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Archive for adoption for my baby

“How do I know my baby is going into a good home?”

get Lifetime's answer to the question '"How do I know my baby is going into a good home?'Question: “Right now, I’m 30 weeks pregnant, and I’m looking at adoptive families on your site. They all look friendly, and I like what they write, but how do I know my baby is going into a good home? How do I know the parents are good people?”

Answer: Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida is fully licensed and we do an in-depth screening of each of our adoptive families. That’s how we know that they’re financially secure and stable couples in a solid marriage. They’ve passed criminal background checks, have proven their income via tax records and payroll stubs, and have been declared healthy by doctor physicals.

Couples hoping to adopt also have to be asked lots of questions from a social worker, who visits their home to make sure it’s ready for a baby and to interview them. We do all of this so that you can be rest assured that the adoptive couples you see on our site are approved, screened, and questioned. They also attend adoption courses, so that they understand your need for future communication in what’s known as an “open adoption.”

When is it Too Early or Too Late to do Adoption?

Lifetime has been asked many different questions about when’s the right time to make an adoption plan. The truth is, it’s never too late or too early to look into adoption for your baby! Here are some answers to common questions women ask when they’re thinking about adoption early in their pregnancy as well as late in their pregnancy:
 
“I’m not that far along in my pregnancy – when can I choose adoption?”
 
“I’m not that far along in my pregnancy – when can I choose adoption?”If you’ve just learned that you’re pregnant or aren’t that far along, know that you can start the adoption process now. Most women aren’t 100% sure adoption is right for their situation when they call Lifetime. You don’t have to be committed to adoption before you contact us.
 
Contacting Lifetime early in your pregnancy gives you more time to learn about the adoption process, get emotional and financial support, and search for the right adoptive family for your baby. Contacting us doesn’t force you to choose adoption: you have the right to change your mind at any time until the legal paperwork has gone through.
 
“My due date is coming up quickly! – when is it too late to find adoptive parents for my baby?”
 
“My due date is coming up quickly! – when is it too late to find adoptive parents for my baby?”Choosing adoption isn’t an easy decision to arrive at. Some women don’t contact Lifetime to learn about adoption until the final weeks or days of their pregnancy. We have women call us from the hospital in the beginning stages of labor, more often than you’d think! If your due date is near, you might be wondering, “Is it too late to give my baby up for adoption?”
 
It’s never too late to choose adoption. You can even make an adoption plan after trying to parent your baby. Lifetime can help you begin the adoption quickly if that’s what you’d like. Within a matter of hours, we can have the adoptive parents you select there at the hospital waiting room while you deliver.
 
No matter how far along you are, you’ll have the chance to review and get to know a pre-screened adoptive couple. They’re ready and excited to commit to you and your baby. In many cases, the adoptive parents can cover your medical, counseling, and living costs.
 

Learn more about how to get started with your modern adoption plan by calling or texting Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784 today!

We Reveal the Truth About 5 Adoption Myths

learn the truth about these 5 adoption mythsToday, we’re sharing honest answers to 5 adoption myths about choosing adoption for your baby:

1. Adoption is selfish
This adoption myth is the biggest one out there! Really, adoption is about the least selfish choice that you can make for your child. It doesn’t mean you don’t love your baby. It means the opposite: you love them so much that you want them to have the life they deserve. When you don’t have the needed resources to care for a baby or aren’t ready to become a parent, choosing adoption for your baby is the most selfless thing you can do.

2. I’ll be giving my baby away to strangers
With a modern, open adoption, you have the power to choose your baby’s adoptive parents, and meet them to interview them too. You can pick a family who would raise your baby exactly the way that you wish. You also have the right to decide how much future contact with your child and family as you would like, whether it’s emails, letters, photos, or even visits.

3. I can’t do adoption without my parent’s approval
Some parents don’t understand modern adoption and how it works, so they might get angry and try to change your mind. The truth to this adoption myth is that no matter how young you are, no one can force you to a pregnancy choice, whether it’s parenting, adoption, or abortion. The law is on your side, and your parents typically don’t have rights to your baby. If your parents aren’t supportive, you might try writing down your adoption plan so they can see you’ve put a lot of thought into this.


