Birth Parents Blog

A Modern Way of Giving a Baby Up for Adoption: Creating an Adoption Plan

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 10, 2015 11:05:00 AM

Adoption today offers a woman many choices when it comes to creating an adoption plan, which is why we don’t use the term “giving a baby up for adoption” anymore. Any woman having to decide what to do about an unplanned pregnancy needs to know that there are always options.

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Topics: Adoption, giving a baby up for adoption

How to Know If an Open Adoption is Right for You

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 7, 2015 10:58:00 AM

Being pregnant and scared can feel like a huge weight on your shoulders. Maybe you wonder if it’s the right time in your life, and aren’t sure if being a parent is the right choice for you, or your child. It might make sense to think about an open adoption.

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Topics: Adoption, Open Adoption

Amazing Resources for Unplanned Pregnancy Help

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 6, 2015 10:51:00 AM

An unplanned pregnancy can make it feel like you are all alone, working through this tough time in life all by yourself. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. About 6.7 million women all over the US get pregnant each year, and about half of those pregnancies were unplanned.

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Topics: Adoption, umplanned pregnancy help

4 Pregnancy Counseling tips

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 3, 2015 10:23:00 AM

Finding someone to talk to about your pregnancy fears is a great first step to figuring out what to do next. You might be confused about what your options are, scared about the future, and unsure of who to talk to for honest and friendly advice.

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Topics: Pregnant and considering Adoption, pregnancy counseling

6 Tips for Saving Money on Maternity Clothes

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 28, 2015 8:19:00 AM

Here are 6 tips to look great during your pregnancy and still have cash to spare:

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Topics: Maternity fashion, 6 tips, Look great during pregnancy

Month 5 of Your Pregnancy: The Real Deal

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 27, 2015 8:07:00 AM

You will notice at the doctor’s this month that you are being checked for the same things most every visit: weight, blood pressure, urine, size of uterus, and more. These are to monitor how your body is handling your pregnancy. Your baby, while still small, is beginning to make a more notable presence. In fact, you may feel movement before the month is over. You are likely getting ready for maternity clothes that offer a little more room for you and your growing baby.

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Topics: Pregnancy, Pregnant and Scared, Month 5 of Your Pregnancy

Adoptive Couple's Video: Paul and Britney

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 24, 2015 1:05:00 PM


Paul and Britney are a young, energetic couple who love to laugh, spend time with family, and travel. They love spending time at the lakes in Minnesota and traveling to the ocean! They can’t wait to share Jesus’ love with their children and give them a good foundation so they know they can do great things! In 2014 Paul and Britney welcomed a foster son (Titus) into their home. It is their intention to adopt him should that be an option in the future.

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Topics: Adoptive couple's video

4 Things You Absolutely Must Know If You’re Pregnant and Considering Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 21, 2015 2:49:00 PM

1. Choosing adoption isn’t selfish

On the contrary, sometimes the least selfish option, and the one that ensures the best chance of your child having a healthy, balanced childhood is adoption. Not everyone who finds themselves unexpectedly pregnant is in a great position to have that child. Considering adoption as a way to find a great home and a loving family for your unborn child is often times the most generous gift you can give, especially if the alternative is a life full of stress for you and the baby.

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Topics: Pregnant and considering Adoption

Thinking About Putting a Baby up for Adoption? Here Are 6 Reasons to Consider Making an Adoption Plan

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 20, 2015 9:25:00 AM

Finding out you are pregnant can be wonderful...unless it isn’t. Maybe you feel like you’re too young, are right in the middle of your college career, or have kids already and just can’t handle the added stress of another mouth to feed and care for. Whatever is stressing you out about pregnancy or raising a child, there are several really good reasons to consider making an adoption plan.

Not familiar with the term adoption plan? Making an adoption plan is how most people refer to the process of putting a baby up for adoption these days. It isn’t a simple ‘giving away’ of a child, but rather a well thought out plan of action for making sure you and baby both have the best chance at a happy life. If any of these 6 problems are making it hard for you to imagine taking on the added responsibility of a child, you may want to consider an adoption plan.  

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Topics: Putting a baby up for adoption

Adoptive Couple Dusty and Jill’s Adoption Video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 17, 2015 11:17:00 AM

Dusty and Jill are extremely excited that they have been uniquely blessed to be able to begin their family with the miracle of adoption. They enjoy spending time together doing many things. Some days they stay home watching old movies or lounging in the backyard. Other days they may find themselves on a hot, fast road trip checking out landmarks, dining at new restaurants, or taking in a ballgame. Dusty and Jill both appreciate good music and are always singing along to the radio anywhere from country, alternative, Christian, even hip-hop. Their pet, Tanner also holds a special place in their lives. He is a high energy puppy who delights in tennis balls, large piles of leaves, and chasing squirrels. Many afternoons are spent in the backyard with him. While Jill loves to sing, sew, and read; Dusty is more partial to X-box, ESPN, and movie time. You can learn more about Dusty and Jill through watching their adoption video:

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Topics: Adoptive couple