Adoptive Families Blog

The Bottom Line About Being Picked by a Birth Mother

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 6, 2018

Melissa perched on the edge of the sofa, with a cup of hot coffee in her hands. She grabbed her tablet and started to eagerly browse her adoption agency's website, something that she did every morning before work. As she did, Melissa began to feel defeated. Looking at all the smiling faces of other couples waiting to adopt, she wondered to herself, "How will we stand out from the other couples? What would make a birth mother pick us to be the parents of her child? How can we compete with so many couples who are more attractive, more educated, or wealthier?"

Does this scenario sound familiar? Many hopeful adoptive parents can relate to the fear that a birth mother won't pick them. Struggling with jealousy and frustration during the adoption wait is normal.  Lifetime hopes to clarify the open adoption process and provide you with some bottom line facts about being picked by a birth mother.

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Topics: adoption match, birth parents seeking adoptive families, how to handle the adoption wait, adoption wait, Waiting to Adopt, birth mothers seeking families

Curious About Birth Mothers? Get a Glimpse Into Their World!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 9, 2017

Have you been wondering about what women considering adoption are like? You're able to get answers to the most commonly-asked questions about birth mothers at a Facebook Live Video on our page, Lifetime Adoption Center!

Lifetime Adoption's Director Heather Featherston and long-time Lifetime staff member Diane Schafer (Director of Adoption Services) appeared in this episode and shared their adoption expertise on birth mothers, while answering the audience's questions. Today, we're giving you access to their expertise as well!

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Topics: Facebook LIVE, Lifetime Adoption Facebook LIVE, birth mothers seeking families, birth parents seeking adoptive families, first call with a birth mother, phone call with birth mother, Birth Mothers, birth mom, what if a birth mother changes her mind?, Pregnant and considering Adoption

"Why Are Your Birth Parents' Preferences So Specific?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 5, 2017

Here's a question that was asked during one of Lifetime's recent Facebook Live video sessions: "I've checked out the birth parents seeking families on your website. Some have very specific things they’re looking for in adoptive parents. Why is that? Do you ask birth parents to open up on their preferences and also look at other families?" This is a great question, and we're going to share our answer with you here today!

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Topics: Birth Mothers, Birthmother, birth mothers seeking families, birth parents seeking adoptive families, adoption preferences, choosing an adoptive family

Facebook LIVE Video—Adoption Grants and Birth Mom Questions Answered

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 3, 2017

We recently streamed a Facebook Live Video on our page, Lifetime Adoption Center, and covered questions from our fans.

Lifetime Adoption's Director Heather Featherston and Adoptive Family Team Lead Patty Boyte appeared in the video and provided their adoption expertise in answering the audience's adoption questions. Today, we're giving you access to their expertise as well!

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Topics: Adoption Grants, adoption loans, adoption loan, Facebook LIVE, Lifetime Adoption Facebook LIVE, birth mothers seeking families, birth parents seeking adoptive families, first call with a birth mother, phone call with birth mother

Adoption Situations of Lifetime Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 19, 2016

Have you just started to research infant adoption? When you're exploring adoption agencies, it's good to find out what types of birth mothers and adoption situations they have.  In learning about their available adoption situations and what their birth mothers are seeking, it'll help you discover if you're a good fit for their adoption program.

Here's info about just a few of the many birth mothers seeking adoptive parents that Lifetime is currently working with:

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Topics: birth mothers seeking families, available adoption situations, birth parents seeking adoptive families, Infant adoption

Lifetime's Adoption Situations

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 2, 2016

Have you just started to look into adoption? When you're exploring adoption agencies, it's good to find out what types of birth mothers and adoption situations they have.  In learning about their available adoption situations and what their birth mothers are seeking, it'll help you discover if you're a good fit for their adoption program.

Here's info about just three of the many birth mothers seeking adoptive parents that Lifetime is currently working with:

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Topics: birth mothers seeking families, available adoption situations, birth parents seeking adoptive families

Birthparents Seeking Adoptive Families

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 1, 2016

If you’ve started to research adoption companies, it's smart to determine what types of birth mothers and adoption situations an adoption company is working with.  In learning about their available adoption situations and what their birth mothers are seeking, it'll help you discover if you're a good fit for their adoption program.

Here, you'll find info about just three of the many birth mothers seeking adoptive parents that Lifetime is currently working with.

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Topics: available adoption situations, birth parents seeking adoptive families