Adoptive Families Blog

Will a Birth Mother Choose Us if I'm Overweight?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 8, 2013

One of the questions our Adoption Coordinators get asked by potential adoptive families is: "I am overweight...will I ever get chosen by a birth mother?" Birth moms are just like you; they come in all shapes and sizes. Some are tall. Some are thin. Some are dark-skinned, some are very fair. There are birth moms who are overweight, as well.

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Questions, Birthmother, Adopting a Baby

Show Your Birthmother You Care!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 21, 2013

So you are talking to a birthmother for the first time, or maybe you are matched waiting for your baby to be born…Most birthmothers want know you care about her.

Here are 6 ways to reach out and show her you truly appreciate her:

  1. Ask how she’s been feeling in the past few days and if you can do anything for that might make her more comfortable. Let her see you are concerned about her well being, and not just about the baby.
  2. Show her you value and appreciate her as a friend, not just as a gateway to your baby.
  3. Care enough about her to ask where she wants to go in life. Find out her goals and dreams, her hobbies and interests. She will appreciate your interest and who knows, you may find you have more in common!
  4. Remember not to judge her and just accept her as she is. She has chosen you and values what you have to offer her child – repay her choice by offering compassion and understanding.
  5. Be clear in your responses to her and don’t try to play games. This isn’t the time or place to exhibit control or make demands. Let Lifetime help if you have concerns.
  1. Follow through with what you say you will do. It’s quite possible that you are the most stable people in her life right now. She is going out on a limb to trust you and you need to show her you are worthy of that trust.
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Topics: Adoption Tips, Birthmother, Talking to Birthmothers

Adoption Scripture as you Wait to Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 7, 2013

Psalm 27:14 tells us: "Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."

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Topics: Birthmother, Waiting to Adopt, Adopting a Baby

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 www.LifetimeAdoption.com.

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

From a Birth Mother

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 20, 2013

I just want to say Thank You to all of you at Lifetime for all the help you gave me.

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Topics: African American Adoptions, Birthmother

NEEDED: Maternity Pants for Birth Mothers

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 14, 2013

Currently Lifetime Adoption Foundation needs maternity pants in new, like-new, or gently used condition to fulfill requests from potential birthmothers. Most in need of size large and extra-large but all sizes welcome.

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Topics: Pregnancy, Birthmother

Facebook: Good Adoption Search Tool?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 12, 2013

One of the best things about open adoption is the simple fact that you know who for sure your child’s birth parents are. So if they ever need to know, you have that information for them.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Tips, Birthmother

Charity Supporting Women & Children: Lifetime Adoption Foundation

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 15, 2013

Did you know that the employees from Lifetime Adoption frequently give of their time and resources to further the cause of Lifetime Adoption Foundation? Some of us volunteer at the annual fundraising garage sale. Others have donated money. Many of us have purchased bracelets or items from our site on EBay. Every contribution makes a difference (no matter how small). We believe in helping birth mothers get back on their feet. We want to support their hopes and dreams for a bright future.

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Gifts, Christian Adoption, Adoption Tips, Birthmother

Newly Posted Biological Parents Seeking Families

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 8, 2013

Are you considering adoption and would like to find just the right adoptive family for your child? Please call us at 1-800-923-6784. We would be happy to send you free information about adoption and choosing a family as well as assistance and resources for your pregnancy needs.

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Topics: Adoption, Birthmother, Adoption Opportunities

Positioned For Adoption Success

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 6, 2013

Adoption is one of the greatest blessings my husband and I have ever experienced. People look at our family and marvel at the love we share. They say our adopted children act like us. They comment on how much they look like us. To the outside world, it must look as if we move through the world with ease and smoothness. Some are thinking we must have been very lucky for our adoption to turn out so well.

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Topics: Adoption, Open Adoption, Christian Adoption, Adoption Tips, Birthmother, Newborn Adoption, Waiting to Adopt, Adopting a Baby