Adoptive Families Blog

5 Ways to Get Closer to Your New Year’s Resolution of Adopting

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 30, 2015

Is it your New Year’s Resolution to adopt a baby or child? In this post, we share 5 ways that will bring you can get closer to your goal of adopting in 2016!

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

Available Adoption Situations

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 30, 2015

If you’re hoping adopt a baby or adopt a child, it's a good idea to find out what types of birth mothers and adoption situations an adoption company is working with.  By reading about their available adoption situations and what their birth mothers are seeking, it'll help you discover if you're a good fit for their adoption program.

Here are just three of the many birth mothers seeking adoptive parents that Lifetime is currently working with:

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, available adoption situations, adopt a child, adopt a baby

How Long Does it Take to Adopt?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 29, 2015

Question: How long does it take to adopt a baby with Lifetime?

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, How Does Adoption Work, adopt a baby

Adoption Situations | Birth Parents Seeking Families

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 19, 2015

If you’re hoping adopt a baby or adopt a child to start your family, it's important to find out what types of birth mothers and adoption situations an adoption company is working with.  By reading about the aspects of their available situations and what their birth mothers are seeking, it'll help you discover if you're a good fit for their adoption program.

Here are just three of the many birth mothers seeking adoptive parents that Lifetime is currently working with:

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, available adoption situations, adopt a child, adopt a baby

Infertility to Adoption: Knowing When to Move Forward

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on October 15, 2015

When is the time right to move from infertility treatments to adoption? When will you feel ready emotionally? If infertility treatments just aren’t working, you must move forward with other ways of creating your forever family.

Through my personal experience and over 30 years of working with couples nationwide, I’ve made it my life's work to bless children needing forever adoptive parents. Here’s a question I often get asked:

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Topics: Infant adoption, Infertility, I want to adopt a baby, infertility to adoption,, adopt a baby

Making Your Adoption Profiles | What Makes You Unique?

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on October 12, 2015

For nearly 30 years, I’ve made it my life’s mission to connect hopeful adoptive couples with birth parents in order to fulfill their dreams of parenthood. An imperative piece of your journey to adopt a baby is your adoption profile. The adoption profile is bound booklet about you and your spouse: inside are photos and info about topics such as what you do for a living, where you live, your hobbies, your promises to your child’s birth parents, and reference letters from family and friends. You’ll want to stand out from other waiting adoptive couples, while at the same time presenting your authentic self. The following adoption tip about how to find what makes you unique was excerpted my most recent adoption book, Called to Adoption.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption profile, Adoption process, I want to adopt a baby, adopt a baby

A Baby Shower if We’re Adopting?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 29, 2015

Some adopting families wonder “should we have a baby shower for the baby we’re adopting?” “Is it appropriate?” After all, everyone in your lives will want to celebrate your life-changing event! Here are some things to consider as you arrange your little miracle’s baby shower…

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, baby shower

Can We Adopt If We're Not Married?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 17, 2015

Question: Can we adopt through Lifetime if we're just living together and not yet married?

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Topics: Infant adoption, I want to adopt a baby, adoption Q&A

My Husband and I Want to Adopt a Baby--Now What?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 11, 2014

“Honey, I want to adopt a baby.”

If you’ve ever said these words, or are thinking of saying them, you already know that they pack quite a punch. In the best case scenario, both spouses will be equally interested in adopting and the adoption process can begin immediately. Unfortunately, things aren’t usually that simple. One spouse may not want to adopt under any circumstances. Or maybe he or she just isn’t sure quite yet. No matter either partner’s reasoning for wanting or not wanting to adopt, each viewpoint must be respected.

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Topics: I want to adopt a baby