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Experienced Adoptive Parents in Missouri Excited to Adopt Again!

Andy and Christa were blessed to adopt their second son and look forward to growing their family through adoption again! As experienced adoptive parents, they have an open adoption with their son’s birth mother.

They say, “Open adoption has been wonderful and we are open to sharing letters, pictures, and visits with you too if you desire. We promise to provide for and give them every opportunity we can. We will always speak kindly of you and honor the adoption plan we create together. We will share our Christian faith and do our best to raise your child to be kind, loving, caring and compassionate!”

Andy and Christa recently recorded this heartfelt audio clip to introduce themselves and share more about what they have to offer your child. You can listen to it by clicking “play” below. Keep scrolling to learn more about this diverse couple who live in Missouri!

Experienced adoptive parents Andy and Christa

This Missouri couple has been married for nine years. Their lives are made up of dancing together, family prayer, frequent meals and Sunday lunches with extended family with lots of laughing! Andy and Christa’s home is constantly filled with friends and family BBQ-ing, Bible Studies, movie nights and more!

Andy works as a bi-vocational pastor at a new church in their city. He enjoys urban running, salsa dancing, and frequenting local coffee shops. Christa is a stay-at-home mom who enjoys baking, encouraging others to be healthy and fit via online support groups, taking the boys on local adventures and an occasional spa day. Their two sons, Josiah (6) and Timothy (4) are energetic, loving, sensitive and kind. Andy and Christa’s family live in an adorable 3 bedroom home. It’s across the street from the middle & high schools and within walking distance from all of Andy’s family.

You can find out more about experienced adoptive parents Andy and Christa 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.

With Modern Adoption, You Make the Choices

A woman learning about modern adoption on her cell phoneAdoption today means that you make all the choices. And modern adoption gives you tons of choices! You can choose the adoptive parents for your baby, how much you want to get to know the parents you choose, and what happens at the hospital when you give birth. If you want, you can even keep in touch after the adoption happens. You can do this through phone calls, emails, texts, letters, social media, and visits. You have a say in every step!

We provide you with the trusted adoption help you need, the way you want it. Learning about adoption is easy, private, and convenient with Lifetime! Get answers to your questions, see waiting adoptive couples, and receive free resources! With Lifetime, you have a wide variety of adoptive families of all backgrounds to choose from, living all throughout the US.

Lifetime offers a FREE BOOK for women thinking about adoption. Just visit FreeAdoptionBook.com. And in our smartphone app, you can listen to stories from other mothers who chose adoption.

You can get peer support, counseling, and help with your needs or pregnancy-related expenses as you consider an adoption plan for your baby. While you learn about adoption, you will receive free services and full support, as well as during and after the adoption.

On the new site ModernAdoptionAgency.com, you can learn about adoption from the privacy of your phone or laptop. Chat on the website, or message (with a real person!) on our Facebook page or on Instagram.

You can confidentially and safely begin your adoption plan online, by email, or by mail. Just let us know what’s best for you!

Call or text a caring adoption expert ANYTIME at 1-800-923-6784.

Financially Stable Adoptive Couple for My Baby

With Lifetime, you can make the choices to build a personalized adoption for your baby. We’re here to help you every step of the way. One of the most important choices in your adoption plan is going to be picking your baby’s adoptive parents.

We have hopeful adoptive parents from all across the US of various races. All of the couples you see on our site are ready to adopt: they’ve had intense background checks and are excited to become parents through adoption. Each adoptive couple has different occupations, educations, religions, and interests, so make sure to tell your Adoption Coordinator what you’re looking for.

Maybe you’re thinking, “I’d like to find a financially stable adoptive couple for my baby” or “It’s important to me that the adoptive parents raise my child to know God.” Today, we’re sharing about Dave and Meghann, an active, financially stable couple in Florida.

They’re very excited to welcome another child into their lives! Dave works as a Financial Analyst, and Meghann works in HR. They believe in the importance of a quality education and will provide your child with a stable and nurturing home. Their son, Daxton, is almost a year old. Dave and Meghann live in a spacious 2 story, 3 bedroom home, with a large backyard. They live near parks, the beach, a zoo, an aquarium, a dog park, and a community pool. Dave and Meghann are open to future contact with you through photos, letters, and visits.

Dave and Meghann created this cute video to introduce themselves and share more about what they have to offer your child!

Dave and Meghann from Florida are a financially stable adoptive couple for my baby

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Dave and Meghann 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.

How Do I Find Just the Right Parents for My Baby?

the right parents for my baby?If you’re thinking about adoption for your baby, we understand that you might be worried about finding the perfect adoptive family. Anyone who decides adoption is the right choice wants to make sure that their child has the best life. How can you make sure that your baby receives just that?

