family yourself, rather than having an agency make
this choice. Lifetime provides a nationwide selection
women want letters and photos, others want visits or phone
calls after the adoption, and some want no contact at all. You
may choose the family that best meets your needs and those
of your child, or if you prefer, we can select a family for you.
tion, you'll receive personal, compassionate attention.
going guidance. We have licensed counselors available to help
with your adoption decision and sort out feelings you may
have. Lifetime Adoption can also refer you to qualified and
sensitive physicians, childbirth educators, maternity clothing,
housing, and public assistance.
parents pay for legal fees, reasonable pregnancy-
related expenses, medical bills not covered by in-
surance, consulting, and counseling fees. If you
parents may be able to pay any portions unpaid by insurance,
such as co-payments. Payment of living expenses can only be-
gin after you have filled out the required forms, selected the
adoptive parents, and have both agreed to go forward with an
pital. We can have a family available for you within
able to take the baby home from the hospital, avoiding fos-
ter care. This way, your baby can start bonding with their
adoptive family right away. We are open for emergencies
on all weekends, holidays, and throughout the night, call
tive families that are working with us. A licensed
social worker will do a detailed home study
evaluation and visit the adoptive family's home.
ground check, medical evaluations, financial and FBI screen-
ing. You can be assured that your baby will be raised in a lov-
ing and safe family environment. If you wish, you can speak
personally to families and decide whom you feel you want to
adopt and raise your child.
work hard to find just the right family for you to interview
for the adoption. You will be able to decide on the type of
contact you wish after the placement.
pared and trained to parent a special needs
There is a home for every child.
American and bi-racial couples are turning to the
adoptive families that are African American and bi-racial. You
can read about the lifestyle of these prospective families and
view their photos before speaking to them on the phone.