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How Do I Know My Baby Will Be Safe?

Adoptive family and children on the beach in FloridaWe know that you want to pick the perfect adoptive family for your baby. When you’re looking at adoptive parent profiles, they’ll probably all say things that you like, and appear to be nice and friendly.

But, as one woman says it, “how do I know these couples are going to be good parents? How can I know for sure whether my baby will be safe?”

Keep reading to get insider info about the background checks and intensive screening that everyone has to get in order to adopt!

 

How Do the Adoptive Families Get Evaluated?

An adoption professional will screen and evaluate the hopeful adoptive couple. In-depth screenings and background checks are performed, and the couple will have a social worker visit them at home. The social worker is there to check out whether their house is a safe place for a baby or child. The adoptive couple is interviewed by the social worker, who asks questions to make sure they’re qualified and ready to be parents.

The adoptive couple has to pass criminal background checks, prove their income through payroll stubs or tax records, and get physicals to make sure they’re healthy.

Here’s a quick list of what’s included in the evaluation process to adopt a child:

  • Background checks
  • Multiple interviews with each adopting person
  • Medical history
  • Questions about the stability of a couple’s relationship, their family, and discipline practices
  • Personal references
  • Criminal record, child abuse, and FBI clearances
  • Physical exams
  • Income tax records
  • A tour of their home and surroundings

All of this combined is how Lifetime knows that each adoptive couple has good morals, is financially secure, and in a stable marriage. Before they can adopt, Lifetime adoptive couples are required to pass an intense screening process. As you can tell, you can be sure your baby is going to a safe and loving home with Lifetime!

And it doesn’t stop at placement. After your baby goes home with the adoptive family, the social worker and agency will conduct follow-up interviews and visits. They’ll ensure that your child continues to flourish. A regular part of every Lifetime adoption is phone conversations, doctor’s reports, updates, and pictures.

Do you have questions about adoption? Lifetime is available 24/7; you can text or call us at 1-800-923-6784.

Fun-loving Arizona Couple Eager to Adopt a Child of Any Race!

Brian and MaryAnne are a fun-loving, silly, and caring couple who are excited to adopt a child of any race! They love visiting the zoo, spending a day at the lake, and taking vacations, as well as getting together with extended family, and they look forward to sharing these things with a child!

They created this cute video to introduce themselves and share more about what they have to offer your child. Keep scrolling to learn more about this fun-loving Arizona couple!

Arizona couple Brian and MaryAnne are excited to adopt a child of any race!

Brian and Maryanne share, “We promise to provide a loving and nurturing environment for your child. Every day, we’ll instill the morals and values we’ve learned growing up. Your child will grow up understanding the importance of family and how special it is. We’ll pass down the traditions of our families such as fun card games, cheesy jokes, and family get-togethers.

We promise to encourage your child and to support them through life. We promise to attend soccer games and cheer them on as they go after their dreams. We promise to keep in touch whether it’s letters and pictures, or regular visits. But most of all, we promise to love your child unconditionally!”

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Brian and MaryAnne 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 Adoption the Right Choice for You?

Is adoption is the right choice for you after seeing a positive pregnancy test?Wondering if adoption is the right choice for you and for your baby? Maybe you’ve tried to parent for a few months and have been struggling big time. Or you could be dealing with a positive pregnancy test and are looking for another answer besides abortion.

We’re not here to judge, or to tell you that adoption is a simple decision to make. Today, we’re hoping to give you some info to help you decide if adoption is the right answer for you.

How Open Adoption Works:

  • You can pick your baby’s adoptive family based on your desires
  • You have the opportunity to receive no-cost counseling, from a licensed third-party therapist to help you work through your emotions during this whole process
  • You’re able to interview adoptive parents, meet them in person, and establish a relationship
  • It’s your right to create a birth plan and hospital plan that works for you
  • After the adoption, you can stay in touch with the adoptive family through letters, emails, photos, and visits if you wish
  • You can request financial assistance for pregnancy-related expenses

Peer Counseling from Birth Mothers

Lifetime has licensed counselors, experienced birth mothers, and adoption coordinators to help guide you through the process. Birth mothers who have made an adoption plan for their child through Lifetime are available for you to speak with. This can really help as you’re deciding whether adoption is the right choice for you because these birth mothers have been in your shoes! They’ll be real with you about what you might be feeling and going through because they’ve been there too.

Is Adoption the Right Choice for Me?

We're all about educating you so that you can make the best choice for you and your baby!Adoption isn’t the answer for everyone, but it may be the right choice for you. We’re all about educating you so that you can make the best choice for you and your baby. If you want to learn more about open adoption, check out these links:

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

Is Adoption Right for You?…There’s an App for That!

How To Get The Counseling You Need During Your Adoption Planning

3 Common Fears About Choosing Adoption for Your Baby

This National Adoption Hotline Helps You Get Answers, Privately

How to Talk About Adoption With Your Baby’s Father

At our adoption agency in Florida, we’ll work with you throughout your entire adoption process and afterward too. Lifetime is here for you every step of the way. As you create an adoption plan for your baby, you can count on Adoption Agency Florida to:

  • Be available to you 24/7
  • Help you find the perfect adoptive family for your baby
  • Answer all your questions, to help in your decision making
  • Protect your privacy

We want you to know all the choices available to you. You’re in charge of your adoption plan and have the right to ask as many questions as you need to. We will guide you through the process. Our warm and caring staff is always available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Reach out to Lifetime’s Adoption Agency anytime you’re ready. We’re happy to talk with you privately any time at 1-800-923-6784.

Bilingual Wisconsin Couple Hope to Adopt!

