Adoptive Families Blog

How to Make a Difference to Birth Mothers Facing Crisis

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 26, 2019

Since 1986, the Lifetime Adoption Foundation has helped children, babies, and mothers in need. The proceeds from your household donations go directly to these families-in-crisis. Every day, the Lifetime Adoption Foundation's mission is to assist pregnant women as they learn about adoption as an option for the precious life they are carrying. Through the blessing of families like yours, the Foundation can help, care, love, and support, knowing that Lifetime adoptive families are ready with open arms to embrace both mother and her child.

As you look toward your year-end giving, please consider a gift to Lifetime Adoption Foundation to help and bless birth mothers, like the one who will choose you to parent her sweet baby. Through college scholarships and laptops, the Foundation can directly assist birth mothers as they create a better future. Your tax-deductible gift can be mailed in or made directly online at

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Topics: Donations, tax-deductible donation, Lifetime Adoption Foundation, Support adoption, Lifetime Foundation, scholarships for birth mothers, birth mother scholarships

How to Deal When Your Parents Are Anti-Open Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 6, 2019

Today, we address a question from a hopeful adoptive mom who is concerned that she won't have support from her family during the adoption journey:

"My husband and I are so excited to adopt! We've always known that we wanted to adopt a baby.  But, our parents and grandparents don't seem to understand why we'd want an open adoption.

Yesterday, my dad asked me why we want the birth family to remain in our lives. And my grandma has made it clear that she looks down on birth mothers; she doesn't think they should be able to choose their baby's parents.

How can we get the support of our families during the adoption process? I'm worried about the impact that their negative views of open adoption will have on our future child!"

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Topics: Relationships, Open Adoption, Adoption journey, Support adoption, visit with birth family, open adoption visits, is open adoption co-parenting?

Get 7 Tips on How to Support Your Loved One's Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 3, 2018

The goal of today’s post is to help improve your family member's and friends' understanding of how adoption works today. If they wish to share in your adoption experience, this information can serve as a starting point for conversations about how your adoption will touch everyone.

We encourage you to share this post with your loved ones!

If someone you care about is hoping to adopt, you become part of their adoption circle by supporting them. As such, you’ll need insights and information about adoption. Whether you’re experienced or unfamiliar with adoption, this blog post will be beneficial. We encourage you to as you participate in their lives as an adoptive family.

Here are 7 ideas on how you can support your loved one during their adoption journey:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Tips, Support adoption, modern adoption, family member is adopting

Discover How Your Amazon Obsession Can Support Adoption!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 12, 2018

If you love Amazon Prime, you're not alone. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has found that there are 90 million Prime members in the U.S. This means that around 77% of all households in the nation have Amazon Prime!* 

Today, Lifetime is sharing some exciting Amazon news. If you've never heard of their AmazonSmile program before, it's a great way to support the Lifetime Adoption Foundation every time you shop. Once you complete their simple set-up process, your donation happens automatically. Plus, it doesn't cost you anything to set up!

What a great reason to do some online shopping! Read on to get all the details.

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Topics: Donations, tax-deductible donation, Lifetime Adoption Foundation, Support adoption, Lifetime Foundation

How to Find the Right Adoption Support Group for You

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 7, 2018

If you could use extra emotional support while you wait for your baby, you might be wondering if an adoption support group is right for you. Adoption support groups can provide you with a healthy, supportive community during your adoption journey.

There are so many different support groups out there, and you might be wondering which one to join. Follow Lifetime as we share practical tips on what to look for in a support group so that you can find the right group for you!

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, adoption wait, Support adoption, how to handle the adoption wait, adoption support groups, adoption support group

It's Giving Tuesday! Discover How You Can Support Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 28, 2017

Did you know that today is "Giving Tuesday"? According to, this nationwide movement is in its sixth year, and is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the popular shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season when people start to think about their holiday and end-of-year giving. Recognized by the hashtag #GivingTuesday, this has evolved into a movement that celebrates and supports giving.

Keep reading to discover how you can support and give back to adoption this Giving Tuesday!

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Topics: Donations, tax-deductible donation, Lifetime Adoption Foundation, Support adoption, Lifetime Foundation, Giving Tuesday

Support Adoption by Shopping on Amazon TODAY!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 16, 2017

Here's why TODAY is the day to empty that Amazon cart you've been saving: Amazon is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI!

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Topics: Donations, tax-deductible donation, Lifetime Adoption Foundation, Support adoption, Lifetime Foundation

How do I support a family who is waiting to adopt?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 2, 2015

Many times, we want to be a help and support for families who are in the process of adopting. Perhaps they are waiting to be chosen by a birth mother, waiting to move forward until they have the funding in place, or even waiting until there is a spot available in the particular adoption program they have chosen.  We know that they are in a time or waiting and want to do something to support and celebrate their decision. But what can we do that is both supportive and appropriate during this time of waiting?

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption fundraising, Support adoption