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Young, Active Christian Couple in Colorado Excited to Be First-Time Parents Through Adoption!

Hello from Colorado! Jeff and Erin are so excited to become first-time parents and to share their love with your child! They’re excited and ready to start their family through adoption, and are open to letters, pictures, and visits with you!

They’ve made a cute slide show video to introduce themselves and share more about what they have to offer your child. Keep scrolling to learn more about this young and active Colorado couple!

hopeful adoptive couple Jeff and Erin from Colorado

They enjoy going out to eat and searching for fun, new restaurants in their little town. Jeff and Erin also like watching football; he’s a Bears fan, while she’s a Broncos fan. They’re excited to share a love of music, books, and adventure in the great outdoors with your child! Jeff owns an upholstery business, and Erin works as a Special Ed teacher. Jeff and Erin promise to provide your child with everything they need throughout their lives. They’ll provide a home filled with adventure, joy, and acceptance.

As Christians, Jeff and Erin promise to raise your child to know that they are loved by God. “We are excited to share the truths in God’s word and His ability to care for us. We want to teach your child how to be loving to others, to have confidence towards God in all things, and to enjoy all of life’s adventures!” say Jeff and Erin.

Here’s Colorado adoptive couple Jeff and Erin’s video:

Young, Active Christian Couple in Colorado Excited to Be First-Time Parents Through Adoption! from Lifetime Adoption on Vimeo.

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Jeff and Erin 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.

The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017!

Lifetime adoptive couple Eric and Amanda with their daughter Mariella

Lifetime adoptive couple Eric and Amanda with their daughter Mariella

In 2017, Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida’s blog covered so many adoption topics, ranging from tips on how to handle the wait and guidance for getting ready to adopt to info about what modern adoption means and how to choose adoptive parents for your baby.

Here are the top 10 posts of 2017:

#10: We Reveal the Truth About 5 Adoption Myths
We shed light on five of the most widely believed myths surrounding the choice of adoption for your baby. Two of these five myths include that adoption is selfish, and that it means giving your baby away to strangers. Nothing could be farther from the truth: adoption is the most loving decision a woman can make. Also, with modern adoption today, you’re able to hand-pick the adoptive parents for your baby.

#9: 6 Smart Moves to Get Your Finances in Line for a Baby
We recommend that you get a hold of your finances during the adoption wait. That way, you’ll be able to enjoy the newborn days without worrying about money issues. This post shares 6 smart financial moves to make before your baby arrives.

#8: Why Choose Adoption?
This post seeks to answer the question: “why would I choose adoption for my baby?” In it, we provided a list of things to keep in mind if you’re thinking about adoption. We’re definitely not here to give you “reasons why you should choose adoption,” because only you know what’s best.

#7: 4 Terrific Tips on Listening to Birth Mothers
Many adoptive parents have said they were so nervous during the first phone call with a birth mother, that they ended up chattering on and on. This blog post shares a few easy tips on how to effectively listen to a birth mother, and begin to build a relationship!

#6: Wondering What It’s Like to Be Adopted?
If you’re thinking about adoption for your baby, you might be wondering what it’s like to be adopted. We interviewed Alexa, an 18-year-old adoptee for this blog post. She was excited to share her story because she’s so grateful to her birth mother for choosing adoption!

#5: How to Research Adoption Benefits
Sadly, the number one reason many don’t adopt is because they feel like they can’t afford it. There are so many of adoption benefits available if you know where to look! This blog post gives you info on how to learn about the adoption benefits your employer, insurance, or church offers.

#4: “My Baby’s Adoptive Mom is So Awesome!”
Lifetime is blessed to be able to share this birth mother’s Facebook post: “My baby’s adoptive mom is so awesome! [The adoptive parents] are the most amazing people I have ever had the pleasure of saying that I know…I could not feel more blessed to have found them!”

#3: Coping With Your Adoption Wait
Have you been wondering what you can do to get through your adoption wait? In this post, we shared action steps you can take in order to stay productive during your wait!

