Adoptive Families Blog

Tomato Soup for Your Valentine

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 6, 2014

Cooking together is a great way to bond with your spouse. Activities done together can help strengthen your marriage prior to adopting.

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Topics: Family, Savings

3 Things Never To Use For Funding Your Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 13, 2013


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Topics: Adoption Tips, Family, Fundraising, General, Adoption journey, Adoption Fees

Adoption Q&A Video: What is an Open Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 28, 2013

Please watch this clip of our founder, Mardie Caldwell, on her answer to what an Open Adoption looks like.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Open Adoption, Adoption Tips, Awareness, Family

Lifetime Adoptee Evan Has a Bright Future!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 29, 2013

Thanks to adoptive parents Michelle and Stan for sharing this sweet update: "It is hard to believe that Evan graduated from his private kindergarten at just barely five years old. He will attend public kindergarten next year, but we signed him up a year early for this kindergarten to ensure he received the challenges he needed. His day care teachers told us last year he would be bored in a pre-k class so they encouraged us to put him in kindergarten. I wanted you guys to hear part of the speech he memorized for the ceremony. He is amazing!"

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Topics: Adoption, Family

Blessings and Tips for Mother's Day As You Wait to Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 11, 2013

Lifetime would like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all of our wonderful adoptive moms, our amazing birth moms and all women who will soon fall into one of these two categories! We would like to reflect with gratitude and awe for taking on the great challenge of caring for one of God’s precious children. For adoptive families, it is so important to recognize the incredible courage it takes to carry a child for nine months and then lovingly choose an adoptive family. It is the ultimate act of love, not only for the child, but for you, as well!

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Topics: Parenting, Awareness, Family

To Church or Not on Mother’s Day: The Debate of a Mom-in-waiting

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 10, 2013

By Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.

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Topics: Parenting, Family, Faith, Infertility, Waiting to Adopt

Sharing Your Adoption Plans with Family

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 17, 2013

Adopting a child affects not only the immediate family, but the extended family as well. If you are in the early stages of considering adoption, you might want to speak with your parents about their feelings on the subject. Of course, your choices are your own, but having the support of extended family is an important step to a successful adoption experience.

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Topics: Communication, Adoption Tips, Family, Adopting a Baby

Parenthood is Within Your Reach

Posted by Guest Contributor on January 12, 2013

One day, two brothers were fishing in the Sea of Galilee. Simon Peter and Andrew were not having any success that day. They were weary and frustrated. The men had cast nets all night long and came up empty.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Christian Adoption, Family

8 Tips to Finding a Family Restaurant

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 12, 2013

At some point after baby arrives, you are going to get a little stir crazy. You and your spouse are going to chomp at the bit for a little culture and refinement. Why can’t someone else make dinner and clean up the mess for once?

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Topics: Open Adoption, Parenting, Family, Newborn Adoption

Cold Weather How To: Unfreeze Your Car

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 10, 2013

I can safely say that our garage has never been used for cars. We have a Foosball table, a ping pong table, storage items and a freezer piled into a standard two car garage. Unfortunately, there has never been room for one car, let alone two!

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Topics: Family, General