Adoptive Families Blog

Celebrating the Perspective of Adoptive Dads-to-Be

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 12, 2019

We often see fathers (and men who long to be dads) as the unemotional, strong members of the family who represent a different perspective than their counterparts. But it's important to celebrate these men as fathers and to encourage those who are becoming fathers through adoption. 

If we take the time to see adoption from a hopeful adoptive dad's point of view, we can understand that they'll need just as much support on their journey as a hopeful mom.

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Topics: Father's Day, adoptive fathers

What’s Waiting to Adopt Like for an Adoptive Dad-to-Be?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 5, 2018

What’s it like for men as they wait to become fathers through open adoption? As they support their wives and look forward to their future family, adoptive dads-to-be have their own unique ways of waiting-to-adopt. In this short live video, one of Lifetime’s hopeful adoptive dads, Joe, gives us a view from a man’s perspective.

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Topics: Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, adoptive dads, Father's Day, adoptive fathers, adoptive dad-to-be

See Adoption Through the Eyes of the Adoptive Father

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 15, 2018

Fathers play an essential role in adoption. In honor of Father’s Day this weekend, we're taking a look at adoption through the eyes of adoptive fathers!

Whether the decision to adopt a child came easily or took some discussion, adoptive dads share the same positive emotions when meeting their child for the first time. If you’re thinking about adopting but are nervous about the process, it's helpful to take a look at what a few of Lifetime's adoptive fathers themselves have to say about their adoption story.

When you're deep in your adoption wait, it always helps to hear from other adoptive parents who have moved through the process recently and to get a little help and encouragement. Know that if it worked for them, it can work for you, and then learn some tips along the way!

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Topics: Father's Day, adoptive fathers

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."

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

The Ultimate How-to Guide for Dads-to-Be

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 8, 2016

It’s a good idea to get all the info on how to be a dad that you can before you bring your baby home. The skills needed to be a parent might not come easy, and some tasks aren’t that obvious either.  Read on to learn the skills you’ll need to develop as a dad. Think of this as your chance to get ahead of the game! Before you bring your baby home through adoption, learn:

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Topics: Infant adoption, adoption readiness, adoptive fathers

This Father’s Day, Remember the Fathers-to-Be

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 16, 2016

As with all family planning, it's common that the hopeful mom-to-be stands as the focus. Loved ones may be sensitive to women waiting for a child. Doctors assisting couples through pregnancy or infertility may focus on the mother-to-be. In adoption, there may be a tendency to direct materials and questions to the prospective adoptive mom. Even a birth mother may prefer to engage more with the adoptive mom, than with the adoptive father. When hoping, planning, and waiting for a child, it seems it's a woman's world.

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Topics: Infertility, Waiting to Adopt, Adopting a Baby, adoptive dads, Father's Day, adoptive fathers