Adoptive Families Blog

Blessings and Tips for Mother's Day As You Wait to Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 11, 2013

Lifetime would like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all of our wonderful adoptive moms, our amazing birth moms and all women who will soon fall into one of these two categories! We would like to reflect with gratitude and awe for taking on the great challenge of caring for one of God’s precious children. For adoptive families, it is so important to recognize the incredible courage it takes to carry a child for nine months and then lovingly choose an adoptive family. It is the ultimate act of love, not only for the child, but for you, as well!

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Topics: Parenting, Awareness, Family

Adoption Builds Families

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 24, 2013

Today's "Adoption Truth" is in honor of National Infertility Week, April 21-27. A couple who recently adopted through Lifetime shared with us, "Now, looking at our son, all the tears and confusion we had through infertility has disappeared. We are so grateful to have become a family through adoption."

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!"

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Topics: Adoption, Awareness, Infertility

Adoption Truth-Adoption is a Beautiful Picture of Redemption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 23, 2013

"Adoption is wonderful and beautiful and the greatest blessing I have ever experienced.
Adoption is also difficult and painful.
Adoption is a beautiful picture of redemption."

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Topics: Adoption, Awareness

Is It Rare to Adopt a Newborn in the U.S.?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 17, 2013

At Lifetime Adoption, we often hear the adoption misconception that it's rare to adopt a newborn in the United States.

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Topics: Adoption, Awareness, Newborn Adoption, Adopting a Baby

Reminder: Daylight Savings Begins Sunday, March 10

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 9, 2013

Quick reminder: this Sunday we set clocks FORWARD...don't forget! You might wake up late!

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Topics: Awareness, General

Women Choose Adoption for All Reasons

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 26, 2013

Adoption truth: Women choose adoption for all reasons and it's NEVER too late. Help others learn there is always a choice, whether it's an unplanned pregnancy or difficulty parenting a baby or child, there is always open adoption.

If someone you know is thinking about adoption for a child, call for free, confidential answers: 1-800-923-6784 or visit

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Topics: Adoption, Open Adoption, Birthmother, Awareness, Newborn Adoption

Open Adoption on Pinterest

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 21, 2013

Are you on Pinterest?

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Topics: Adoption, Open Adoption, Adoption Tips, Awareness, Adopting a Baby

Russian Adoption in the News (Again!)

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 19, 2013

As the headlines tell of yet another wrinkle in the tug-of-war between the U.S. and Russia over adoption and human rights, sadly the children there are the ones who will continue to suffer. The latest story to fuel the Kremlin’s anti-adoption stance is the death of a three-year-old adopted Russian boy in Texas. The case is currently under investigation by local authorities.

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Topics: Adoption, Awareness, International adoption, Adoption Book

Our Adoption: Then & Now

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 13, 2013

We wanted to share this adoption update story with you from Lifetime adoptive couple Liz and Richard. This family is actually looking to adopt again! Learn more about their hopes for another adoption.

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Topics: Adoption, Awareness, Newborn Adoption, Waiting to Adopt, Adopting a Baby

10 Things To Get You Thinking

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 31, 2012

  1. The only way to have a friend is to be one.
  2. The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.
  3. One of the great arts of living is the art of forgetting![i]
  4. It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow.
  5. Be cheerful. Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
  6. Always speak the truth and you’ll never be concerned with your memory.
  7. We must be willing to pay a price for freedom, for no price that is ever asked for it is half the cost of doing without it.
  8. Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
  9. If you never stick your neck out, you’ll never get your head above the crowd!
  10. The best medicine for you to take is yourself—with a grain of salt!

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Topics: Communication, Adoption Tips, Awareness, General