Adoptive Families Blog

Having a Hard Time With Adoption Paperwork? Here's 5 Tips!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 16, 2016

Most adoptive parents-to-be are faced with a mountain of paperwork in the adoption process. It can be very daunting and overwhelming especially when they are already dealing with a lot of emotional, mental, and financial pressure.

The adoption process can be time-consuming and will require major changes in your lifestyle and commitments. Couples who work can find it incredibly hard to keep up with all the pre- and post-adoption paperwork and adoption reading. In this post, we'd like to share with you some ways to effectively deal with all of your adoption paperwork...

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

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

Reminder: Daylight Savings Begins Sunday, March 10

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 9, 2013

Quick reminder: this Sunday we set clocks FORWARD...don't forget! You might wake up late!

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Topics: Awareness, General

Tips for Great Adoption Photos

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 14, 2013

If you have already adopted, you know this already. The camera becomes a permanent fixture on your arm; ready to pull out whenever your little pumpkin does something amazing (which is fifty times every day). Here at Lifetime Adoption, we receive amazing pictures of your little ones on a daily basis. It is heartwarming to see their happy faces and yours!

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Topics: Adoption Tips, General, Newborn Adoption, Adopting a Baby

Pamper Yourself During Your Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 11, 2013

I’m up at 5:30 am. Take the dogs out to “do their business”. Get dressed. Put on makeup and try to make something out of the mop on my head. Start the coffee. Boil the oatmeal. Feed the cat. Feed the chickens. Make lunches. Finally it’s out the door to work at 6:45 am (let my husband take over from here)…

This is a typical day in our busy household of five. Life is jumping through one hurdle after another, without tripping. Our timing is like a line of dominoes or a well choreographed dance: everything has to be in step for the other components to function.

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

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

On Target for Super Savings

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 9, 2013

I love shopping at Target! They have great products, fair pricing and convenient locations throughout the country. Target is never stagnant. They are always looking for ways to secure the loyalty of shoppers everywhere. Their latest “carrot” is Target’s new low price promise program.

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Topics: General, Economy, Savings

The Magic of Shutterfly

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 5, 2013

From time to time, we will tell you about a new product. This is purely because someone on our staff or sphere of influence has had a good (or bad) experience. We want to share with you what we know and hopefully it will be of some use. If you have not heard of Shutterfly, it is worth checking out!

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Topics: Adoption Gifts, Family, General, Newborn Adoption

Yosemite: A Family Friendly Place

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 4, 2013

The blooming valleys are majestic in early spring. The senses are dazzled with Dogwoods, White-bark Pine, the massive Sequoia, Black oaks and Quaking Aspen in every direction. The valley starts to come alive after the darkness of winter. Visitors, once again, begin the slow and steady trickle back to Yosemite.

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Topics: Family, General, Waiting to Adopt

Russian International Adoptions Banned

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 3, 2013

On December 21st, 2012, Vladimir Putin signed into law a ban on all international adoptions. It came as a shock to the international adoption community. There could be a long-lasting effect on thousands of Russian orphans and the Bill has left countless American families in a state of grief and uncertainty. There are currently 1,500 American families in the middle of the Russian adoption process. It is thought that there are at least 200 American families that, not only have been matched with a child in Russia, but have traveled to meet their child. Bonding has already taken place. Promises have already been made to these vulnerable little children.

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Topics: Adoption, General, Newborn Adoption, Adopting a Baby