4. If I use drugs or alcohol, no one will want to adopt my baby

Whatever your life situation is, there are adoptive families ready to provide your baby with a loving home. Lifetime is here to support and help you as you make an adoption plan, even if your baby has been exposed to drugs or alcohol. It’s important that you’re honest with us about any tobacco, drug, or alcohol use during your pregnancy. That way, your doctor is able to best take care of your health, and the health of your baby.

If you’re using drugs and are near your due date, your baby may test positive for drugs at birth. If these cases, the hospital must notify Child Protective Services, and your baby may be placed in foster care. By having an adoption plan in place, you’re able to choose where your baby will go, and the level of contact you want to have with your child as they grow up. So, if you think your baby may test positive for drugs at birth, call us at 1-800-923-6784 for help and info.

5. My baby is almost a year old! It’s too late to do adoption
It is never too late to choose adoption, and you can begin at any time. Maybe you’d thought about adoption and put it on hold. You can still go forward at any time. Even if you’ve been trying to make parenting work and are struggling, it’s not too late. You’re never making a bad choice for your child by loving them enough to give them the life you know they deserve, when you know you can’t provide it.

If you’re thinking of adoption, you can call Lifetime today to learn more: 1-800-923-6784. Contacting us doesn’t mean you HAVE to choose adoption. It just means you’re learning more about it.

This Kentucky Couple Look Forward to Becoming First-time Parents!

Daniel and Samantha, a hopeful adoptive couple from Kentucky
Meet Daniel and Samantha, a dedicated, loving, and supportive couple from Kentucky…they’re so looking forward to being able to share their lives with a child as first-time parents! To Daniel and Samantha, adoption is a beautiful picture of what God did: He brought us into His family. They want to emulate that perfect picture of love. They’re excited to get to open their hearts and home for the amazing journey of parenthood!  If you want to stay in touch, Daniel and Samantha are open to letters, pictures, emails, and visits.
 
Daniel says about his wife, “My wife Samantha is always encouraging, supportive, and tries to make everyone she meets feel special through compliments and shows interest in their lives. She brightens every room she enters and loves to make people smile! Samantha has worked as a teacher for the past five years and loves positively impacting kids’ lives.
 
Samantha is going to be a great mother because she is so kind and nurturing. She has wanted to be a mother since she was a small child and can’t wait to share her love and start on this journey. Samantha is going to be the very best stay-at-home mom!”
 
And Samantha shares about her husband, “My husband Daniel works as the lead technician at a boat dealership. He loves to be outside, and he is so great at solving problems and fixing things! He constantly goes out of his way to value the people he loves. He is known for being so thoughtful to surprise me with flowers or a special date, to make time for us to be with our families, and to maintain our home and vehicles.
 
Daniel is going to be an excellent father. He loves to invest in others and will be an amazing role model who will be supportive and encouraging through the many stages of life.
 

Here’s Kentucky adoptive couple Daniel and Samantha’s video:

Kentucky Adoptive Couple Daniel and Samantha's Adoption Video from Lifetime Adoption on Vimeo.

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Daniel and Samantha by visiting their adoption website. You may also view all adoptive family profiles here on AdoptionAgencyFlorida.com. If you see an adoptive family that you’re interested in, please give us a call at 1-877-383-6847.

“Is it Too Late to Choose Adoption for My Baby?”

Is it too late to choose adoption for my baby?Question: “When I was pregnant my family talked me out of considering adoption and promised to help me with my baby.

A year later they aren’t around and I’m really struggling. I think now they actually see why I was thinking about adoption before. Is it too late to do adoption?”

Answer: It’s never too late to choose adoption for your baby. Lifetime is here for you as you think about your choices, and we can give you info and resources. All of the info you share with us about your situation is kept totally confidential.

Contact Lifetime by texting or calling us at 1-800-923-6784. Let us answer your questions and get to know more about you and your situation. This allows us to help you create your own customized adoption plan that keeps your baby’s needs in mind.

You have lots of power in your adoption choices: you can choose your baby’s adoptive family and how much you’d like to stay in touch with them and with your child in the future. We encourage you to interview adoptive couples before picking one, to make sure they’re the right fit.

