Birth Parents Blog

Adoptive Couple Al and Cheryl from Washington

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 26, 2016 9:15:45 AM

Al and Cheryl are excited to build their family through adoption! They're open to adopting a child of any race or gender and look forward to becoming parents together. Cheryl is a birth mother herself and really appreciates keeping in contact throughout the years. They'd like to have an open adoption with you, if you're comfortable.

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Topics: Adoption profile, Adoptive family, adoptive couple in Washington, Washington adoptive family

I Had a Baby at 15 – Here’s My Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 21, 2016 2:18:44 PM

What’s it like to be 15 and pregnant, and then become a mom? Check out Nicole’s story and where she is now:

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Topics: teenage moms, teen pregnancy, pregnant, teenage pregnancy

Could I Be in Labor?: 5 Signs to Watch For

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 15, 2016 4:07:00 PM

If you’re in the third trimester of pregnancy, you might be wondering how you’ll know when you’re really in labor. Even women who've had other children can't always determine when labor is starting. It’s because lots of the early signs of labor are uncertain and easy to mistake for something else. So, before you pack up for the hospital, check to see if you have these common signs that you are in labor:

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Topics: Labor preparation, pregnancy tips, third trimester

"Can I Do Adoption if My Baby Has a Medical Issue?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 12, 2016 11:54:17 AM

"We were actually happy when we found out about my pregnancy. But at my last ultrasound I got some unexpected news. Our baby's going to have a heart condition that the doctors say could need a few surgeries in his early years, but I'm not sure our relationship can take the stress, and we don't have very good insurance to cover the costs.

I’m not sure what to do, but we are really worried and now we’re not sure we can do this. We’ve even been fighting more often and I’m not sure our relationship can make it through this. It’s uncertain what will happen, and we won’t know more information until later in my pregnancy, but if we can’t handle our baby’s needs are there parents who could? Is an adoption possible for us?”

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Topics: Newborn Adoption, Adoption options, Special Needs Adoptions, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby

Help! I’m Pregnant and Have No Clue How to Tell My Parents

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 8, 2016 12:29:08 PM

If you live with your parents and have just found out you're pregnant, you're likely freaking out right now. Maybe you're still in high school, or maybe you've moved back in with your parents after college.

No matter your living situation, breaking the news to them that you have an unplanned pregnancy may be hard. Unsure how to tell your parents you are pregnant? We've created helpful tips to help you!

So we've made a quick list of 3 steps to follow to tell them:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Pregnancy choices, unplanned pregnancy options, tell my parents i'm pregnant

Can I Do Adoption if I've Been Using Drugs?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 5, 2016 1:24:00 PM

Question: “I know it’s bad, but I have used drugs during my pregnancy. My doctor sort of scared me and now I’m worried that even adoption isn’t an option for me. Would anyone want to adopt my baby, even though I’ve been using drugs while pregnant?”

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Drugs, prenatal drug exposure, drug-exposed baby

California Adoptive Couple Matthew and Chelsea’s Adoption Video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 2, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Matthew and Chelsea are a young, loving, devoted Christian family from Southern California. They enjoy quality time together, trying new things, spending time with family and friends and going on as many life adventures as they can. From backyard BBQ's to visiting the Zoo, trips to Disneyland or the beach they love living each day to its fullest extent. They're excited to grow their family through adoption and look forward to providing these life experiences with a child!

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Topics: Adoptive couple video, adoption video,, adoptive family video, California adoptive family, California adoptive couple

Creative Outlets Help Birth Mothers

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 1, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Many women who are thinking about whether adoption is right for them find it's helpful to journal. They've shared that journaling helps them sort through their feelings about adoption. Another way to process your adoption decision is through creative activities, such as drawing or coloring.

Lifetime Adoption has inspirational coloring books available for your use! 

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Topics: Adoption for my child, Adoption journey, adoption decision, adoption for my baby

Answers to the Top Questions Women Ask About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 28, 2016 11:25:35 AM

You probably have tons of questions as you think about making an adoption plan for your baby or child, such as “how could someone give their baby away?”, “what’s open adoption?” and “will I ever see my child again?”

Every woman who has chosen adoption started with questions. To help answer these, Lifetime has created a short eBook that you can download. It answers the top 24 questions women have about adoption.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Adoption for my child, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopt out my child

Texas Adoptive Couple Bradley and Kimberly’s Adoption Video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 25, 2016 5:00:00 PM

Hello from Texas! Bradley and Kimberly cannot wait to meet you! They have wide open arms and a secure, fun loving marriage. Kimberly cherishes being a stay-at-home mom and Bradley is an involved dad. They love the idea of being a family of five and know from their own experience that siblings are a blessing!

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Topics: Adoptive parent video, Adoptive couple video, adoption video,, Texas adoptive couple