#2: How To Get The Counseling You Need During Your Adoption Planning
Choosing adoption for your baby is an emotional event, and every birth mother is going to experience the stages of grief in a different way. This posts shares how Lifetime is able to get you the counseling you need. We can refer you to a licensed third-party counselor or to a peer counselor, for free.

#1: How Long Does It Take to Adopt Twins?
This is a question that we get asked a lot here at Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida! Discover the answer to the question “On average, how long does it take to adopt twins through Lifetime Adoption Agency?”

What was your favorite blog post of the year? Are there any specific topics you’d like to see covered on Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida’s blog in 2018?

How To Get The Counseling You Need During Your Adoption Planning

There’s no doubt that creating an adoption plan for your baby is an emotional event. Every birth mother is going to experience the stages of grief differently. Know that it’s completely normal for you to wonder if this is the right decision, and to feel sad. Your emotions are normal and shouldn’t be discounted.

learn how to get no-cost counseling during your adoption planningWhat might help you is to talk to someone. Lifetime is happy to refer you to a licensed third-party counselor or to a peer counselor. Both types of counseling are provided to you free of charge. (By “peer counselor,” we mean a woman who’s gone through her own adoption planning and then placed her baby with adoptive parents.)

To help you process the grief you’re feeling, it’s important to take advantage of this free counseling. The counselor will help you cope with the grief, stress, and other emotions that come up during your adoption planning.

We’ll be up front: the process of grieving isn’t fun and it isn’t pretty. But working through these emotions now is the best way to get through this time in a healthy way. If you ignore how you’re feeling, it’ll just keep you from living a full, productive life.

You’re not alone with what you’re going through. There are millions of other women thinking about adoption and trying to process similar emotions. You’re able to talk to a licensed counselor AND a peer counselor right now and after your baby’s born.

With Lifetime, you’re able to speak honestly about the issues you’re facing as you get the help you need. Lifetime has a 24/7 adoption support phone number. If you’re more comfortable with texting, you can also use this number to text us.

Just give us a call or text us at 1-800-923-6784. We’re here to get you the help you need!

Loving Couple in Illinois Want to Add to Family Through Adoption

Illinois adoptive couple Jonathan and AngieJonathan and Angie are a loving couple in Illinois who want to add to their family through adoption. They have two sons, ages 5 and two and a half. They’d love to adopt a baby of any race!
 
They say, “Your child would be surrounded by a community of love and support. With two older brothers to lovingly protect them, your child would grow up in a stable home full of love, laughter, and faith. We are open to ongoing communication including letters, emails, pictures, and visits if you wish!”
 

Keep reading to learn more about this God-loving couple from Illinois!

 
Jonathan says about his wife, “Angie is an amazing wife and an even better mother. She teaches our family to live simply. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Angie worked as a hairstylist for 12 years. She has a love for learning and teaching. Be it gardening, sign language, or crafting with the boys. Angie’s drive to teach is fueled by her love of learning. She has an amazing ability to make lessons fun.
 
Angie’s love and passion for helping others is fully realized when she is with children. She exudes patience and kindness even on bad days!”
 
And Angie shares about her husband, “Jonathan is a loving, tender-hearted man, fully devoted to his family and God. Jonathan has the amazing ability to fully trust in God and speak life into every situation, even hard ones. He puts 110% into everything, whether it’s his job as a graphic designer, wood workings, drawing, or helping me with housework. Taking pride in all he does is an amazing quality that our children learn because of him.
 
Jonathan is an amazingly supportive husband and a 100% hands-on Daddy. I know that whomever God has for our family, Jonathan will love unconditionally!”
 
You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Jonathan and Angie 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.

Well-Educated Wisconsin Adoptive Couple Excited to Welcome Your Child!

Brandon and Terra are so excited to begin their adoption journey! Much of their lives have been spent finishing their education to receive Doctorate and Master’s degrees. Now, Brandon and Terra have great jobs in a beautiful state and are excited to open their arms to your child and to take them to the lake and state parks as much as possible! They’re open to letters, visits, and pictures.

