Adoptive Families Blog

How to Prepare Your Home Before You Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 23, 2019

Today's article comes to us from Family Living Today, a website that answers questions about everything to do with modern living. Family Living Today is a free resource that provides everything from in-depth product reviews to expert advice. 

When you adopt, you're not only adding a new family member to your home. You're also bringing a child into a new environment with new people and family dynamics.

There are the safety, security, and emotional needs of your adopted baby to consider, as well as the needs of any other children you have as well. While bringing a newborn to your home is a joyous occasion, the transition may not be a smooth one. But with the right preparation, you can remove some of the obstacles. We've got a few tips to help you and your family through the transition!

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Adoption preparation, preparing to adopt, ready to adopt

5 Super-Easy Tips on How to Effectively Deal With Adoption Paperwork

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 29, 2017

Hopeful adoptive couples face a slew of paperwork in the adoption process. If you’re already facing emotional or financial pressure, the paperwork can seem overwhelming.

Those who work outside of the home might find it pretty difficult to get ahold of adoption paperwork and reading. But with attentive preparation and planning, you’ll be able to keep up with the paperwork.

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Topics: Adoption journey, Adoption preparation, preparing to adopt, adoption paperwork

What it Means to be Ready to Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 28, 2015

Today, women considering adoption may initiate the adoption process for a child at any time before, during, or after birth. This means adoptive parents need to remain available and ready at any moment. While it’s never too late for a birth mother to start an adoption, there are times when it’s too late for adoptive parents to accept an opportunity to adopt a child.

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Topics: Infant adoption, Adoption process, Waiting to Adopt, Adopting a Baby, baby adoption, preparing to adopt, adoption tip, adoption readiness

Adoption Preparation Tips from Adoptive Parents

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on March 31, 2015

We recently took the question, “What was the best tip or advice that helped you OR that you would pass along to other parents preparing to adopt? Any products for baby or the child that you recommend? Any travel ideas or time-saving tips? Tell us what worked for you!” to our Lifetime Adoption Center Facebook page. These were some of the replies from our families:

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Topics: Adopting a Baby, preparing to adopt