Adoptive Families Blog

How to Decide If a Sudden Adoption Opportunity is Right for You

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 21, 2018

If you're hopeful adoptive parents just beginning your adoption journey, you might have heard the phrases "sudden adoption opportunity" or "last minute opportunity." When you sign on with your adoption professional, they'll probably ask if you're open to this type of adoption situation.

These types of adoption opportunities happen when a birth mother is about to go into labor or has just given birth. She is typically contacting your adoption professional from the hospital because she doesn't have an adoption plan in place yet. So how do you know if this type of adoption is right for you? Read on as Lifetime describes what's involved in a sudden adoption opportunity, as well as important aspects to keep in mind!

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Topics: drop-in-the-lap, sudden adoptions, sudden adoption opportunity

Why Wasn’t That Our Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 30, 2016

Question: I noticed that on Lifetime Adoption Center’s Facebook page, you posted about multiple drop in the lap adoption situations that happened over the weekend. Why weren’t we contacted about these?

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Topics: Infant adoption, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, drop-in-the-lap, adoption match, sudden adoptions

How to Get Ready for a Last-Minute Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 7, 2016

Last month, we answered a question about last-minute adoptions, where the birth mother contacts us from the hospital, wanting to choose adoption for her soon-to-be-born baby. These types of adoptions are also known as "drop-in-the-lap" adoptions. Today, we're sharing how you can prepare so you can accept an infant adoption last-minute...

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Topics: last-minute adoption, drop-in-the-lap

Adoption Q&A: Last-Minute Adoptions

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 18, 2016

Just this past week, Lifetime has had at least two last-minute adoptions! In a last-minute adoption, the birth mother calls us from the hospital, wanting to choose adoption for her soon-to-be-born baby. Last-minute adoptions are also known as "drop in lap" adoptions. Here's a question we get asked about this process:

What happens when a mother calls from the hospital to start an adoption plan while in labor?

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Topics: adoption travel tip, last-minute adoption, drop-in-the-lap