They’ve made a cute video to introduce themselves and share more about what they have to offer your child. Keep scrolling to learn more about this well-educated Wisconsin couple!

Brandon and Terra share, “While we have tried to conceive with no success, adoption has always been a path we wanted to take. Adoption is part of our family as Terra was adopted by her father. Both of us would love to learn more about you and your hopes for your child.  If you believe we are the ones who can best meet the needs of your precious little one, we would be honored to meet you. We are open to letters, pictures, and visits. Whatever makes you most comfortable!”

Here’s Wisconsin adoptive couple Brandon and Terra’s video:

Well-Educated Wisconsin Adoptive Couple Excited to Welcome Your Child! from Lifetime Adoption on Vimeo.

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Brandon and Terra 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.

Bi-racial Couple in the Sunshine State Hope to Grow Their Family Through Adoption

Greetings from the Sunshine State! Georgio and Kristan are a fun, loving, compassionate, and outgoing couple who love adventure. They’re excited and ready to expand their family through adoption, and are open to letters, pictures, and visits with you!

They’ve made a cute video to introduce themselves and share more about what they have to offer your child. Keep scrolling to learn more about this loving and outgoing Florida couple!

Hopeful adoptive couple Georgio and Kristan from Florida

Here’s Florida adoptive couple Georgio and Kristan’s video:

Bi-racial Couple in the Sunshine State Hope to Grow Their Family Through Adoption from Lifetime Adoption on Vimeo.

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Georgio and Kristan 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.

6 YouTube Channels for Women Thinking About Adoption

watching videos of birth mothers sharing their storiesWhen you’re thinking about adoption for your child, you’ll probably deal with a wide range of emotions. And, you’ll probably have lots of questions about what type of adoption is best for you. Know that Lifetime is just a phone call or text message away to answer your questions. You can reach us anytime, at
1-800-923-6784.

But, we realize too that sometimes you’re not ready to talk or text. When it comes to adoption, Youtube can be a great source of info. These 6 YouTube channels can give you encouragement, support, and info on what to expect as you go through the adoption process:

1. BraveLove hopes to change the way people think about adoption by producing honest and informative videos of birth mothers sharing their stories. Hear firsthand from women who chose a loving, eager adoptive family for their children.

2. Melissa Link: She’s a filmmaker and birth mother who created a documentary on her experience of placing her child for adoption. She shares about learning of her pregnancy, telling her family, and deciding on adoption. Her documentary has helped many birth mothers confirm that their adoption decision was the right one.

3. Beauty Amidst the Ashes: This channel’s goal is to educate people about adoption. They have tons of videos of birth mothers telling how their adoption process went and sharing their stories. These birth mothers come from many different backgrounds and situations and hope that their personal stories can encourage and support women thinking about adoption.

4. Lifetime: Our YouTube channel covers open adoption from every side, including yours. We have videos covering the adoption process from beginning to end, which can help answer any of your questions about the process. Make sure to check out the adoption videos that hopeful adoptive couples have made, too. Watching them is a great way to learn more about potential parents for your baby.

5. Mrs. Marshelle: She’s actually an adoptive mother, but she has some videos that’ll give you a peek into how an open adoption works in the real world. These videos feature her and her children visiting with their birth mothers.

6. Binti: This channel has interviews of birth mothers, which is great because you can learn from their experiences. Plus, you can learn about options you have with modern adoption that you maybe didn’t know existed! The birth mothers in Binti’s videos answer questions about a wide range of topics, from contact with the adoptive family to how involved the birth father is.

Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida is here to help you as you decide whether adoption’s the best choice for you.

Call or text us whenever you have questions or are ready to learn more: 1-800-923-6784.

“We’re Ready and Excited To Become First-Time Parents To a Boy Or Girl of Any Race!”