Lifetime has developed a process of supporting women as they search for the perfect families for their babies. When you contact us for the first time, you’ll get your own individual Adoption Coordinator. She’ll help you to make sure your adoption goes just the way you want it to. That includes deciding on the perfect adoptive family for your baby. At this point, you may already know the type of adoption profiles you’re interested in looking at. Your Adoption Coordinator will help you to narrow down your preferences more by asking you questions like:

Is the location of the adoptive couple important to you?

Do you picture your baby growing up in an urban setting, or have you always dreamed of living on a farm in the Midwest? As a nationwide, full-service adoption agency, Lifetime works with families across the US. This gives you lots of choices as you consider where your child will live.

Do you want your child to have brothers or sisters?

Some women wish to place their baby with a couple who can’t conceive. Others feel that it’s important for a child to grow up with siblings. So, they look only at adoptive families who already have kids.

Does it matter to you if your child looks like his or her adoptive parents?

Some women hope to choose an adoptive family who shares their own culture and ethnicity. Fortunately, Lifetime has hopeful adoptive families of many races and backgrounds.

What values are important to you?

Are you hoping for a couple whose religious beliefs match your own? Or maybe there other values that are important to you as well, like work ethic or political beliefs.

You can explore some of the adoption profiles of families we work with, by viewing our pages of waiting adoptive families.

Speak with an Adoption Coordinator confidentially and with no obligation, by calling 1-800-923-6784. Or, send us a message.

“Does putting my baby up for adoption make me a bad person?”

does putting my baby up for adoption make me a bad person?Question: “I’m like 99% sure that adoption’s going to be the best choice for my situation…but I’m worried what people will think. Does putting my baby up for adoption make me a bad person?”

Answer: Many women who are thinking about adoption struggle with this question. Unfortunately, lots of people are still clueless about adoption and how it works today. They may believe that a woman who places her baby is running away from their responsibilities or “taking the easy way out.”

But at Lifetime, we know it’s the exact opposite. Birth mothers are putting their child first and taking full responsibility for their child’s future.

Here’s how one birth mother puts it: “Plenty of people told me I was making a selfless and brave decision by putting my baby up for adoption. But honestly, I didn’t feel like that was true. I just thought out all my choices. Even though adoption was the best decision for my baby, it was also the best decision for me. I felt like I was selfish for wanting my old life back. I was ashamed that I couldn’t parent.

But, at the end of the day, the main reason I decided to put my son up for adoption was that I wanted him to have the best life possible. He deserved a life I couldn’t give him on my own. It wasn’t about me; it was about him!”

Birth mothers put their child’s needs before their wants and desires. It doesn’t get braver than that! They’re turning a difficult experience into something beautiful and full of love. And that is something to be proud of.

What if I Change My Mind and Want My Baby Back?

What if I change my mind about adoption?Question: “What if I change my mind about adopting my baby out, and decide I want to raise my child myself?”

Answer: We understand that adoption is a big decision and might make you feel uncertain. Many women thinking about adoption worry that they may later regret their choice, and wonder, “If I give my baby up for adoption, can I get her back later?”

Know that just by contacting our agency, it doesn’t obligate you to make an adoption plan. You can contact Lifetime Adoption Agency at any time to learn more about the unplanned pregnancy choice of adoption.

And, know that you’re always in charge during your adoption planning process. You can change your mind and stop the adoption process at any time.

Your adoption decision doesn’t become final until you give your consent after your baby is born. Until that point, you have the right to change your mind and parent your child.

During your pregnancy, you still have the chance to change your mind and stop the adoption process. You’re probably considering adoption because you want your baby to grow up in a stable home.

Choosing Your Open Adoption Relationship

After you’ve given consent to the adoption, it doesn’t mean that you have to end your relationship with your baby. Many birth mothers have found comfort in keeping an open adoption relationship with their child after placement.

Getting Free Counseling and Support

Adoption isn’t an easy choice to make, and so most women face difficult feelings before, during and after the adoption process. Your Adoption Coordinator is available 24/7 to provide professional adoption services at no cost to you. If you need help to sort through your feelings, Lifetime can connect you with a third-party licensed counselor for free. We want to help you explore your options, and ultimately make a decision that you feel good about.

To learn more about your choices and rights in the adoption process and the support that is available to you, call
1-800-923-6784 to talk with an Adoption Coordinator,
for free and with zero obligation.

“Becoming first-time parents through adoption is our dream!”

bryan-micheleBryan and Michele just finished creating this cute video to introduce themselves and share about their dreams of adopting a baby. They’re so excited to become first-time parents through adoption!

