Adoptive Families Blog

What Are the Benefits of Domestic Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 16, 2017

As you begin to look into adoption, one of the most significant choices you'll make is whether to adopt within the U.S. or internationally. A common misunderstanding is that there are no babies available for adoption in the U.S. The truth is, there are thousands of infants placed for adoption within our country every year. With domestic adoption today, you can have a clear adoption process and be able to connect with birth parents. Keep reading to find out more about the benefits of domestic adoption!

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, domestic infant adoption, International adoption, Open Adoption, relationship with birth mother

Our International Adoption and Dreams of Open Adoption

Posted by Heidi Keefer on December 8, 2016

"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break."

-Ancient Chinese Belief

Last week, I had the pleasure of hearing from one of Lifetime’s staff members, Diana. She and her husband adopted a baby girl from China in June of 2006.

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Topics: International adoption, Open Adoption, China adoptions, adopting from China, Adoption story, adoption stories

International Adoption News: Congo

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 12, 2014

Many couples begin the international adoption process, believing that it is easier yet more expensive than domestic adoption. The reality is that no matter what path you choose for adoption, families must be prepared for the risks that can arise in adoption.

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Topics: International adoption, Adopting a child

Is the Lord Calling You to International or Foster Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 10, 2013

Question: I feel God is calling me to become a mother again through adoption. I would especially like to adopt a child who doesn’t have parents, such as through the foster system or even international adoption. My husband doesn’t agree, though. He says God is calling us to be the best parents we can be to the three children we have been blessed with. Do you have any advice when a couple is conflicted about God’s will for their lives?

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Topics: International adoption, Foster Adoption, Adoption prayer

Upcoming Lifetime Webinar: Ryan & Brandi's Adoption Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 8, 2013

Adoptive parents Ryan and Brandi have been twice blessed by adoption, once by a U.S. open adoption through Lifetime, and once through an international adoption. Join us on Tuesday, March 12th for Ryan and Brandi's adoption story...they have lots to share with others thinking about adopting a baby or child!

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Topics: Adoption, African American Adoptions, International adoption, Newborn Adoption, Adopting a Baby

Russian Adoption in the News (Again!)

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 19, 2013

As the headlines tell of yet another wrinkle in the tug-of-war between the U.S. and Russia over adoption and human rights, sadly the children there are the ones who will continue to suffer. The latest story to fuel the Kremlin’s anti-adoption stance is the death of a three-year-old adopted Russian boy in Texas. The case is currently under investigation by local authorities.

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Topics: Adoption, Awareness, International adoption, Adoption Book