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Archive for adoptive parents for my baby

What If No One Wants to Adopt My Baby?

Pregnant woman cradles bellyMany pregnant women who are thinking about adoption for their baby wonder, “Are babies that are put up for adoption always adopted?” They worry that no one will want to adopt their baby.
 
This worry usually comes from confusion about the adoption process. Some women are concerned that their baby’s health issue will affect his or her chances of being adopted.
 
We know that you want the best for your baby.
 
You’re probably thinking of adoption because you want your baby to have every opportunity in life. And right now, you might not be able to provide the kind of life you envision for your child. But, you might be wondering, “What if they aren’t adopted? What if nobody wants to adopt my child? Will they go into the foster care system?”
 
When you make an adoption plan through an adoption agency, your baby will be adopted. He or she will be placed into the arms of an adoptive couple who have been waiting and praying for a child.
 
The main reason that people wonder how many kids “given up for adoption” really get adopted is because they think adoption is just like foster care.
 
With adoption, you’re intentionally choosing for your baby to be parented by an adoptive couple. You’re able to select your adoption professional, your baby’s adoptive parents, how much contact you’d like with them, and how your time in the hospital for delivery will go.
 
In foster care, a child is removed from their home by the authorities. The child is usually placed into temporary care while waiting to go home with a biological family member. If they can’t be reunited with a member of their family, they’ll become eligible for adoption through foster care. These children then may face a long wait until a couple adopts them permanently from foster care.
 
When you contact Lifetime Adoption Agency to make an adoption plan, we’ll work with you as you choose adoptive parents who you feel are right for your baby. Your baby won’t go into state custody, so he or she will never be waiting to be adopted. Once your baby is born, you’re able to place him or her into their parents’ arms.
 
You might have heard about how children in foster care wait years to be adopted into a permanent family. Many of these children remain in foster care until they become adults at 18.
 
Fortunately, choosing adoption for your baby with an agency isn’t like that. By working with an adoption agency like Lifetime, your baby will have permanent adoptive parents ready and waiting for them. Making an adoption plan for a baby through an agency is different than a foster care adoption. Your baby is able to go home with their forever family.
 
If you’ve ever been worried that no one would want to adopt your baby, you can rest easy. There are hundreds of waiting adoptive parents who have been praying for a child and would love to welcome your baby into their family.
 

Click to view some of their profiles, or contact us to see more profiles of potential parents for your baby.

“How can I be sure my baby will be safe with the adoptive couple?”

How do I know my baby will be safe with the adoptive couple?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.

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.

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.

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

there's an app for adoption!It seems like there’s an app for everything these days. And it’s no different for learning about the choice of adoption! “Open Adoption” is a new app that can really help you when you’re wondering if adoption is the right choice for you and your baby.

This smartphone app (which is totally free, by the way!) tells you what’s involved with making an adoption plan for your baby. And, you can read answers to questions that women frequently ask about adoption. Plus, you can browse hopeful adoptive parents, see their photos, and learn what they’re all about.

If you’ve just started thinking about adoption, you might not be ready to share this news to everyone right now. That’s totally normal. A smart way to look into adoption confidentially is by downloading this app, “Open Adoption.” Just go to AdoptionOptionApp.com to get more info and get your free download. The website Adoption Option App provides links to download “Open Adoption” for either an Apple or Google phone.

No matter what your reason is for thinking about adoption, know that you’re not alone. Thousands of women create open adoption plans each year. And with modern adoption, you’re encouraged to take the driver’s seat in every step of the process. You can pick the adoptive parents for your child, name how things will go at the hospital, and decide the amount of contact you’d like in the future.

In the Open Adoption app, you’ll find:

  • Bios, videos, and photos of hopeful adoptive couples
  • A short e-book about adoption
  • Popular questions about open adoption, and the answers
  • A breakdown of how modern open adoption works
  • Tips that you can use when you’re deciding if adoption’s for you
  • Resources and services that you might need
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    Best of all, the app “Open Adoption” is FREE and packed with info about modern adoption! Visit AdoptionOptionApp.com to get your free download.

    Click to download the app, Open Adoption

What Can Adoptive Parents Offer My Child?

Hopeful adoptive parents Eric and AmandaIf you’ve decided that making an adoption plan is the best choice for you and your child, you might be wondering about the waiting adoptive parents on our website. What do they have to offer your child?

Here’s a list of just 10 of the many things that an adoptive family can offer your child through an open adoption:

1. Love

2. Stable home-life

3. Financial security

4. Emotionally ready & willing to be a parent

5. One or two parent home

6. Ability to provide sports, hobbies, music, etc.

7. Welcoming grandparents & other relatives

8. Quality medical, dental & eye care, and education

9. Vacations, opportunity to travel

10. Stay-at-home mom (if desired)

11. Knowledge that his or her birth parents cared enough to choose the best for their child’s life

The info in this post is from the short adoption book So I Was Thinking About Adoption. You can get a FREE e-book version of this book! Just click on the image below:

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Illinois Adoptive Couple Matthew and Danielle’s Adoption Video

Illinois adoptive couple Matthew and DanielleIllinois adoptive couple Matthew and Danielle are active, family-oriented, fun-loving, Christians.

They couldn’t be more excited to start their family through the miracle of adoption! They can’t wait to be first-time parents and for the opportunity to get to know you.

A faith-filled family, they’re hoping to adopt a baby of any race or gender. They’ve turned to adoption after struggling through years of infertility.

Matthew and Danielle enjoy traveling to new places and restaurants, taking long walks, playing in the yard with their dog, working on house projects, watching movies and playing games with friends.

Matthew is employed as a Senior Buyer, and Danielle works from home as an Executive Assistant. Their three bedroom home is comfy and cozy, with a big fenced-in backyard. It’s on a nice and quiet cul-de-sac, and their community is safe and diverse.

They share, “We will always take the time needed to offer wisdom and guidance. We will protect our children and provide for them. We will talk openly with our children about adoption in a positive and loving way, helping them to feel confident and secure. We will expose them to as many opportunities as we can so that they can discover the world and recognize their own gifts and talents. We will raise our children to learn about God. We will always speak highly of you and honor you to our children. We look forward to creating an open adoption plan you can be comfortable with including letters, photos and visits if you wish.”

Here’s their adoption video:

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Matthew and Danielle 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.