Bryan and Michele are looking forward to making new memories with your child like traveling, fishing, and spending the holidays together. Bryan is a business owner and volunteer EMS/Firefighter. Michele’s a first-grade teacher and will be a part-time stay-at-home mom. Together, they enjoy fishing, going to the movies, and traveling to the mountains. Every other year, Bryan and Michele take a trip to Disneyland and see a NASCAR race

They’ve been married for six years, and share, “We’re both looking forward to nurturing your child into the person they will become by providing them with a great education, caring for their spirituality, and promoting their self-confidence.”  Bryan and Michele are open to sharing letters, pictures, and visits in the future with you! 

You can watch Bryan and Michele’s short & sweet adoption video here!

North Carolina Couple Eager to Become First-time Parents Through Adoption! from Lifetime Adoption on Vimeo.

micheleBryan shares about his wife, “Michele has the biggest heart and is always helping others in need. On the weekends, you can find her enjoying a girl’s day with her best friends, unwinding with a great book, planning trips either to the mountains or new places, or watching a “chick-flick” or comedy movie.

As a first grade teacher, she loves to be around children and all of the children in her class adore her. Michele is looking forward to teaching our child to fish and play sports, and I know she will be a caring and loving mother!”

bryanAnd Michele says about her husband: Bryan is the sweetest man I know and is always there for our family. He loves to fish on the lake with his dad, volunteer, and cook up a great meal on the grill, especially when our friends and family are around! As a firefighter, he is always there to help those in need and enjoys every moment. 

Bryan is looking forward to tucking our child in every night and celebrating the holidays together as a family. He will raise our child to be a wonderful person and will be there for him or her every step of the way.”

 
 

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Bryan and Michele 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 Info on Your Choices With Open Adoption

Lifetime shares info on your choices with open adoptionWhen you make an open adoption plan with Lifetime, you’re in the driver’s seat. You have lots of choices, including your baby’s adoptive parents, how things will be handled at the hospital, and how much contact you’d like after the placement. Today, we’re going to give you some quick info on the three major choices with open adoption!

  1. Select the Adoptive Family for Your Baby
  2. This is one of the most important choices with open adoption. We’ll ask you what you’re looking for in parents for your baby. Maybe you’re hoping that they live in a certain area of the country, or maybe you’re looking for a couple who don’t have any children yet. Your Adoption Coordinator at Lifetime will mail or email you profiles all about the adoptive families that fit what you’re looking for. In the profile booklets, you can see photos and learn about their careers, parenting style, interests, and many other things. If you’d like to look at couples now, you can browse our hopeful adoptive family websites.

    Once you pick your favorite adoptive couple, you can interview them over the phone. We encourage you to ask them questions about topics important to you and get to know them better.

  3. Plan Your Hospital Stay
  4. You have the choice of how things are handled during your hospital stay for delivery. Here are some things to think about:

    • Who is allowed to be at the hospital when you deliver?
    • Would you like your baby in the room with you? Would you like your baby to stay in the nursery by the adoptive couple?
    • Once it’s time to check out, would you like to leave first, or should the adoptive couple leave first?
    • Would you like a copy of the newborn pictures the hospital takes?

  5. Determine Future Contact
  6. Another major one of your choices with open adoption involves how much contact you’ll have after placement. The relationship you have with your child and the adoptive family can run a wide range of options. Some women choose to have a very open adoption and get updates on their child through photos, emails, and visits. Other women are fine with not having visits and get updates on social media instead.

    Along with your child’s adoptive parents, you’re able to determine the amount and type of future contact you’d like to keep!

Whenever you’re ready to start learning more about your choices with open adoption, you can call Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784.

Florida Family of 3 Hopes to Grow Through Adoption!

Josh and Amber are a Christian family of 3 living in sunny Florida, who loves laughing, going on adventures at theme parks, and exploring new restaurants/foods. This Florida family is looking forward to growing with a child of any race through the miracle of adoption. Josh and Amber’s hearts are full of love and joy in anticipation of sharing this beautiful journey with you through an open adoption!

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 Florida couple!

Florida family Josh and Amber hope to adopt!

Josh and Amber been married for almost 10 years. Together, they enjoy going to sporting events to cheer for the Kentucky Wildcats, relaxing by the ocean, traveling and learning the history of new places, and playing tennis together. Every Sunday, they serve together as Sunday school teachers for preschoolers. They were blessed with their daughter four years ago, but aren’t able to have any more children biologically.

Josh is a Lieutenant in the United States Public Health Services and works as a physician’s assistant. Amber’s a physical therapist who travels to her patient’s homes to provide care. She enjoys hosting parties for friends and family and photographing these celebrations. Josh likes to exercise through Cross Fit and cook healthy meals.

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Josh and Amber 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.

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.