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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!

Free E-book About Adoption

Click to request this free e-book about adoption The short book So I Was Thinking About Adoption gives you quick info as you consider whether adoption is the right choice for you and your child. You can download the e-book version for free! This e-book about adoption is packed with checklists, help, and advice as you consider each of your pregnancy choices. You just need to enter your email address!

So I Was Thinking About Adoption is:

* A handy pocket guide on how the adoption process works
* Full of useful and easy-to-understand info
* A good place to look for tips on how to tell your parents, friends, and the baby’s father that you’re pregnant and considering adoption
* Packed with resources you need if dealing with an unplanned pregnancy

Click here to request your free copy today! It will be emailed right to you. You can save it to look at later when you’re ready, or you can read it right now. You can read this e-book on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

We understand you may have questions that might need answering now. We’re here to help with free caring, confidential 24/7 support.

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Adoption, in a Birth Mom’s Words

hear about adoption in a birth mom's wordsWhen you’re not sure if adoption is right for you, what can help is hearing from someone who’s been where you are. Someone who’s been in your shoes, “been there, done that,” you know? Today, we’re going to share about adoption with you, from a birth mom’s point-of-view, in a birth mom’s words.
 
Here are some comments and emails from Lifetime birth mothers, sharing their stories of making an adoption plan for their baby, and their hopes for the future…all names and identifying info have been removed for privacy.
 
“It makes me so happy to see the adoptive mom I picked with my son. She’s such a good mom. I’d never ever change my decision to do adoption. He’s thriving and very smart. Sometimes I think about the ways I could have made it work, but in my heart I know I did the best thing I could for him. He’s got the world at his fingertips, and I’d never have been able to give him that. If not for Lifetime and his adoptive family, I think I’d have been a hot mess.”
 
“This is definitely the most difficult thing that I’ve ever done. But, my daughter will be surrounded by so much love and affection by her adoptive family. I’m so blessed to have peace of mind that she’ll be well provided for and taken care of. Working with lifetime has been nothing short of amazing…thank you again for everything!”
 
“Choosing adoption for my son is totally the best decision I’ve ever made. I gave up so much for that little guy: my senior year, my boyfriend, my body…I could go on. But I’ll never regret choosing to endure the 9 months it took to give my baby to a loving couple who can’t have children on their own. Knowing that I gave life to a couple who couldn’t make it themselves makes me thrilled. All of us have something to be grateful for. For me, it’s the ability to give my son a better life, and to help create a new family.”
 

If you’d like info on open adoption, you can call or text our 24-hour adoption answer line at 1-800-923-6784.

Why Choose Adoption?

what to consider if you're asking yourself 'why choose adoption?'No one but you can decide whether adoption is the best choice for you and your child. The adoption decision is completely yours to make. So, you’ll need to make sure you’ve thought about all your pregnancy options and their outcomes. When you’re asking yourself ‘why choose adoption?’ think about your baby’s future as well as yours.
 
Deciding to make an adoption plan is obviously not an easy choice. But in some circumstances, it’s what a woman comes to realize is the best option.
 
Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida is here to give you info and resources on open adoption so that you’re fully educated on all your pregnancy choices. That way, you’re able to make an informed decision.
 
Here are some things you might want to keep in mind if you’re thinking about adoption:

  • What kind of home environment do I want my child to grow up with?
  • What are my future plans and goals?
  • What do I desire for my child’s future?
  • How will I handle child care once I go back to work?
  • Is financial stability something that’s important to me?

 
Every woman’s situation is different and unique, so we’re not here to make a list of “reasons why you should choose adoption.” There are so many factors in play during this difficult choice, along with so many emotions.
 

If you’d like info on open adoption, you can call or text our 24-hour adoption answer line at 1-800-923-6784.

Indiana Adoptive Couple Luke and Jamie’s Adoption Video

Indiana adoptive couple Luke and JamieIndiana adoptive couple Luke and Jamie are life-long educators, dedicated Catholics, and exercise-lovers who are excited to open their home and hearts to a child of any race! They look forward to providing endless love and the best opportunities for your child.

Luke had these words to say about his wife, “Jamie is a loving, energetic wife and mother who balances family, work, and fun/fitness by being super organized! She’s independent and strong and loves holding it all together. Jamie, a former teacher, works in leadership in public schools and enjoys the challenge that work brings, knowing that it is impacting kids all across the city. It’s hard to get her to sit down; she’s always either finding healthy and fun new foods for the family, staying active with the kids, working out at the gym, or staying on top of the housework.”

And Jamie shares about her husband, “Luke is a family and faith-focused dad who has been a teacher, a school principal, and now trains school principals. His office is at home, so he’s always there when the kids get off the bus and can be flexible for their activities. Luke also never sits down! He’s an avid reader who’s always learning something new to share with the family. He has a passion for photography and loves lifting weights in his free time. He even gets the kids involved sometimes! His calm and consistent parenting style reinforces the values in our home, where we always put education and being kind to others at the top of our list.”

