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Farmers in North Carolina Eager to Grow Their Family Through Adoption!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 21, 2017

Hopeful adoptive couple Kevin and Brien have created a cute video to introduce themselves! They can't wait to introduce your child to the mountains and the beach, where they enjoy vacationing as a family!

Kevin and Brien have been together for 16 years, and are part of a very tight-knit community of family and friends who will shower your child with love. Education is incredibly important to Kevin and Brien, and they'll provide your child with whatever he or she needs to flourish in life. 

Keep on reading to learn more about this hopeful adoptive couple from North Carolina!

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15 Must-Have Maternity Items Under $15

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 20, 2017

Because you need all the things to fit your growing bump, but it’s hard to get off the couch these days! We've put together a list of 15 maternity-wear must-haves that are affordable too:

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Topics: Maternity fashion, maternity clothes

The Top 5 Myths About Choosing Adoption for Your Child

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 17, 2017

Choosing adoption for your child isn't easy. What makes it harder are all the harsh adoption myths shown in the media. It can get easy to forget what the adoption is about: creating a family.

If you're thinking about adoption, we want to share the truth on the top 5 myths about choosing adoption for your child:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Myths, Adoption for my child, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopt out my child, modern adoption

Outdoorsy Couple from Pennsylvania Eager to Adopt Their First Child!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 14, 2017

Hopeful adoptive couple Tom and Sarah have created this cute video to introduce themselves! They're an outdoorsy couple from Pennsylvania, and they can't wait to get to know you. They're ready to welcome your child into the family and to share the everyday joys of life with him or her. Tom is adopted, and their hearts are open to maintaining communication with you through photos, letters, and visits if you are comfortable.

Keep on reading to learn more about this outdoorsy adoptive couple from Pennsylvania!

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How to Create Your Complete Hospital Bag Packing List

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 13, 2017

If you're in your third trimester and planning for labor, you might be wondering what to pack in your hospital bag. As you get closer and closer to your due date, think about having a bag packed and ready. Then, you can just grab and go once labor starts. 

Today, we're giving you hospital bag packing list inspo from Lauren Conrad. PLUS, learn how Lifetime can help you out with some of the needed essentials for your labor bag!

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Topics: Labor preparation, third trimester, labor bag, hospital bag, hospital bag packing list, preparing for labor

Why Would I Consider Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 10, 2017

Question: I just found out I'm pregnant, and I'm freaking out about what I should do. I'm don't think I could go through with abortion, and I don't know how I'd make parenting work. So I'm wondering what are some common reasons that women choose adoption?

Answer: There are tons of reasons women choose adoption instead of parenting or abortion. For whatever reason, right now they're not ready to parent. 

Lifetime has helped birth mothers of all ages, from 11 to 49! Here are a just a few of their reasons for choosing adoption:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Adoption for my child, Adoption help, unplanned pregnancy options, adopt out my baby, why do women choose adoption?

VIDEO: Christian Adoptive Couple With Big Dreams for Their Future Child

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 7, 2017

Hopeful adoptive couple Matt and Kelli have made a cute, short video to introduce themselves! They're so excited to begin this journey of adoption!

Matt and Kelli have strong Christian values and honor the importance of education but also understand the importance of having fun. Their hearts are completely devoted to raising a child in a supportive and loving home and they have big dreams for their future child.   

Keep on reading to learn more about this Christian adoptive couple from Texas!

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Is Choosing Adoption for my Baby a Selfish Decision?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 6, 2017

"I’ve heard from lots of people that adoption is a selfish decision and one that I'll regret for the rest of my life. Is that true?"

Not at all! In fact, choosing adoption is literally the opposite of selfish. Placing her baby with an adoptive family is one of the most courageous things a woman can do.

Depending on her life situation, choosing a family to provide for her baby in a way that she's unable is the best decision a birth mother can make for her child. She's putting the best interests of her child before her own and setting her needs to the side. Adoption doesn't mean abandoning her child – it means truly being a mother. It's a brave, strong, selfless, loving, and responsible decision to make when your baby needs it most.

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Topics: is adoption selfish, unplanned pregnancy options, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, unplanned pregnancy choices

"I'm choosing adoption but my aunt wants to raise my baby. Help!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 3, 2017

Question: "I'm about 99% sure adoption is going to be the best for my baby. My aunt keeps telling me that she'll help me raise my baby, but I know I can't count on her help for long. What can I do?! I love her, and I don't want to hurt her feelings."

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Topics: Open Adoption, Parenting, Adoption help, adoption or parenting, adopt out my baby, modern adoption

Organic Farmers in Alabama Excited to Be First-Time Parents!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 30, 2017

Hopeful adoptive couple Matt and Tori have created this cute video to introduce themselves! They're an outdoorsy, fun couple from Alabama who can't wait to welcome a child of any race and up to 3 years old into their family.

They have a stable home environment and they're ready to provide your child with all the love and support he or she could need to pursue his or her passions in life. 

Keep on reading to learn more about this outdoorsy adoptive couple from Alabama!

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