Clayton and Sarah are college sweethearts who can’t wait to share their hearts, home, and love for cooking and travel with their first child. They live in a cozy house on a quiet street just minutes outside of a big city. Clayton and Sarah value diversity and can’t wait to welcome a baby of any race into their family!

They’ve made a cute video to introduce themselves and share more about what they have to offer your child. Keep scrolling to learn more about this young and active Indiana couple!

Indiana adoptive couple Sarah and Clayton

Clayton and Sarah have been together for over seven years. They like to keep a sense of humor and Christian faith at the center of their marriage, and always make time for each other. They like to travel around the world and love cooking old and new recipes. Clayton and Sarah can’t wait to welcome their first child into their family!

Here’s Indiana adoptive couple Clayton and Sarah’s video:

Indiana Adoptive Couple Clayton and Sarah's Adoption Video from Lifetime Adoption on Vimeo.

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Clayton and Sarah 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.

Young & Creative Illinois Couple Ready to Begin Their Family Through Adoption

Hopeful adoptive couple Craig and Courtney from IllinoisMeet Craig and Courtney, a young & creative couple from Illinois who are ready to grow their family through adoption! They’re open to visits with you and look forward to growing their relationship with you throughout the years. Craig and Courtney enjoy trying new things and traveling. Their family owns an indoor sports facility, so there will never be a shortage of activities for your child to participate in with other children!
 
Craig says about his wife, “I love being married to Courtney. She loves to strike up a conversation with just about anyone – whether at a local coffee shop or in a checkout line. My very favorite thing about my wife is that she is passionately persistent in continuing to invest in our marriage. Her tender-hearted nature and compassion will make her an incredible mother!”
 
And Courtney shares about her husband, “Craig is a true gentleman who stands out in a crowd. He loves his shoe collection, Oreos, and is a sucker for a good cup of coffee.  I love that no matter where we go, people remember him. I love his humility and the way he is always looking for ways to lend a hand to a friend. He is someone who will stick to his convictions but also loves having fun and trying new things. He is so loving, and always puts me first. I can’t wait to see him become the incredible Dad I know he will be!”
 

Here’s Illinois adoptive couple Craig and Courtney’s video:

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Craig and Courtney 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 a Last-Minute Adoption Possible?

learn about your rights and choices in making a last-minute adoption planIf you know that adoption is the best choice for both you and your baby, then having an adoption plan in place before you go into labor is a good idea. But what if you don’t decide until really late in your pregnancy that adoption is best? Or what if you go into labor and then decide on adoption?

With Lifetime, you’re able to make an adoption plan at any time during your pregnancy. We’ve even had women call us from the hospital, in the early stages of labor! Adoption is always a possibility.

When you make a last-minute adoption plan, you still have the same rights and choices as you would if you’d done adoption earlier on. With modern open adoption, you choose the adoptive parents for your baby. An open adoption allows you to talk to and meet the adoptive parents. And, you’re able to stay in touch with the adoptive couple and your child in the future. Birth mothers we’ve worked with stay in contact in a wide variety of ways: through emails, photos, social media updates, phone calls, Skype, and in-person visits.

If you need help money-wise, the adoptive parents you choose can usually pay for your prenatal visits, hospital stay, and living expenses. You have the power to decide how things go at the hospital. What do we mean by this? Your hospital preferences can include stuff like:

  • Who you’re OK with being at the hospital when you deliver
  • Whether you want your baby in the room with you, or if you’d like him or her to stay in the nursery with the adoptive parents
  • If you want to stay in another area of the hospital after you deliver, away from Labor & Delivery
  • How much you want the adoptive parents to participate in the birth (for example, some women are fine with the adoptive mom being in Labor & Delivery. Or maybe you want them to stay in the waiting room)
  • If you’ll want the newborn pictures that are taken of your baby

No matter how early or late you are into your pregnancy, adoption is always a choice you can make. You can even choose adoption after your baby is born.

Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida is here to help you as you go through this decision. Call us whenever you have questions or are ready to learn more: 1-800-923-6784.