“How do I know the adoptive couple are good people?”

by | Sep 26, 2017 | Birth Parent Blog

how do I know the adoptive couple are good people?Question: “I’m 32 weeks along, and I just started looking at the adoptive families on your site. I like what they say about their parenting plans, and they all look friendly. But, how do I know the adoptive couple I pick are good people? How do I know that my baby will be going into a good home?”

Answer: Every adoptive family who’s with Lifetime Adoption has to go through in-depth screening and background checks. They’re required to have a social worker visit their home, who checks it out to make sure it’s a safe place to raise a child. This social worker also interviews the hopeful adoptive couple to make sure they’re fit to be parents.

This is how we know that each adoptive couple is stable, financially secure and in a solid marriage. They’ve not only passed criminal background checks, but also have proven their income through tax records and payroll stubs, and have been deemed healthy by doctor physicals.

Lifetime makes sure that each adoptive couple in our program in pre-screened, so that you can rest assured that your baby is going into a safe and loving home. The adoptive couples you see on our site are screened, questioned, and then approved to adopt. They also receive adoption education and understand your need for future communication in an open adoption.


Do you have questions about making an adoption plan for your baby? Lifetime is available 24/7, just text or call us at

You can get started with your custom adoption plan today by requesting our FREE Adoption Planning Kit!

Heather Featherston

Written by Heather Featherston

As Vice President of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.

Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.

As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.

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