Franklin and Betsy are a bilingual Christian couple in Wisconsin who love to laugh, spend time with family, and enjoy the outdoors. They’re hoping to adopt a boy or girl up to three years old and are open to any race, twins, and siblings. Franklin works as a cook and Betsy’s a teacher. They both plan to be part-time stay-at-home parents once they adopt. Franklin and Betsy like to be outdoors, whether it’s camping, biking, taking their dog on walks, or playing yard games.

Franklin is from Nicaragua and Betsy is from Wisconsin, so they speak both English and Spanish. They met at church in Nicaragua when Betsy was there teaching English to children. They’re open to future contact through letters, pictures, and visits.

Franklin and Betsy created this cute video to introduce themselves and share more about what they have to offer your child. Keep scrolling to learn more about this bilingual Wisconsin couple!

Hopeful adoptive couple Franklin and Betsy are bilingual!

Franklin and Betsy share, “We are excited to teach choreography to our future children and to have us all dance together! We also both enjoy being outside camping, biking, and playing yard games. We are looking forward to spending days playing games and being silly with our kids, cuddling up around the campfire on trips, and tucking into our sleeping bags and tents. We talked about having children and adopting even before we were married. We both always knew we wanted to adopt and can’t wait to finally hold our children in our arms!”

Here’s Wisconsin adoptive couple Franklin and Betsy’s video:

Bilingual Wisconsin Couple Hope to Adopt! from Lifetime Adoption on Vimeo.

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Franklin and Betsy 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.

3 Common Fears About Choosing Adoption for Your Baby

discover the truth about 3 common adoption fearsIt’s totally normal to have fears when you’re thinking about adoption for your baby, especially at the beginning of the adoption journey. What has helped some women in your shoes is to talk about their fears with someone who’s been through the process.

Lifetime’s peer counselors are women who have made an adoption plan themselves. Please let us know if you’re interested in talking to one of our peer counselors. It can be a big relief to know that your feelings are normal and that you aren’t alone!

Here are 3 common fears that women have about choosing adoption:

Fear #1: “Giving Up My Baby Makes Me a Bad Mother”
This is probably the most common fear: that making an adoption plan for your baby makes you a bad mother. Adoption isn’t an easy decision to make, and it’s not one that you can be casual about. Every woman experiences adoption in a different way. But in general, there is some pain and grief involved. Know that only the most loving and compassionate mother who wants the best for her child would be willing to even consider adoption. You’re not choosing adoption for yourself, but for your child. You aren’t giving up, and choosing adoption doesn’t make you a bad mother!

Fear #2: “My Child Will Hate Me Someday”
Some women feel like they are simply giving away their baby, and that their child is going to hate them for it. For every negative adoption story you hear, there are many more positive ones. By building a loving, trusting open adoption relationship with the adoptive parents, your child will not hate you for it. With open adoption, your child will be able to communicate with you directly to ask any questions they may have. It’s a good idea to hear adoptee’s stories. Here are a couple: “Open Adoption from an Adoptee’s Perspective” and “Wondering What It’s Like to Be Adopted?

Fear #3: “No One Will Want to Adopt My Baby”
Some women are afraid that none of the hopeful adoptive families will want their baby because they used drugs or alcohol during the pregnancy. The fact is, there are many adoptive parents who truly understand that having children doesn’t come with guarantees. They want to parent the baby they’re blessed with. If you did use drugs or alcohol when you were pregnant, make sure to be honest. Tell your Adoption Coordinator at Lifetime the truth about what your baby has been exposed to. She’ll help you find an adoptive family who is open to prenatal substance exposure, and who will provide your baby with a loving home.

You can call Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784 to ask your questions about adoption or just to get more information. Your communication with Lifetime is always confidential, and you’re never under any obligation to choose adoption. We’re here to help, not to tell you what to do or to pressure you.

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.

This National Adoption Hotline Helps You Get Answers, Privately

Looking at the National Adoption Hotline on FacebookWhen you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and thinking about adoption, chances are you’re not ready to announce that news to the world. Right now, what you need is to be able to ask your questions about adoption privately.

The National Adoption Hotline gives you confidential answers to all of your adoption questions! Plus, you can call the adoption hotline anytime of the day or night, 24/7.

When you call the National Adoption Hotline at 1-800-923-6602, you can learn about your adoption privately. This hotline hears from lots of women who have just started to think about adoption. They need to learn more about the adoption process without anyone finding out. If you’re hoping for confidential advice about adoption, this hotline is perfect for you! And, we want to note that you’re not obligated to do adoption just by calling the hotline.

The National Adoption Hotline is here to give you answers to your questions privately. They’ve even helped women set up a last-minute adoption plan from the hospital. Here’s their phone number again: 1-800-923-6602. If you’re don’t feel comfortable talking on the phone about adoption yet, you can visit their Facebook page, National Adoption Hotline. That page is packed with adoption info, and they also post profiles about adoptive families.

The National Adoption Answer Line is able to help you today, no matter if:

  • You’re pregnant and considering an adoption plan for your baby
  • You want info on making an adoption plan at the last minute
  • You’re hiding the fact that you’re pregnant and need advice
  • You’re trying to keep CPS (Child Protective Services) out of your life
  • You’re thinking about adoption for your child

The National Adoption Hotline has qualified and experienced staff available 24/7 to answer your questions and give you needed referrals. Their experts are standing by to answer all of your questions about how adoption works.

Call the National Adoption Hotline at 1-800-923-6602 for free, or check them out on Facebook:

Visit the National Adoption Hotline on Facebook!

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.

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.

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.