When you’ve decided that adoption is the way you’ll grow your family, sometimes it’s hard to know when to start the adoption process. Many hopeful adoptive parents wonder if there’s a perfect time to begin their adoption journey. There’s no better time than right now to begin the path towards adopting the baby you’ve been praying for!
Here are the top 5 reasons why it’s beneficial to start your adoption journey before the New Year:
1. Availability in Lifetime’s Program
At Christmas dinners and celebrations, many couples get asked questions from their relatives such as “when are you two going to start a family?” As a result, many of these couples apply for a spot in Lifetime Adoption’s program after the holidays. Adoption agencies always see a dramatic increase in applications during the start of each New Year.
Right now, there are spaces available in our program for new families, which may not be available in January. Secure your spot in our successful nationwide domestic adoption program by applying to adopt today!
2. Give Yourself a Head Start
Start the New Year having already taken steps toward your dream! Place yourself in a position of confidence and certainty, as you ready yourself and your home to welcome your prayed-for child. By signing your adoption agreement before the end of the year, you’ll have a head start on adopting in 2019!
3. Advantage Over Other Adoptive Couples
By beginning the adoption process now, you’ll be ready-and-waiting when other families are just trying to get started. You’ll have already taken steps to start your adoption profile and will benefit from increased exposure to birth mothers, before other adoptive couples.
4. Spread the Word About Your Adoption
Use holiday get-togethers to ask people to start spreading the word about (and praying for!) your adoption. You never know who may already know someone who is facing an unplanned pregnancy and thinking adoption!
5. Use the Adoption Tax Credit
A portion of your adoption fees may be a qualifying tax benefit as you file for 2018, if you begin the process before the New Year. The federal adoption tax credit is currently over $13,500 for qualified expenses to adopt a qualifying baby or child.
Make 2019 the Year You Adopt!
Do you have any questions that are standing in the way of achieving your dreams of adopting a baby? Lifetime is here to help provide you with easy-to-use information as you as you start your adoption journey.
If you have a calling on your heart to add a child to your family through adoption, we don’t want any questions to hold you back! Call Lifetime Adoption at 1-800-923-6784 for helpful, practical answers to all of your questions about adopting.
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Founder of Lifetime Adoption, adoptive mom, adoption expert, and Certified Open Adoption Practitioner (C.O.A.P).
Since 1986, adoption expert Mardie Caldwell has been dedicated to bringing couples and birth parents together in order to fulfill their dreams.
“Many years ago, I was also searching for a child to adopt. We didn’t know where or how to get started. Through research, determination, and a prayer, our dream of a family became reality. I started with a plan, a notebook, assistance from a caring adoption consultant and a lot of hard work; this was my family I was building. We had a few heartaches along the way, but the pain of not having children was worse!
Within weeks we had three different birth mothers choose us. We were overwhelmed and delighted. Many unsettling events would take place before our adoption would be finalized, many months later. Little did I know that God was training and aligning me for the adoption work I now do today. It is my goal to share with our families the methods and plans which succeed and do not succeed. I believe adoption should be affordable and can be a wonderful “pregnancy” for the adoptive couple.
I have also been on both sides of infertility with the loss of seven pregnancies and then conceiving by new technology, giving birth to a healthy daughter. I have experienced first-hand the emotional pain of infertility and believe my experience allows me to serve your needs better.
It is my hope that for you, the prospective parents, your desire for a child will be fulfilled soon.”