It’s never too late to choose adoption for a young child. You can work directly with us to create a plan that works best for you and your child. Lifetime will hook you up with free counseling as you think about adoption. If you’d like, we can also give you tips on how to share about your adoption decision with others in your life.

If you are thinking of adoption for a child you’re parenting, call today to learn more about adoption: 1-800-923-6784.
 
All calls are kept private, and our friendly and warm adoption coordinators are here to listen and help with your situation.

Pair of Pilots from Florida Excited to Have a Little “Copilot” in Their Home!

Matt and Andrea are both pilots!Matt and Andrea are a pair of pilots from sunny Florida excited to welcome a little ‘copilot’ into their fun and loving family!
 
They promise a home filled with laughter, unceasing support, and exciting adventures. Matt and Andrea love flying, kayaking, playing board games, and everything outdoors.
 
Matt says about his wife, “Andrea is my teammate in life. She has a rare mix of compassion and determination that pulls your life to hers and leaves you better off. Andrea is a brave traveler who is just as at home exploring the streets of Rome as she is enjoying a beach sunset at our Florida home. She also loves hiking, swimming, and camping with our dogs. She makes delicious salsa from her garden in our backyard. She has a wonderful laugh and a smile that is contagious. I am lucky to get a chance to raise a child with her!”
 
And Andrea shares about her husband, “Matt is an incredible man and will make a wonderful dad! He is goofy, easy-going and the most dedicated person I have ever met. He is a flight instructor and anyone who sees him with students knows he is a natural-born teacher. He is very excited to coach our child’s soccer or little-league team and practice with them in the backyard. He enjoys doing anything active outdoors like kayaking, triathlons, skiing, and spending time on the water with family. The thing I love most about him is his ability to always make me smile and laugh. I’m excited to see Matt as a father!”
 

Here’s Florida adoptive couple Matt and Andrea’s video:

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Matt and Andrea by visiting their adoption website. You may also view all adoptive family profiles here on AdoptionAgencyFlorida.com. If you see an adoptive family that you’re interested in, please give us a call at 1-877-383-6847.

Freedom to Choose What’s Best for Your Baby

adoption may be what's best for you and your babyAdoption is a loving and thoughtful decision, which pregnant women and moms make in the best interest of their child. Each woman faces her own unique goals, circumstances, and limitations, in addition to the hopes she has for her child’s life.

At Lifetime, we believe that women should never be pressured to parent OR place her baby, rather encouraged to make a healthy plan for the child’s future, as well as her own.

If you’re thinking about adoption, know that you have a voice in every part of the adoption process. Here are just a few of the many choices you have with modern adoption:

  • Pick your baby’s adoptive parents from dozens of families, of all races, ready to adopt, if you’d like.
  • Get to know the adoptive family you’ve selected before the adoption if desired.
  • Plan how things will go at the hospital when your baby is born.
  • Customize how you want to keep in touch with your child and the adoptive parents after the adoption takes place.
  • Get access to free licensed counseling, qualified legal assistance, and support before and after the adoption.

Adoption help is just a phone call or text message away:
1-800-923-6784.

Loving & Adventurous Adoptive Couple from Florida on Video!

Fun & adventurous adoptive couple from Florida, Justin and ChristinaJustin and Christina are an adoptive couple from Florida who are praying that their family can become a blessing to yours. They’re a loving, hard-working, and adventuresome couple who want nothing more than to welcome a new child into their lives. Justin and Christina offer a stable home and solid marriage.
 
Justin says about his wife, “Christina is loving, faith-driven, funny, loyal, compassionate, and patient just to name a few of her many wonderful qualities. She is one of the most nurturing and supportive people I’ve ever met and always places others needs before hers. Christina is an involved mother, volunteering anywhere she sees a need. When our daughter was born, Chris gave up her career in the military to become a full-time mom where she has honed her skills as a baker, cook and crafter; especially sewing. Once your child enters our lives, I can assure you they will be shown unconditional love and affection!”
 
