Adopting a baby has one factor that is notoriously talked about amongst adoptive parents; you’re gonna have to wait. If you’ve already begun the adoption process, you’re no stranger to the time involved in adopting a baby. You’ve done your research, filed paperwork, opened up your home to adoption social workers, secured your finances...you get the gist.
While there is no doubt the “waiting game” can be stressful, there are ways to help this time pass in a fun and productive way. Here is a breakdown of a few things you might want to take care of before the adoption takes place.
Choosing an adoption facilitator for your newborn adoption is a crucial step in the adoption process. LifeLong Adoptions makes the choice simple by providing unsurpassed adoption services to every adoptive parent we work with. If you’re hoping to adopt a newborn but haven't gotten started, consider these reasons to choose LifeLong Adoptions.
A 40 week pregnancy gives birthmothers and adoptive parents plenty of time to prepare for delivery day. Whether you’ve just discovered you’re pregnant or are well into your pregnancy, here are some of the best ways to plan for your baby’s arrival.
One thing many women fear during pregnancy is that there may be unexpected complications; that is why taking care of yourself both physically and emotionally is of upmost importance throughout your pregnancy. Once a mother discovers she’s pregnant, her very next step is scheduling an appointment with her doctor.
For your protection, the staff at LifeLong Adoptions has compiled this guide to a healthy pregnancy.
Visit Your Doctor:
We thought this was worth mentioning twice. Good and early prenatal care is essential for you and your baby. Once discovering you are pregnant, contact your healthcare provider immediately to schedule your first prenatal visit. During this visit and those to follow, it is extremely important that you share any concerns, changes or questions about your health. Do your best not to miss appointments - you need them!
So, you’ve sorted through adoptive parent profiles and you have settled on one (or several) families you are interested in. That’s great! Now it’s time to take a big step forward in the adoption process: it’s time to meet your potential adoptive family. It’s completely understandable that you might be nervous. What if they aren’t what you expected? What if you have nothing to talk about? What will you say?