Adoptive Families Blog

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Kevin and Tequila

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 17, 2017

We're blessed to be sharing another adoptive couple's heartwarming story in our blog series “Then and Now.” Our successful story of adoption features Lifetime adoptive family, Kevin and Tequila from Georgia.

As they started their adoption journey with Lifetime, they shared, "we're excited about welcoming our first child into our family through the miracle of adoption. Our relationship is built on love, faith, and encouragement. We cannot wait to share our dedication to our dreams and many opportunities with a precious child!"

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Topics: adoption stories, Infant adoption, Adoption story, Lifetime Babies, Trans-Racial Adoptions, infertility to adoption,, interracial adoption, transracial adoption, adopt a baby, then and now, bi-racial adoption, biracial adoption

Why You Need to Be Honest About Race in Your Adoption Preferences

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 24, 2017

We recently came across a great article, Stunning Photos Of Biracial Twins Reveal The Absurdity Of Racism (IMAGES), and can see a connection to adoption choices and preferences.

Hopeful adoptive parents should check their expectations if they have a certain “racial makeup” in mind that they are, or are not, open to. For example, if a biracial adoptive couple is seeking a match with a woman pregnant with a baby who would essentially be half Caucasian and half African American, they should be aware that genetics, such as with these twins, can only predict so much when it comes to the appearance of a child. It’s impossible to control a child’s skin tone or features. At Lifetime, we’ve worked with adoptive couples of all races who have had to address fears or hang-ups about being a “picture perfect” family, based on tradition or their own family’s expectations. As with the amazing biracial twins mentioned in the article above, even a biological parent of mixed race doesn’t necessarily influence the skin tone or facial features of a child. We see these rare and beautiful twins as a great example of loving a child as an individual, for their unique gifts and abilities to be nurtured and directed through healthy parenting. As the article states, where does the line between “Caucasian” or “African American” end, especially for children of mixed race?

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Topics: adoption preferences, race preferences in adoption, biracial adoption, race preferences, ethnicity preferences in adoption