Adoptive Families Blog

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Greg and Lizzy

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 27, 2017

We're blessed to be sharing another adoptive couple's heartwarming adoption journey in our blog series "Then and Now." Our Lifetime adoptive family today is Greg and Lizzy from Florida.

As they started their adoption journey with Lifetime, they shared, "We would love to build our family. We have always had a heart to adopt a child

After our daughter's birth, Lizzy had to have a lifesaving operation which resulted in us not being able to have more children and we have such a strong desire to have more kids! Being parents has been the greatest gift.  We would love to give another baby a safe and loving home and also love a birth mom too!"

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Topics: adoption stories, Infant adoption, Adoption story, Lifetime Babies, infertility to adoption,, adopt a baby, then and now

Will I Love My Adopted Child As Strongly as a Biological Child?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 24, 2017

Sometimes hopeful parents wonder if raising a child through adoption would be "the same" as raising a child they gave birth to. Every adoptive parent will tell you, "There's no difference. That child is your baby!" The adoption truth is this: adoption builds families. 

Maybe you've wondered whether or not you'd love an adopted child as much as you would a biological one. You might be struggling with whether or not the love you’ll feel for your adopted child will be as strong as the love you have for your biological children. Asking yourself this question is natural, and totally necessary, even if it seems shameful.  We're going to delve into this issue today, to reveal the adoption truth. And that's that you'll truly love your adopted child and develop a genuine connection with them.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Infertility, adoption truth, infertility to adoption,, adoptive parenting

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Zachary and Kearsten

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 10, 2017

We're blessed to be sharing another adoptive couple's heartwarming adoption story in our blog series "Then and Now." Our Lifetime adoptive family today is Zachary and Kearsten from Virginia.

As they started their adoption journey with Lifetime, they shared, "Adoption was always in our family plan. We're thrilled to become first-time parents through adoption!"

 

Keep reading for a glimpse into Zachary and Kearsten's journey of adopting their baby boy, Maverick!

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Topics: adoption stories, Infant adoption, Adoption story, Lifetime Babies, infertility to adoption,, adopt a baby, then and now, bi-racial adoption

Recognizing Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 18, 2017

Each year, October is recognized as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Too many couples grieve the loss of a baby alone, never coming to terms with their loss. Lifetime observes this month with respect and sensitivity.

Keep reading to learn more about the history of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, and to discover how you'll know if you're ready to turn to adoption.

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Topics: Infertility, infertility to adoption,, fertility treatments, failed fertility treatments, infant loss, miscarriage

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Frank and Lisa

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 11, 2017

We're blessed to be sharing another adoptive couple's heartwarming adoption story in our blog series "Then and Now." Our Lifetime adoptive family today is Frank and Lisa from Pennslyvania.

As they started their adoption journey with Lifetime, they shared, "Our desire to have our lives turned upside down by the pitter patter of little feet has lead us to adoption. 

 We would love the opportunity to help a birth parent(s) show their child unconditional love and offer that child a future full of dreams and provide the means to achieve those dreams."

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Topics: adoption stories, Infant adoption, Adoption story, Lifetime Babies, infertility to adoption,, adopt a baby, then and now

What to Do If Your Spouse is Reluctant to Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 4, 2017

When the idea of adopting comes up, one spouse might be reluctant to move forward. If prospective adoptive parents don't agree on the decision to adopt a child, it doesn’t mean that you have an unhealthy relationship, or that you won’t eventually find common ground. Keep reading to learn how you can work through this issue before embarking on an adoption journey together!

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Topics: adoption counseling, Adoption process, Adopting a child, Adoption preparation, infertility to adoption,, adopt a baby, fertility treatments, failed fertility treatments

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Eric and Amanda

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 27, 2017

Today, Lifetime Adoption is excited to be able to share another successful couple's adoption story in our blog series “Then and Now.” Our Lifetime adoptive family today is Eric and Amanda from Florida. 

Our adoption staff at our Florida office were blessed with a visit from adoptive mother Amanda with their newly adopted daughter just after their adoption took place! 

As they started their adoption journey with Lifetime, they shared, "We have decided to explore our options through adoption. Our hearts are so full of love to give to a child, and we have shared that love with many children over the last two years through fostering.  We are eager to grow our family!"

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Topics: Open Adoption, adoption stories, Infant adoption, Adoption story, Lifetime Babies, infertility to adoption,, adopt a baby, then and now

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Brent and Latonia

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 20, 2017

Today, Lifetime Adoption is sharing another adoptive couple's story in our blog series “Then and Now.” Our Lifetime adoptive family today is Brent and Latonia from West Virginia.

They have been blessed twice through adoption: they adopted their daughter Georgia through Lifetime in 2012, and recently welcomed a baby boy, Judah!

As they started their second adoption journey with us, they shared, "We've already been blessed once through adoption (with Lifetime!), welcoming our daughter to our family of three in 2012. We don't feel our family is quite yet complete and strongly believe God is calling us to adopt again. We are already so blessed with two great kids and want to be a loving option for a birth mom."

Read about their journey to adoption, their cherished experiences and inspirations!

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Topics: adoption stories, Infant adoption, Adoption story, Lifetime Babies, infertility to adoption,, adopt a baby, then and now

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Colby and Sarah

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 16, 2017

We're honored to be sharing Colby and Sarah's inspiring adoption story today as a part of our blog series "Then and Now." Read on to hear Colby and Sarah's cherished adoption journey to their little boy, Jack! 

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Topics: adoption stories, Infant adoption, Adoption story, Lifetime Babies, infertility to adoption,, adopt a baby, then and now

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Chris and Rianna

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 9, 2017

We're blessed to be sharing another adoptive couple's heartwarming adoption story in our blog series "Then and Now." Our Lifetime adoptive family today is Chris and Rianna from Minnesota.

As they started their adoption journey with Lifetime, they shared, "We talked before marriage about the possibility of adopting. After much conversation and prayer, arrived at the conclusion that adoption was the right path for us.

We are excited to begin growing our family and know that family is the group of people you love, not necessarily the group of people you share genes with!"

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Topics: adoption stories, Infant adoption, Adoption story, Lifetime Babies, infertility to adoption,, adopt a baby, then and now