Adoptive Families Blog

How to Host a Modern Sip and See After You Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 25, 2018

If you're matched with a birth mother, you're probably feeling a range of emotions, from excitement to concern. You might be wondering “is it appropriate to have a baby shower when we’re adopting?”

While it's true that everyone in your life will want to celebrate your baby's arrival, sometimes a traditional baby shower isn't appropriate for adoptive families. Lifetime shares why we recommend an adoption sip and see instead, and how you can best celebrate in this way!

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Topics: baby shower, adoption sip-and-see, post-adoption

The Inside Scoop on What It’s Like to Be an Adoptive Parent

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 19, 2017

The process to adopt and adjusting to life as an adoptive parent is one that's emotionally complex. After adoption, adoptive parents go through all kinds of intricate emotions as they adjust to life with a new child, on top of a new, unique relationship with their child’s birth mother. Many adoptive parents express a feeling of relief, while others feel a sort of "let-down" after adoption.

In a special adoption webinar held last week, we shared about post-adoption depression, adoption guilt or fears through the process, and honoring promises made through adoption. Discover how you can listen to this webinar by reading on!

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Topics: Adoption webinar, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Open Adoption, adoptive parenting, post-adoption blues, post-adoption, post-adoption depression

Post-Adoption Depression: What You Need to Know

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 3, 2017

Your prayers have been answered, and you've just brought home your precious baby through adoption! But right now, instead of feeling overjoyed, you feel exhausted and depressed. There may be the sense that you "should" feel happy now that you've adopted. Lifetime has resources and tips for the post-adoption blues.

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Topics: postadoption depression, post-adoption depression, post-adoption blues, post-adoption depression syndrome, post-adoption