The Best Children’s Books About Adoption
Lifetime Christian Adoption Blog
by Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.
1w ago
For many families, adoption becomes part of a child’s story early on. Many adoption experts and doctors recommend sharing a child’s adoption story with him or her early in life. Sharing this your child’s adoption story allows them to understand themselves. This sense of openness means you never feel that you have to keep a secret. Ultimately, it can be a great blessing.   Of course, this can present its own challenges. How do you begin talking to your child about adoption? When should you bring up the idea in the first place?   Children’s books are part of a child’s early understandi ..read more
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A Christmas Prayer for Adoption
Lifetime Christian Adoption Blog
by Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.
1M ago
“…the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord.'” -Luke 2: 10-11   We wish you the love, happiness, and peace that the true meaning of Christmas brings! Our wish is also that you feel God’s presence in the lights and candles which softly cast their glow at Christmas. May you feel the awe of His enduring love as He guides you throughout every day of the coming year. God’s Blessings be with you, both at Christmas and in the New Year!   ..read more
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Do We Need Counseling During Our Adoption?
Lifetime Christian Adoption Blog
by Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.
2M ago
During your adoption journey, you may need additional help to work through some of the emotions you face. Getting help from a licensed counselor is a great way to help you address your challenges and feelings. Also, adoption counseling will help you get fully prepared for the arrival of your sweet baby.   Why get adoption counseling? Adopting a baby is a major life event. It’s filled with unexpected situations that can squeeze you emotionally. If you’re struggling, don’t hesitate to get adoption counseling. Here are some examples of situations where adoptive couples have sought counseling ..read more
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5 Fun Facts About Christian Adoptive Couple Tyler and Kristen
Lifetime Christian Adoption Blog
by Heather Featherston
4M ago
I recently had the opportunity to chat with hopeful adoptive parents Tyler and Kristen from Wisconsin. I asked them some fun questions that you won’t find in their adoption profile, and I learned that they are a loving Christian couple who are so excited to grow our family through adoption again!   As they put it, “Open adoption is already a part of our family and we cherish the connection we have with our son’s birth mother. If you’d like, we are open to keeping in touch with you too, through pictures, letters, and visits.”   1. What is your favorite thing to cook or eat? Kristen ..read more
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How to Avoid the Most Common Adoption Scams
Lifetime Christian Adoption Blog
by Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.
5M ago
Adoption can be an emotional journey for many. Finding out that a birth mother is interested in you as adoptive parents to her baby is one of the most exciting parts of the adoption process. Unfortunately, some people will take advantage of hopeful adoptive parents during this emotional time. While adoption scams are rare, they do happen on occasion. So that you can adopt a baby safely and successfully, it’s important to be aware of the most common types of adoption scams and red flags to watch out for.   Today, I’m sharing the most common adoption scams. By knowing what they look like, y ..read more
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How Does a Last-Minute Adoption Work?
Lifetime Christian Adoption Blog
by Heather Featherston
5M ago
Lifetime has helped many women who choose to place their baby for adoption after delivery while still in the hospital. We provide adoption support and services to women in different stages of their decision-making process. You can choose adoption anytime, even months after your baby is born.   If you’ve been thinking about adoption but aren’t sure if it’s the right choice, don’t worry. This is common for many young women who find themselves in an unexpected pregnancy. If you decide on adoption, you are choosing a future for your child with many opportunities that you know you wouldn’t be ..read more
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Place Your Trust in Him and Be Joyful
Lifetime Christian Adoption Blog
by Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.
7M ago
“But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice; let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them; let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favor wilth thou compass him with a shield.” -Psalms 5:11, 12   Let’s face it, it isn’t easy to rejoice every day, especially when you may be dealing with a wait to adopt or another round of fertility treatments and tests. But the Bible promises that if we simply put our faith in our Savior, he will bless and protect us. Why then is that such a challenge for Christians some days ..read more
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Recognizing and Replacing Negative Adoption Terms
Lifetime Christian Adoption Blog
by Heather Featherston
7M ago
How you describe adoption affects how other people view it. Your words are powerful enough to change someone’s mind regarding adoption, either for the good or bad.   It’s important to understand negative terms in adoption and use more positive adoption language. So today I’d like to share some unhelpful adoption terms and the more positive language to use instead.   Unwanted or problem pregnancy A pregnancy isn’t a problem or unwanted. A better way to say this could be to say something like, “an unexpected pregnancy,” which accurately describes the situation without making the child ..read more
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A Father’s Day Message for All Dads
Lifetime Christian Adoption Blog
by Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.
7M ago
Dads play a vital role in the lives of their families. Whether you’re an adoptive father or a birth father, your presence can impact the lives of your children.   With Father’s Day just around the corner, you may wonder how, as a dad, you can impact your family for good in today’s world. Here are some ways you do that for your children.   Be an Influencer Being a dad gives you opportunities for influence throughout your life. Your impact starts even before your child is in your arms.   As an adoptive dad, you know the many hours, days, weeks, or even the months you and your part ..read more
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5 Fun Facts About Christian Adoptive Couple Biju and Sara in Georgia
Lifetime Christian Adoption Blog
by Heather Featherston
8M ago
I recently had the opportunity to chat with hopeful adoptive parents Biju and Sara from Georgia. I asked Biju and Sara some fun questions that you won’t find in their adoption profile, and I learned that they are a loving Christian couple who are ready to expand their family through adoption!   1. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas! It’s such a fun holiday; we decorate and put giant blowups on our lawn. We enjoy putting up a tree and making Christmas cookies for Santa.   We get the chance to take a break from work and school together and come up with fun activities to keep us b ..read more
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