Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Get the answers you need to your adoption questions!

Call 1-800-9-ADOPT-4. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions about adoption. Whether you are just starting to explore adoption or you are searching for an adoptive family that fits what you are looking for, we can help you learn more about adoption and locate the resources you seek.

Our services to you include:

  • Quality counseling, goal setting and confidential help with decision-making.

  • Compassionate, personalized attention and support, regardless of your decision to adopt or parent.

  • A nationwide selection of screened and qualified Adoptive Families of all religions, race and ages who are interested in adopting an infant or older child.

  • Medical, legal, public aid and housing referrals.

  • The option to exchange on-going letters, photos, and to meet the adoptive family.

We have trained and experienced staff available to answer your questions and offer you the referrals you may need.

Please call us now at 1-800-9-ADOPT-4. We can help you.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

We Want to Help and Bless You...

Are You a Lifetime Birthmother? We Want to Help and Bless You....

Please read below for details on how we can provide maternity and post-pregnancy clothing, household items, and other necessities for you.

At Lifetime Adoption, We Care About Our Birth Mothers and Their Families. Without our birth families, we would not be parents. Thank you for loving your child enough to want the best for them at this time in their lives.

Lifetime Adoption has been supporting women and their adoption plans since 1986. We are constantly adding new services for all our clients. This includes support through counseling with outside licensed family counselors and peer support from other women that have been where you are today, allowing unbiased assistance in your decision.

We Can Help With Maternity Clothes and More!
One way we are able to help women facing an unplanned pregnancy who are considering adoption is by offering maternity clothes, household items, and other necessities at no cost to you.

Please visit for more information on this offer.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Frequently Asked Questions about Adoption

Do you have questions about the adoption process? Below you'll find answers to some questions frequently asked about adoption by pregnant women and others considering adoption. If you don't find the answers to your questions, please contact us and we'll answer any questions you have.

Call to speak to a caring coordinator now by dialing

Why choose A Lifetime Adoption Facilitation Center?
Our services are extensive to you as a birth parent. We are here seven days a week with staff on call just for you. We have assisted birth families in finding adoptive families for their children since 1986. We care about you and your child. We provide free and ongoing guidance, without judgment. You may want to speak to a licensed counselor to help with your decision and to sort out feelings you may have. We have outside counselors we can refer you to in your area, or you may choose to speak to a counselor over the phone. You may also be eligible for legally allowable expenses to be paid, if needed, while you are pregnant.

We can provide assistance in setting future goals. Regardless of your decision to parent or choose adoption, you'll receive personal, compassionate attention. We are here for you, to listen, care, and support in a friendly, nurturing way. Lifetime Adoption can also refer you to qualified and sensitive physicians, childbirth educators, and housing and public assistance, all at no charge. We also have maternity clothes available through a separate nonprofit organization.

Are there any costs to me?
There is no cost to you as a birth parent. Adoptive parents pay for legal fees, reasonable pregnancy-related expenses, medical bills not covered by insurance, consulting, and counseling fees.

How are adoptive families screened?
Lifetime screens and pre-qualifies each and every adoptive family that contract with us. A licensed social worker will conduct a thorough home study evaluation and visit the adoptive family’s home. This evaluation includes a background check, medical evaluations, financial screening, and FBI screening. You can be assured that your baby will be raised within a loving and safe family environment. Lifetime doesn't accept all adoptive parents that apply to our program. You will be able to speak personally to families, so that you can determine who you'd like to adopt and raise your child.

To find out more, visit

Call to speak to a caring coordinator now by calling 1-800-923-6784.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Adoption in Gossip Girl

The subject of adoption recently came up the last episode of Gossip Girl:

Rufus is doing everything in his power to track down his long-lost child. He’s been calling every adoption agency in Boston, where the adoptive family is located, but has had no luck in tracking down any information. The agencies all tell him to confront the mother, which is eventually what he decides to do. He coldly asks Lily for more information so that he can find their child. Lily is stubborn and tells him that it was a closed adoption and she said she would not come looking for the child. But Rufus tells Lily that he won’t rest until he makes contact and finds out about his son.

It is stories like these, of closed adoptions, that make us realize the benefits to an open adoption plan. The face of adoption today is far different than the adoptions of just when Lily placed her son. Adoption is now based on an open, honest relationship between the adoptive parents and the birthfamily. The blessing of an open adoption is shared with children from their earliest days.
Women facing an unplanned pregnancy today have many choices with open adoption. Creating an open adoption plan involves choosing their child's adoptive family, the level of future contact they want, and even what they wish their child's birth certificate to say. A birthparent may now feel more comforted as they see their child growing happy, healthy, and safe in the adoptive family that they themselves selected.

To learn more about open adoption, visit