolled Agent) with Bill's Tax Service in Centralia, Illinois. 

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Adoption process, Adoption tax credit, Adoption journey, adoption financing

Watch Deanna's Encouraging Adoption Story in This Webinar!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 2, 2017

This adoption webinar is sure to encourage you with faith and dedication during your adoption wait! Lifetime knows that when you're waiting to adopt, you'll experience many highs and lows, and a mixture of emotions.

Last year, adoptive parents David and Deanna were expecting yet another season waiting for a baby. But, Lifetime called them about a birth mother who was about to deliver a baby girl! In this special webinar, adoptive mom Deanna shares her story with parents-in-waiting. 

We've now made the recording of this helpful webinar available online. Keep reading to learn how you can watch it for free, wherever you're at!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Christian Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Adoption journey, adoption wait, adoptive parenting, domestic infant adoption

The Top 8 Things Successful Adoptive Parents Have in Common

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 11, 2017

Part 8

Today, we're sharing the final part of Lifetime Adoption's 8-part blog series, How to Be Successful in Domestic Infant Adoption. With this series, we hope to help you in learning how you can successfully adopt a baby with a shorter adoption wait!

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Adoption journey, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, adopt a baby, how to handle the adoption wait, adoption webinars, how to be successful in domestic infant adoption

Adoption Webinar: Moving Through Infant Loss to the Blessing of Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 14, 2017

You might recall that a few weeks back, we shared about an upcoming adoption webinar in which you could Hear Lifetime Adoptive Couple Mike & Vyce's Story. The recording of this touching webinar is now available online!

In this adoption webinar, we heard from Lifetime adoptive mom, Vyce. She and her husband Mike shared about their journey to parenthood, which happened after a heartbreaking infant loss. 

No matter what stage you're at in your adoption journey, every adoption story you hear can provide encouragement. Discover how you can watch Vyce's webinar by reading on!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Christian Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Adoption journey, adoptive parenting, domestic infant adoption, infant loss

Adoption Webinar Next Week! Hear Lifetime Couple Mike & Vyce’s Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 28, 2017

When you're thinking about adopting, or going through the adoption process, each adoption story you hear gives you encouragement and help. Every story from an adoptive family is as one-of-a-kind in the details as the people involved.

Join us on Thursday, August 3, 2017 for a touching testimony of faith through infant loss and a trust in God's call to grow a family through adoption. 

Vyce, a Lifetime adoptive mom, is going to share her story. She and her husband's path to parenthood happened after a heartbreaking loss. Their adoption story could only be described as heaven-sent.

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Topics: Open Adoption, African American adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Adoption process, Adoption journey, Adoption story

The Inside Scoop on What It’s Like to Be an Adoptive Parent

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 19, 2017

The process to adopt and adjusting to life as an adoptive parent is one that's emotionally complex. After adoption, adoptive parents go through all kinds of intricate emotions as they adjust to life with a new child, on top of a new, unique relationship with their child’s birth mother. Many adoptive parents express a feeling of relief, while others feel a sort of "let-down" after adoption.

In a special adoption webinar held last week, we shared about post-adoption depression, adoption guilt or fears through the process, and honoring promises made through adoption. Discover how you can listen to this webinar by reading on!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, adoptive parenting, post-adoption depression, post-adoption blues, post-adoption

Secrets Revealed: the Pressure to be the Perfect Adoptive Parent

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 5, 2017

We're excited to welcome Lifetime's Founder and experienced adoptive mom, Mardie Caldwell, for a LIVE webinar next Monday!

Adoptive parents in all phases of their story are invited to attend this free webinar. Anyone just starting to think about adoption, actively waiting to adopt, or newly parenting a child through adoption will find this webinar helpful! The webinar will begin at 4:00 pm Pacific time on Monday, July 10th

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Topics: Open Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Mardie Caldwell, adoptive parenting, adoption webinars, domestic infant adoption

Get Expert Adoption Guidance at Lifetime's Q&A Webinar

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 23, 2017

Do you have questions about infant adoption and domestic adoption? Then you'll want to mark your calendar and come to our adoption webinar next Tuesday! Lifetime's experienced and devoted adoption experts are hosting a live Adoption Q&A Webinar, starting at 3:00 pm Pacific time on Tuesday, June 27th. Get answers to the questions that have been on your mind, and learn from other hopeful adoptive parents' questions.

This free webinar is open to all hopeful adoptive parents! No matter if you're just starting to think about adopting or if you're in the waiting phase of your adoption journey, this webinar will help you.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Q&A webinar, adoption webinars, domestic infant adoption

Appreciating Adoptive Dads and Dads-to-Be on Father’s Day

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 16, 2017

"A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you've grown."
-Unknown

Lifetime Adoption wishes all the adoptive dads and dads-to-be out there a very Happy Father's Day!

For the adoptive fathers still in their adoption wait, your baby will be here before you know it! We hope that this Father’s Day will be the first of many happy ones for you. Your sweet little one will be so lucky to have you as a daddy!

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Topics: Adoption webinar, adoptive dads, Father's Day, adoptive fathers, adoptive dad-to-be

Mother's Day Adoption Webinar! Deanna's Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 5, 2017

Here at Lifetime, we know that many waiting adoptive mothers face Mother’s Day with mixed emotions. Last year, just a few days before Mother’s Day, adoptive parents David and Deanna were planning for yet another Mother’s Day waiting for a baby. But instead, we called them about a birth mother who was in labor with a with a baby girl. She had chosen David and Deanna for her daughter's adoptive parents!

In a future webinar, Deanna will talk about her beautiful adoption story. She looks forward to sharing about her adoption journey with parents in-waiting in the hopes that it encourages you. David and Deanna's story is a testimony of faith and perseverance!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Mother's Day, Adoption process, Adoption journey, Adoption story, adoptive mother