Adoptive Families Blog

Is There Such a Thing as a "Typical Birth Mother"?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 12, 2018

Many hopeful adoptive parents wonder what birth mothers are like. They worry about speaking with a birth mother on the phone because they don't know what to expect. How old are most birth mothers? Why are they choosing adoption? Are they married or single? What's their background like? Is there such a thing as a "typical birth mother?" Join Lifetime as we share the answers to these commonly-asked questions, and more! 

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Myths, Birth Mothers, relationship with birth mother, talking to birth mothers, phone call with birth mother

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

Facebook LIVE Video—Adoption Grants and Birth Mom Questions Answered

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 3, 2017

We recently streamed a Facebook Live Video on our page, Lifetime Adoption Center, and covered questions from our fans.

Lifetime Adoption's Director Heather Featherston and Adoptive Family Team Lead Patty Boyte appeared in the video and provided their adoption expertise in answering the audience's adoption questions. Today, we're giving you access to their expertise as well!

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Topics: Adoption Grants, birth mothers seeking families, birth parents seeking adoptive families, adoption loan, adoption loans, first call with a birth mother, phone call with birth mother, Lifetime Adoption Facebook LIVE, Facebook LIVE

How to Enhance Your First Call With a Birth Mother

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 6, 2017

You’ve got a birth mother who wants to speak with you. This is a really exciting time! So how do you prepare for this important phone call? Today, Lifetime Adoption shares tips on how you can enhance this first call with a birth mother.

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Topics: Talking to Birthmothers, adoption match, talking to birth mothers, first call with a birth mother, phone call with birth mother