Adoptive Families Blog

How to Bond With Your Baby After Infant Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 8, 2019

Some parents expect an instantaneous bond with their new baby immediately after infant adoption. Secretly, these same parents may worry and experience some uncertainty…what if they don’t feel a connection with their adopted infant?

Lifetime has seen the special bonds that develop between adoptive parents and their baby. Like many other aspects of parenting, bonding with your newborn takes work and dedication. We'd love to share some tips so that you can begin to bond with your newly-adopted infant! 

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Infant adoption, Adopting a Baby, bonding in adoption, bonding with adopted baby

How to Overcome Your Fear of Bonding with Your Adopted Child

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 12, 2019

Chris and Amanda encountered a fear that many adoptive parents experience during the adoption process. They worried they might not be able to love a child that was not of their bodies. The couple recently shared the incredible story of how they overcame that fear.

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Topics: adoptive parenting, bonding in adoption, bonding with adopted baby

In Infant Adoption, How Old is the Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 22, 2018

"My husband and I have just started to look into adoption, after facing infertility. We're interested in your adoption program. We'd especially like to adopt a baby so that we can experience all of those 'firsts' with our son or daughter. 

If we adopt a baby through Lifetime, how old is the baby when we receive him or her?"

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, adopt a baby, bonding with adopted baby

How to Get Ready To Bring Your Baby Home

Posted by Guest Contributor on July 31, 2018

After you've endured the waiting stage of adoption, you'll be joyfully preparing for a new arrival. You may suddenly find yourself wondering what’s really essential. From diapers to dimmer switches, this handy guide should help you prepare your home for your long awaited baby!

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Topics: babyproofing, life after adoption, bonding with adopted baby

New Bill in California Passed: Parental Leave for an Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 3, 2017

Lifetime Adoption has some exciting news to share with our California adoptive couples! Senate Bill No. 63 was just signed into law by California governor Jerry Brown. The bill allows up to 12 weeks of leave to bond with your adopted baby for employees working at a company with 20 to 49 employees. Keep reading to learn how this will benefit you!

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Topics: bonding in adoption, family leave, bonding with adopted baby