How Can Coloring Help During Your Adoption Planning?

by | Mar 9, 2018 | Birth Parent Blog

coloring-in-adoption.jpgThis might sound silly, so bear with us. Here at Lifetime, we’ll mail you a cute care package as you’re in the middle of your adoption planning process. Inside the care package will be a journal, because getting your thoughts down on paper when you’re thinking about adoption is so beneficial. Also inside the care package is a coloring book for adults. It has inspirational quotes and gorgeous photos on each page.

Wondering why in the world we’d send you a coloring book? You’re about to make one of the biggest decisions in your life, so having a creative outlet is probably the last thing on your mind right now. But hear us out: coloring in this book can actually do you a lot of good. Keep reading to learn the benefits of coloring as you’re thinking about adoption!

It seems like everyone is talking about the adult coloring book trend, even CNN and CBS News. You might have loved coloring as a child, and now the activity is resurfacing as a trend that adults are coming to love. Coloring in a coloring book comes with tons of therapeutic benefits, like providing an outlet from the daily pressures of adulting.


Other benefits of coloring include a decrease in your stress and anxiety levels. Some have said that when they color, it seems like their brain gets relief by entering a meditative state.  And, focusing on the present helps you become more mindful.

Case in point: a woman that we’ve been talking to about adoption for her child just emailed us this:

“Hey!  I got my coloring book and journal today. I was having a crappy afternoon and walked outside to find a package on my doorstep and almost cried when I opened it, because it just made that much of a difference this evening for me:)

It really made their day. I may even need to ask you for another copy of the coloring book because coloring in it has been so therapeutic. Again thank you so much!”


We’d love to send you a coloring book and journal as well as answer all your questions about adoption
Just call Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784 if you’re interested.

Heidi Keefer

Written by Heidi Keefer

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.

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