Adoptive Families Blog

Before You Adopt: Keep Your Marriage Fresh

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 21, 2017

For many hopeful adoptive parents, there's a lot of waiting involved in the process. We know that something as important as waiting for adoption can start to feel agonizing!

So in today’s installment of our blog series Before You Adopt, we’re sharing about another thing you can do while you wait to be chosen by a birth mother: keep your marriage fresh.

Lifetime has seen that many times, the adoption wait can put a strain on a couple's marriage. Today we're sharing tips on how you can keep your marriage fresh during your adoption process.

Here are just 5 ways that you can show your spouse you love them:

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Topics: Relationships, Marriage, Adoption preparation, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, adoption readiness, how to handle the adoption wait, before you adopt

10 Conversation Starters for Adoptive Couples

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 26, 2017

Before you adopt a baby, it’s important to strengthen your relationship and marriage. After all, a birth mother is seeking in you what she can't provide her child right now: stability and security.

Today, Lifetime is sharing 10 conversation starters you can use to begin and continue to effectively communicate with your spouse.

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Topics: Relationships, Marriage

How to Support Your Spouse During the Adoption Wait

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 30, 2017

If you're adopting as a married couple, how can you support your spouse through the process of adoption? Lifetime Adoption recognizes that the adoption process (and the waiting) can be challenging in different ways to each spouse. In this post, you’ll discover how you can remain focused on moving forward, while still enjoying this current season in your marriage.

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Topics: Relationships, Marriage, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, how to handle the adoption wait

Strengthening Your Christian Marriage

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 4, 2014

Before you adopt a baby or child into your home, it’s important that you and your spouse strengthen your marriage. Pastor Ray of Bayside Church in Northern California recently shared some helpful video clips from his Real Marriage Tour with Mark Driscoll.

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Topics: Marriage, Adopting a Baby