Adoptive Families Blog

Lifetime Adoption is Here for You During COVID-19

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 20, 2020

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continues to rise, Lifetime Adoption remains 100% available for birth parents, hopeful adoptive parents, and anyone with questions about adoption. We care about you and are here for you!

Some adoptive parents have come to us with questions and concerns about how the outbreak could affect their adoptions. If you're wondering if now is a good time to adopt and how COVID-19 affects adoption plans, we encourage to read "Infant Adoption During Times of Uncertainty."

With the announcement of a national public health emergency and the closure of schools, Lifetime has established new procedures to continue serving you, effective immediately.  We are following CDC advice to protect the staff at Lifetime Adoption, as well as our birth families, children, adoptive parents, and local communities.  

We continue to be available with 24-hour help for birth parents and Lifetime's matched adoptive families. We also maintain regular availability during office hours, by phone nationwide, for current adoptive parents in-waiting, as well as for anyone wanting to learn more about adoption. We will continue to do our best to update you as new information is available.

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Topics: COVID-19 and infant adoption

Infant Adoption During Times of Uncertainty

Posted by Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P. on March 16, 2020

Is now a good time to adopt?

Does the worldwide Coronavirus affect adoption plans?

Should we consider adoption in this economic climate?

Are you asking yourselves any of these questions? If so, the short answer is – Yes, now is the best time to start your adoption plan. The world may seem upside down, and the uncertain economic times caused by stock market fluctuations and the effect of COVID-19 on our economic stability are concerning. We, at Lifetime, understand the anxiety both adoptive parents and birth parents are experiencing. This is a time in the adoption world, however, where the number of adoptive parents decreases and the number of pregnant women looking for adoptive parents for their babies increases.

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Economy, domestic infant adoption, COVID-19 and infant adoption