Here’s Indiana adoptive couple Luke and Jamie’s video:

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Luke and Jamie 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.

Here’s Why I Chose Adoption…

Here's why I chose adoption for my baby...“I want to share my story of why I chose adoption for my baby…

My son was born two weeks before his official due date. I’d been thinking about adoption but didn’t have a plan in place. Then when he was born it was hard! I took him home, and my mom helped me out. But then, she had to go back to work. It was just me and my baby at home all day. I tried to offer my son more than I grew up with, but I didn’t have much to start with. So, what could I give my baby really? His needs were more important that my wants.
 
My friend told me about a place that did adoptions that were able to keep it private and confidential. I called Lifetime in the middle of the night when my baby was three weeks old. I told the woman who answered the phone at Lifetime that I needed to do adoption right away. Every day it was getting harder to have my baby here and know I was going to give him to someone else.
 
My coordinator at Lifetime was really cool about it and didn’t judge me. She emailed me a few adoptive family websites that matched up with what I was looking for. What really helped me was that my coordinator was super-easy to get in touch with. I’d just text her whenever I had a question. I shared with her that it was too hard to keep faking it. I needed to have an adoptive family by the end of the week. I found a couple that I liked a lot, and they were just perfect for my son.
 
I talked with the adoptive couple, Kevin and Amy, on the phone. They lived in Texas too, about two hours from me. They met with my son and I the next day, and I knew they were a really great couple. Kevin and Amy had a stable marriage and were financially secure: two major things I really wanted for my son. My coordinator at Lifetime sent me the adoption paperwork to sign. The paperwork for my baby’s father to sign was taken care of by the attorney, which was paid by the adoptive parents.
 
You might think you can’t do adoption, but a year later, I know it was the best thing I could do for my son. I’m getting my life together and have started taking classes at my local community college. My son is getting all the support and love he needs from two parents who were ready for a baby. I that hope my story about adoption can help someone else!”
 

Please feel free to call or text our 24-hour adoption answer line at 1-800-923-6784 and ask to speak to an adoption coordinator.

Thinking About Adoption & Have Questions? We Have Answers!

We're thinking about adoptionAre you thinking about adoption and just want to know where to go to get some answers? Need to know what to do and what questions you should be asking?

Relax and take a deep breath. Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida has the answers you need. We’ll help you learn more about the choices you have in open adoption, all from the privacy of your own home.

Decisions can be hard to make when you don’t have the information you need. That is one of the biggest challenges for women considering adoption for their child. You may be wondering, ‘Who can I trust to help me?’

Here some questions you might have when looking into adoption:

1. Can I have a say in who will adopt my baby?
2. What if I am not sure about adoption?
3. What happens at birth?
4. Who will take the baby from the hospital?
5. Can I get some help with my expenses while I am pregnant?
6. I can’t raise the child I have now! Do you have families ready to adopt an older child?
7. Does my family have to know about the adoption?
8. What if I don’t know the father of the baby? Can I still make an adoption plan?
9. Do you have housing or somewhere I can live while I am pregnant?

If you have questions like these, you can call us 24 hours a day to help: 1-800-923-6784. We’ve helped many women who are in difficult situations. You won’t be judged at all or pressured into choosing adoption. Talking is the first step to help you get the answers that you need. You can also chat live with a professional online about your specific needs and concerns.

An Adoption Plan for My Baby—How Does it Work?

I made an adoption plan for my babyYou might be facing an unplanned pregnancy or have a child who’s already born. Adoption is a pregnancy choice to consider. There are many resources available at no cost you. “I was only 15 when I got pregnant, and I don’t believe in abortion. I’m so glad I was able to make an adoption plan for my baby!” one woman shares. Read and learn how adoption works…
 
On our website, you’ll find lots of adoptive family profiles. Couples who are hoping to adopt have written letters sharing about their lives and what they have to offer a child.
 
We suggest that you choose two to three adoptive parents that you’re interested in speaking to or emailing. Then, call Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida, and speak with one of our caring and qualified adoption coordinators. They’re here to work with you as you search for just the right match with adoptive parents. Adoption coordinators are here to answer your questions and help you make an adoption plan for your baby. Each of our adoption coordinators is a caring woman who has a desire to help women considering adoption.
 
Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida has many resources to help, and we never charge birth families for these services. We’re also here to help if other members of your family would like to get involved in the adoption process. We encourage your baby’s father to be a part of your adoption plan as well, working with you on selecting the adoptive parents and how much openness you’d like after the adoption placement. Some women choose to get updates on their child through emails and Facebook, while others select to have visits once or twice a year. You have so many choices as you develop your adoption plan.
 

Please feel free to call or text our 24-hour adoption answer line at 1-800-923-6784 and ask to speak to an adoption coordinator.