Adoptive Families Blog

10 Reasons to Join an Adoption Support Group

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 1, 2019

An adoption support group can be a wonderful resource for hopeful parents in any stage of their adoption journey! You might have just begun to research domestic adoption or you may be waiting for a birth mother to choose you. You might even have finalized your child’s adoption, and need help navigating adoptive parenting.

No matter which stage you're at in the adoption process, an adoption support group can provide encouragement! Members of an adoption support group are able to learn about and explore issues they may have in common. They also have group discussions that give members the chance to share problem-solving strategies.

These groups are a great place to connect with other adoptive families, share experiences, and ask questions. You might find an adoption support group within driving distance, but there are also many groups that take place entirely online. Keep reading to discover the benefits an adoption support group can offer you, as well as how you might find one!

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, adoption wisdom, adoption tip, adopt a baby

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

"Your Adoption Webinars Have Built My Confidence Up!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 24, 2016

Lifetime Adoption frequently hosts free adoption webinars, in order to provide info to people interested in adopting a baby or child. In our webinars, we have special guests share their stories about how they came to adopt their child. We also provide info on adoption financing, the adoption home study, open adoption, birth mothers, and more!

An adoptive-mother-in-waiting recently emailed us this feedback about our webinars:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption webinar, adoption wisdom

What to Do During Your Adoption Wait

Posted by Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P. on September 17, 2015

Rarely in life do happiness and fear mix as dramatically as during the time when adoptive parents are waiting for the birth of their child or for the adoption to become irrevocable. Here are some suggestions that prospective adoptive parents have found helpful, emotionally and practically. Choose and check the ones that work for you.

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Topics: Adoption Tips, adoption wait, adoption wisdom

How to Stay Encouraged Throughout Your Adoption

Posted by Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P. on August 24, 2015

There are those times when life is challenging and the path to parenthood challenging, when it is drudgery and just hard work to move forward. It's then when you have to focus and search for happiness and patience along the way. 

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Topics: Christian Adoption, adoption wait, adoption wisdom

Adoption Wisdom

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 23, 2015

Author Mardie Caldwell, in her book, “ Called To Adoption” shares some of her adoption wisdom.

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Topics: adoption wisdom