Question: “I’m 25 weeks pregnant, and I’ve been looking at the adoptive couples on your site. They all look super-friendly, and I like what they say about their parenting styles. But, how can I be sure my baby will be safe with the adoptive couple I pick?”
Answer: Lifetime Adoption Agency requires all of our adoptive families to go through in-depth screening and background checks before they can adopt. A social worker visits their home and checks it out to make sure it’s a safe place for a child. The hopeful adoptive couple must also undergo an interview with the social worker, to make sure they’re fit to be parents.
All of these background checks and screening is how we know that each Lifetime adoptive couple is financially secure, stable, and in a loving marriage. They’ve not only proven their income but also have passed criminal background checks and have had physicals from a doctor to make sure they’re healthy.
The reason why Lifetime goes to such lengths to make sure that each adoptive couple in our program is pre-screened is so that you’re able to rest assured that your baby will be safe with the adoptive couple. The adoptive couple must be screened and questioned in order to adopt. These couples also undergo adoption education so they can understand your need for future communication in an open adoption.
Do you have questions about adoption for your baby? Lifetime is available 24/7; just text or call us at 1-800-923-6784.
As the Vice President (VP) of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.
Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.
As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.