Every Friday afternoon, we live-stream a short video on our Facebook page, Lifetime Adoption Center. In this Facebook Live video, we covered a topic that many adoptive parents have asked us about. And that topic is how to share about your adoption process with your family members.
Whether you’re just starting to explore adoption or you’re in the adoption wait, sometimes sharing your plans with your family can be a mixed blessing.
Lifetime Adoption’s Director Heather Featherston and Senior Coordinator of New Family Services Jen Donnelly appeared in the video and provided their adoption knowledge. Today, we’re giving you access to their expertise as well!
Lifetime definitely encourages you to tell people in your life that you’re hoping to adopt, for example sharing your adoption website on Facebook. This is a great way to make a connection to a birth mother!
The flipside of that is that sometimes you start getting a lot of challenging questions and comments. For example, your brother might ask, “why is this taking so long?” or your cousin may say, “I have a friend who adopted in China and it seemed to happen much more quickly!” So the reality is that if you open up to your family, sometimes you’ll be presented with a challenge.
Get Heather and Jen’s great tips on how you can share your plans to adopt a baby! Just click the “play” button below to catch this Facebook Live session!
Have you missed Lifetime going live recently? You can find the replays of our live events in the videos section of our Facebook page, Lifetime Adoption Center.
If you sign up to get alerts when we post on Facebook, you’ll be able to stay in the loop about future Facebook Live Videos. Plus, you’ll then be able to attend LIVE and ask our adoption experts any questions you might have!
Heidi Keefer is a Content Creator for Lifetime Adoption and has 15 years of experience in the field of adoption. An author of thousands of blog posts over the years, Heidi enjoys finding new ways to educate and captivate Lifetime’s ever-growing list of subscribers.
Heidi has a keen eye for misplaced apostrophes, comma splices, and well-turned sentences, which she has put to good use as a contributor to Lifetime’s award-winning blogs. She has written and published hundreds of adoption articles which explore the various facets of domestic infant adoption today.