Adoption Articles & Resources
We hope that the articles below will inspire, guide, and bring
success as you pursue your adoption journey.
Interviewing an Adoption Professional
With planning, patience and the determination to follow through on your information, you should feel confident in the adoption professional you finally decide on.
Avoiding Adoption Frauds and Scams
A series of articles about how to avoid adoption frauds and scams.
The Adoption Process is a True Walk of Faith
You can take comfort with each passing day, understanding that time brings you closer to the realization of your dream to be an adoptive parent.
Funding Your Adoption
Creative resources and alternatives to make your adoption more affordable.
What is an Adoption Home Study?
The adoption home study is really a "people study." It is a combination of a written and oral description of your family and your lifestyle and inspection of where you will raise your child.
Reprinted with permission by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, www.resolve.org.
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The joy and excitement of one family's journey with Lifetime.
Step-by-Step Advice on How to Build a Successful Adoption Plan
Whatever adoption you decide to pursue, be sure that you have done your homework. You will find you have fewer surprises when you know what to expect: the risks in some adoptions, time frames, and the cost variance in each adoption.
Open Adoption: Strangers Who Trust In Each Other for the Sake of a Child
Patricia Dischler is the author of Because I Loved You: A Birthmother's View of Open Adoption.
Letter From an Adoptive Mother:
How an Interracial Adoption Made Her Family Whole
An adoptive mother shares how she and her husband came to the realization that
race was not a factor in their love for the child they would adopt.
Considering the Adoption of an Older Child?
Adopting an older child can have its own blessings and its own challenges because every older child comes with a past. Learn important tips and steps to an older child adoption.
Adoption Loss: How Can I Reduce the Risk of a Reclaim?
A reclaim is unlikely to happen if the birth mother has emotional support from her family, the adoptive parents, and an adoption professional or counselor.
How to Pick the Best Name for Your Baby
Should You Adopt a Child When the Birth Parents Have Bipolar Disorder?
If you are considering adopting a child that has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, or may have a possibility of developing bipolar disorder, it is important that you learn as much as you can about the illness.
Remember Where it all Began...
Read a wonderful article written by Mardie Caldwell, COAP, in honor of National Birth Mother's Day.
Consider the Blessings of an Open Adoption
Adoptive Mother, Laura Savel, shares her experience with open adoption.
Traveling by Air to Visit Your Lifetime Adoption Team
We encourage prospective adoptive and birth families to come and meet our staff personally whenever possible.
Hurry Up and Wait...
Encouragement and ideas for families currently playing
Adoption Waiting Game"
Tax Law Changes Encourage
Parents who finalize an adoption may claim a credit for adoption expenses on their federal income tax returns.
A Basket of Thanks
Gift ideas for your birthmother
Adoption Became My Life's Work
By Mardie Caldwell,
Founder of Lifetime Adoption Facilitation Center
to Adoption Success
Read the 7 easy tips that can benefit you during your adoption
Financing Your Adoption
Successful and affordable
5 Tips on Listening to
Help for that
Legacy of an Adopted Child
A poem celebrating both birthmother and adoptive mother in the life of an adopted child.
A beautiful poem which helps adopted children with questions.
African American Adoptions Information and programs for families interested in adopting an African American or bi-racial baby.
Talk Adoption An online radio show that serves
the adoption community. Each week talk show host Mardie Caldwell
discusses different adoption
AdoptingOnline.com Mardie Caldwell has just released her new
book! AdoptingOnline.com offers practical, easy-to-follow guidelines
for anyone interested in adopting a child.
Adoption Online This site exists to provide Christian
families with resources to assist them in finding the help they
need to build a healthy Christian home for a lifetime.
If you cannot find the information or referrals that you need,
please call us at 530-432-7373.