Adoptive Families Blog

What You Need to Know About Talking to a Birth Mother

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 18, 2017

It’s both thrilling and nerve-wracking to get ready for your first phone call with a birth mother! Many adoptive couples have shared with us that they were very nervous when they talked to their birth mother for the first time. 

Today, Lifetime is sharing 7 pieces of advice when meeting a birth mother on the phone for the first time!

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Topics: Talking to Birthmothers, relationship with birth mother, adoption match, Birth Mothers, birth mom

Curious About Birth Mothers? Get a Glimpse Into Their World!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 9, 2017

Have you been wondering about what women considering adoption are like? You're able to get answers to the most commonly-asked questions about birth mothers at a Facebook Live Video on our page, Lifetime Adoption Center!

Lifetime Adoption's Director Heather Featherston and long-time Lifetime staff member Diane Schafer (Director of Adoption Services) appeared in this episode and shared their adoption expertise on birth mothers, while answering the audience's questions. Today, we're giving you access to their expertise as well!

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Topics: Facebook LIVE, Lifetime Adoption Facebook LIVE, birth mothers seeking families, birth parents seeking adoptive families, first call with a birth mother, phone call with birth mother, Birth Mothers, birth mom, what if a birth mother changes her mind?, Pregnant and considering Adoption

7 Things You Can Do To Help Your Child’s Birth Mom after Placement

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 6, 2016

Post-placement, it’s important to keep the lines of communication open with your child’s birth mom. Giving up your baby for adoption comes with an overwhelming amount of emotions. If she needs to talk, talk to her! Remember to honor the commitment you made to your child’s birth mom about an open adoption. Join us in this post as we share 7 things you can do to help her after placement:

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Topics: birth mother, Open Adoption, birth mom, relationship with birth mother