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Pregnancy Options: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 4, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Sometimes pregnancy happens when you least expect it. When an unexpected pregnancy occurs, you may be feeling a flood of different emotions, and feel unsure of what to do. While you are considering your pregnancy options, it can help to write down your thoughts and feelings in order to see your options more clearly. Here are four very important questions to ask yourself when you find out you are pregnant.

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Topics: pregnancy options

Is Open Adoption Really Legal?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 3, 2015 7:00:00 AM

You have many adoption options available to you, from the adoption professionals that you use, to the type of adoption that works best for your situation. If you are considering open adoption, you can rest assured: open adoption is safe and legal.

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What Contact Can I Have After Giving a Child up for Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 30, 2015 7:00:00 AM

When you are considering your adoption options, you may be wondering what sort of contact you can have after your child is adopted. The amount of contact that you have after giving a child up for adoption depends on the type of adoption that you decide on.

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Topics: Giving a Child up for Adoption

Choosing Families For Your Adoption Options

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 27, 2015 7:00:00 AM

You have a lot of adoption options available to you, including choosing the right family for your child. There are families waiting to adopt at Lifetime from a variety of different places, races, sizes, and types. While each of these families are uniquely different, what they have in common is a strong desire to provide a stable and secure home to a child.

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Why You Should Consider Adoption as one of Your Unplanned Pregnancy Options

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 26, 2015 7:00:00 AM

No one likes feeling like they are trapped. And finding out you are pregnant when you didn’t plan on it can be one of the scariest feelings in the world. Wondering what your future will look like now that you have these big choices to make can be frightening.

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How an Unwanted Pregnancy Might Change Your Life

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 23, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Have you ever wondered how having a child might change your life? It can be pretty crazy how much things really do change when you have a baby. And it can be extra crazy if your pregnancy wasn’t planned and not everyone was prepared for this huge change.

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Best Books and Resources If You Are Pregnant and Considering Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 20, 2015 7:00:00 AM

As the late great Francis Bacon once said, “Knowledge is power.” This is especially true when you are pregnant and considering adoption for your child. At a time in your life when fear and uncertainty might be the main feelings you are experiencing, the best way to make yourself feel better is to get all the facts.

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Topics: Pregnant and considering Adoption

Am I Selfish to Ask Someone to Adopt My Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 19, 2015 7:00:00 AM

People will tell you all kinds of crazy things when you are pregnant. Especially if they have their own agenda and might want you to raise your baby, even if you aren’t ready. One thing that you may have heard is that it’s selfish to ask someone else to “adopt my baby.” This is just one of the many myths about adoption.

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Where to Turn When You’re Pregnant and Considering Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 16, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Have you been thinking about adoption? You probably don’t have an adoption expert in your family or an adoption agency down the street who can answer all your burning questions. And the internet is a great resource, but it’s so full of information, it can be hard to know what’s good advice, and whether it even applies to you.

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Topics: Pregnant and considering Adoption

The Best Ways to Deal With Negativity When Giving Baby up for Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 13, 2015 7:00:00 AM

You have a right to make whatever choice you want for you and your baby. And while those choices may affect others around you, it’s not up to them. If you have decided that an unwanted pregnancy isn’t good for you or your child at this point in your life, you may be considering giving baby up for adoption.

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Topics: Giving Baby up for Adoption