And Christina shares about her husband, “Justin is the sweetest, most dedicated, and loving person I know. Justin has the patience of a Saint and a heart of gold. He is a jack of all trades and knows how to fix anything. He loves his career as a military officer and pilot. He also values education earning a Bachelors and Masters of Science degree and loves to read anything he can get his hands on. Justin is already an amazing father to our daughter and will continue to be a strong supportive daddy to your child.”
 

Here’s Florida adoptive couple Justin and Christina’s video:

Florida Adoptive Couple Justin and Christina's Adoption Video from Lifetime Adoption on Vimeo.

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Justin and Christina by visiting their adoption website. You may also view all adoptive family profiles here on AdoptionAgencyFlorida.com. If you see an adoptive family that you’re interested in, please give us a call at 1-877-383-6847.

Happy Family Ready to Welcome Another Child Into Their Lives!

Happy adoptive couple Mason and Regina with their sonMason and Regina are a playful and happy family, ready to welcome another child into their lives! Regina’s oldest brother was adopted at birth, and his adoption remains the greatest miracle in her family. They have a happy home and a son who is ready to become a brother. Mason and Regina adore being parents, and say, “it would be an honor to raise your precious child in our healthy, safe, and stable family”!
 
Mason says about his wife, “Regina is very creative. She has a lot of interests—but she mostly enjoys photography, knitting, and quilting. She likes to bake bread and makes the best peanut brittle at Christmas!
 
Regina is a wonderful stay-at-home mom! She takes excellent care of our son. They play, learn, read, and sing together. They also like to attend community activities where they can learn and play with other kids. Regina loves rediscovering the world through the eyes of children and she’s eager to have another one in our home to laugh and play with! She’s awesome!”
 
And Regina shares about her husband, “Mason is a craftsman. He is skilled in carpentry and automotive repair. He can fix or build anything! He has a great appreciation for the outdoors and loves to share fishing, camping, and wildlife adventures with our family.
 
Mason is gentle, wise, and the most patient person I know. His generous heart makes him a great pastor and father. He uses his wood shop and the vegetable garden to instill valuable life skills in our son. Mason freely gives affirmation and reassurance in the time they spend together, and I know he’ll do the same with our next child.”
 
You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Mason and Regina by visiting their adoption website. You may also view all adoptive family profiles here on AdoptionAgencyFlorida.com. If you see an adoptive family that you’re interested in, please give us a call at 1-877-383-6847.

Get the Inside Scoop on Modern Adoption

What is modern adoption?Modern adoption has changed so much from how adoptions used to go. In a modern adoption, you have the power to choose your baby’s adoptive parents, how much you’d like to stay in contact in the future, and how things go down in the hospital. “Modern adoption” is also called “open adoption.”
 
We’re showing you the inside scoop on what modern adoption looks like nowadays! Here are what women who made a modern adoption plan have to say about it!
 
For privacy, we’ve removed everyone’s names.
 
“I’m so grateful that with open adoption, I’m able to know how my baby is doing and see updates on her.”
 
“My son knows that I’m his birth mother (he calls me his “tummy mommy”). We visit once a year, and his adoptive parents share photos and videos of him on Instagram all the time so I can see him grow up! Once he gets older and starts asking about his birth mom and why I placed him, his parents will have that info to share with him.”
 
“Choosing modern adoption for my three-year-old daughter sure wasn’t easy. I did it because knew I couldn’t give her the life I wanted to. It helped that I could hand-pick her adoptive parents, and stay in touch. I wanted her to be with an active and outgoing couple who could keep up with her! Being able to put her through college was a must for me. Even though this was such a hard decision, I feel peace knowing she’s with the perfect couple, that I was able to pick out for her!”
 
“I took a long time picking out the adoptive parents for my baby boy. This was such a big decision, so I needed to be picky about it! At eight and a half months pregnant, I chose a couple who followed the same religion as me and had strong Christian values. It’s important to me that my son’s brought up with morals and values, so I was so relieved to find them!”
 
 

Would you like to talk with someone who’s made a modern adoption plan? To get connected with one of Lifetime’s peer counselors, just text or call us at 1-800-923-6784.
 
Our peer counselors have been where you’re at now, and are here for you!