Adoptive Families Blog

10 Reasons to Join an Adoption Support Group

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 1, 2019

An adoption support group can be a wonderful resource for hopeful parents in any stage of their adoption journey! You might have just begun to research domestic adoption or you may be waiting for a birth mother to choose you. You might even have finalized your child’s adoption, and need help navigating adoptive parenting.

No matter which stage you're at in the adoption process, an adoption support group can provide encouragement! Members of an adoption support group are able to learn about and explore issues they may have in common. They also have group discussions that give members the chance to share problem-solving strategies.

These groups are a great place to connect with other adoptive families, share experiences, and ask questions. You might find an adoption support group within driving distance, but there are also many groups that take place entirely online. Keep reading to discover the benefits an adoption support group can offer you, as well as how you might find one!

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, adoption wisdom, adoption tip, adopt a baby

5 Reasons You Should Start Your Adoption Before the New Year

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 21, 2018

When you've decided that adoption is the way you'll grow your family, sometimes it's hard to know when to start the adoption process. Many hopeful adoptive parents wonder if there’s a perfect time to begin their adoption journey. There’s no better time than right now to begin the path towards adopting the baby you’ve been praying for!

Here are the top 5 reasons why it's beneficial to start your adoption journey before the New Year:

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Topics: Christian Adoption, Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, adopt a baby, domestic infant adoption, application to adopt, ready to adopt

How to Get Started With the Basics of Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 5, 2018

When you've just decided that adoption is the way you'll grow your family, it can be hard to know how to start the adoption process.

What do you need help with to begin your adoption? What's standing in your way of achieving your dreams of adopting a baby?

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Adopting a Baby, I want to adopt a baby, adopt a child, how to afford adoption

In Infant Adoption, How Old is the Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 22, 2018

"My husband and I have just started to look into adoption, after facing infertility. We're interested in your adoption program. We'd especially like to adopt a baby so that we can experience all of those 'firsts' with our son or daughter. 

If we adopt a baby through Lifetime, how old is the baby when we receive him or her?"

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, adopt a baby, bonding with adopted baby

Get Expert Adoption Advice at This Q&A Webinar

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 16, 2018

You know all those questions about adoption that pop up in your mind while you're running errands, at work, or getting ready for bed?  Those are the exact adoption questions that you can ask the adoption experts, at Lifetime's upcoming Q&A webinar! 

Mark your calendar and join our adoption Q&A webinar next Thursday! It'll be a live webinar, with Lifetime's experienced and attentive adoption experts. We're looking forward to answering the most-asked questions hopeful adoptive parents may have. It's wise to learn all you can about domestic, interstate infant adoption before you start!

Next week's Q&A webinar is open to all hopeful adoptive parents, and it's free of charge! Lifetime's Q&A webinars about adoption are always informative and encouraging, no matter if you're just starting to consider adopting or if you're waiting to be chosen by a birth mother. You'll be able to get the answers you need to your adoption questions, and learn from the questions others ask as well!

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, I want to adopt a baby, adoption Q&A, adopt a baby, Q&A webinar, adoption webinars

8 Goals to Set in 2018 That Will Help You Adopt a Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 5, 2018

As you begin preparing for adoption, setting goals can be powerful; you're accomplishing milestones which you set for yourself. Today, we're encouraging you to think about your adoption goals for 2018. 

Setting goals is just the first step in achieving them — you need a plan and a system in place to keep you on track. We hope that in the New Year you find the resources you need for a successful and safe adoption, and a renewed hope as you look forward to the day that you'll adopt a baby. Here are 8 goals to set when preparing for adoption:

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, domestic infant adoption

5 Ways to Realize Your New Year's Resolution of Adopting

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 1, 2018

With each new year comes new possibilities and hope for the future. It also offers the opportunity for commitment to a New Year’s resolution. Are you hoping to adopt in 2018?

We’ve all heard the saying “there's no time like the present.” Unlike New Year’s resolutions to lose 50 pounds or exercise more, building a family is a resolution that you don't set to get attention or to please others. The rewards that you get from becoming a parent will mean more to you than all of those superficial things. The life-changing event of adoption will be the start of a fresh chapter in your marriage and your family's history.

So today, Lifetime is going to share five steps to adoption to take into consideration this New Year:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Tips, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, how to afford adoption

"We're So Blessed to be a Family of 3 for the Holidays!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 5, 2017

Lifetime's staff loves getting emails from our adoptive families on how life is going after adoption. They email us adorable photos, updates, and thank you notes for our adoption work.

So, we were thrilled to get this sweet email from adoptive parents Crue and Michelle, who recently finalized their daughter's adoption in court: 

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Topics: Infant adoption, Adoption Update, I want to adopt a baby, Lifetime Babies, reviews of Lifetime Adoption, adopt a baby, adopt a baby girl

"Can We Adopt a Baby Who Lost His Parents in the Hurricane?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 8, 2017

We recently saw a heartbreaking Hurricane Harvey story in the news about a mother who rescued her toddler, but did not survive herself. This is just one instance of the tragedy in Houston with Hurricane Harvey. 

These tragic stories often spark interest from those hoping to adopt, wondering how they can help the children who lost homes and family. Lifetime has been asked questions such as "how do we adopt the babies or children who lost parents in the recent hurricanes?"  Keep reading to learn if this type of adoption is possible, as well as how you can help!

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, adopt a baby, domestic infant adoption, Hurricane Harvey and domestic adoption, children who lost parents in Hurricane Harvey, natural disaster and adoption, children orphaned by Hurricane Harvey

8 Pointers for a Successful Adoption: Lifetime Mother Shares Her Secrets

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 26, 2017

Plus, 4 tips on what NOT to do!

"My husband and I are with an adoption agency and have been waiting for 10 months. Our profile has gone out to birth mothers but there hasn't been any interest yet. What should we do to be seen by more birth mothers? Any tips for what we should be doing as we wait to be picked?"

We're sharing the answer a Lifetime adoptive mother provided, her 8 pointers for a successful adoption, and 4 tips on adoption to avoid!

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Adoption success, I want to adopt a baby, adopt a baby