Adoptive Families Blog

The Map

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 22, 2012

I found a map to a high mountain lake, hidden deep in the Sierras.

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Topics: Adoption, Communication, General, Waiting to Adopt

Stand Tall

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 13, 2012

A couple of years ago, I went into our Local Target right before closing. It was late on a school night and few people were in the store. I saw a man unloading boxes and putting the inventory on the shelves. He looked somewhat familiar…. Who was he? At closer inspection, I realized he was the husband of my dear friend, Jane.

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Topics: Communication, Family, General, Economy, Faith

National Adoption Month

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 9, 2012

Every November is National Adoption Awareness month. This is the time to identify the importance and value of adoption. We are now celebrating our 17th year of this official recognition. Three out of five families are touched by adoption in some way and it is an integral part of the fabric of our American culture.

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Topics: Adoption, Open Adoption, Communication, Newborn Adoption, Adopting a Baby

Yelp!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 6, 2012

Do you text? Do you Blog? Do you Facebook? Do you Tweet? Do you Yelp? The world is changing faster than we can keep up. The new social media is not what it was even two short years ago.

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Questions, Communication, General

Day Light Savings: November 4th

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 2, 2012

It is that time of year again! We wake up at six am to get ready for work and the sky is as black as pitch. It becomes harder and harder to drag yourself out from under the warm and cozy covers to face another dark morning. Everyone seems to be walking around in a fog. The sunny smiles of the well-rested are vague at best.

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Topics: Communication, Family, General

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

Savings Alert: Helpful Tips to Help You Save

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 29, 2012

There is an old saying that says, “The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping-stones is the way man uses them!” Don’t let finances be a stumbling block to your dreams of becoming a parent. If you know in your heart that God intends for you to be on this path, there will be doors opened to you. You will find unique and unexpected ways of setting aside a little extra each month.

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Topics: Communication, Adoption Tips, Awareness, General, Economy, Savings

Adoption: It is a Journey

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 29, 2012

Starting a family is one of the most important and life-changing events you will ever experience! We celebrate your decision to adopt and commend your perseverance. Many times, our head tells us that something can’t be done. We convince ourselves that the mountains are too high and can’t be climbed. Trusting in God, helps us to move forward with our hearts in the lead. We are secure in the knowledge that all things are possible for those who trust in the Lord and submit to His will in all things!

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Topics: Adoption, Communication, General, Waiting to Adopt, Adopting a Baby

Who Knew Meatloaf Could Save the American Family

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 22, 2012

The door slams! Henry bounds in and out of the doggie door, tracking in muddy paw prints and wagging his tail with excitement. The sound of the evening news comes from the living room, while Tara practices the piano in the den. The air is cold and crisp outside, yet the kitchen is warm. It radiates with the savory aromas of meatloaf and roasted potatoes with garlic.

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Topics: Communication, Christian Adoption, Parenting, Family

A Storm Is Coming....

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 19, 2012

A storm is coming.

I can smell the rain.

I feel the ache of it deep in my bones.

The birds have ceased their calling.

An overwhelming hush settles on the land.

A dark wind spills over the craggy mountain peeks

And gains momentum for the valley below.

Call in the children!

Ring the bell!

Lower the flag.

Lock the doors.

A storm is coming.

A storm is coming.

Is your forecast for stormy skies? Are you feeling troubled with your present outlook? What things get you hunkered down and ready for the bad weather? We would love for you to share.... leave us your comments.

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Topics: Communication, General