Adoptive Families Blog

What If She Changes Her Mind About Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 30, 2018

Many adoptive parents who are matched with a birth mother get anxiety about whether their adoption might fail. They wonder, "what if she changes her mind about adoption?"  When a birth mother changes her mind before signing legal paperwork, it's known in the adoption world as a "fall-through."

Lifetime encourages you to remember that this risk in adoption is so worth it. After all, taking the chance is how you’ll be led to your child. At Lifetime, our goal is to see you adopt successfully, not just get matched. In most cases, if adoptive parents face a fall-through we will continue to help them to find a successful match. While failed adoptions are less common at Lifetime, because of the way our program supports each side of the adoption match, it’s good to understand why a birth mother might change her mind, and what happens if she does.

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Topics: birth mother, relationship with birth mother, adoption match, what if a birth mother changes her mind?, fall-through

A Peek Behind the Scenes From Our Director of Adoption Services

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 23, 2017

Lifetime recently celebrated Director of Adoption Services Diane Schafer's 18th year with us! We'd like to take this chance to recognize Diane for her service in building families through adoption. She's helped so many adoptive couples and birth mothers connect through open adoption.

Today, we're sharing an insider's look about how birth mothers pick an adoptive family for their baby! Diane made an appearance in a Facebook Live video for Lifetime, and answered some of the most frequently-asked questions that we get asked about this topic:

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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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What If a Birth Mother Changes Her Mind?

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on July 29, 2016

Dear Mardie,
We’re matched with a birth mother right now, but I’m worried. What if the birth mother changes her mind about adoption and tries to get the baby back?

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Topics: Birth Mothers, relationship with birth mother, what if a birth mother changes her mind?, reclaim, failed adoption