Adoptive Families Blog

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

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

Post-Adoption Blues? 4 Ways to Cope

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 20, 2016

Becoming an adoptive parent is just as life-changing as becoming a parent biologically. Even though odds are you’ve been waiting for parenthood longer, you may feel unprepared now that it’s here. Along with the joy and excitement you’ll feel when you hold your baby in your arms for the first time, you’ll probably feel some anxiety and uncertainty. As adoptive parents, you may also feel what’s called the “post-adoption blues”. Here’s a question one adoptive mother emailed us:

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Topics: adoptive parenting, post-adoption depression, adoption depression, post-adoption depression syndrome, depressed after adopting, post-adoption blues