Birth Parents Blog

Meet Adoptive Couple Antonio and Tina

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Aug 4, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Antonio and Tina are an energetic couple who love God, their family and friends. They believe in the value of education and promise to love your child unconditionally.  

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Topics: Adoptive family, Adoptive couple

Is Closed Adoption Possible?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Aug 1, 2015 12:04:00 PM

While open adoption is becoming more understood and desired among birth parents and adoptive families, time to time we still are asked by birth mothers, “Can I have a closed adoption?”

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Topics: adoption decision, adopt my baby, closed adoption

Missouri Adoptive Couple Lance and Ashley’s Adoption Video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 31, 2015 7:30:00 PM

Lance and Ashley have been married for 12 years and are excited to become first-time parents after experiencing infertility issues. They enjoy running, cooking/baking, playing with their two dogs, and spending time with friends and family.

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Topics: Adoptive parent video, Adoptive family

Is Lunch Meat Safe During Pregnancy?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 28, 2015 8:00:00 PM

Hot dogs and cold cuts (and soft cheeses), can contain the bacteria "listeria."  Cooking will kill it, but ready-to-eat foods can become contaminated after cooking and before packaging.

Even though listeria is everywhere, non-pregnant healthy adults aren't effected by it. Pregnant women are about 20 times more likely to become sick from it-some say it's because you have a weakened immune system right now.  If you cook your hot dogs and lunch meats completely, it'll destroy this listeria. And, it's smart to stay away from foods that may carry listeria. Here's a quick list of risky foods:

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Topics: pregnancy nutrition

Adoptive Couple Dennis and Amanda from Louisiana

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 25, 2015 11:51:00 AM

Dennis and Amanda are a family of 4 excited to add another child! They love the outdoors and have a passion for cooking. They also like to explore new restaurants, visit the beach, take trips to the zoo, shopping, fishing, boating, and swimming.

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Topics: Adoptive family

Week 5 of Pregnancy – What to Expect

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 24, 2015 2:37:00 PM

At five weeks along, you’re just starting your second month of pregnancy. By now, the levels of the pregnancy hormone are high enough in your body that you can confirm your pregnancy with a pregnancy test if you’re not sure.

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Topics: Pregnancy

Deciding if Your Boyfriend Will be a Good Dad

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 21, 2015 12:48:00 PM

Q: “I need some major advice on whether or not to put my unborn baby boy up for adoption.. i had just found out today that its a boy, but im scared i cant raise this baby alone and im scared that my boyfriend and i arent going to last. Ever since he found out i was pregnant hes treated me terribly and when we fight he claims that the baby will automatically go to him. He says he’s excited for the baby to be born, but after our constant fighting im not sure i want to raise a baby with him. Please help, what should i do?”

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Topics: Baby's father

Thank You for your Adoption Support

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 18, 2015 8:00:00 PM

Here's a sweet email that one of Lifetime's Adoption Coordinators received:

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Topics: Adoption choices, adoption plan

10 Tips for Pregnancy Insomnia

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 17, 2015 1:00:00 PM

(#4 will really help!)

Is your growing belly making it difficult for you to get a good night’s sleep? Or even fall asleep in the first place? One pregnant woman shared, “I never had issues sleeping before I got pregnant. Now I can’t seem to relax at night.” Sleep issues are common during pregnancy. They happen as a result of lots of things: bathroom trips in the middle of the night, cramped legs, heartburn, carrying the extra pounds on your belly, and feeling over-heated.

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Topics: Pregnancy, pregnancy help

Open Adoption App – Version 2.2!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 14, 2015 12:28:00 PM

Lifetime Adoption has just released a new version of our smart phone app, Open Adoption! This app is free to download, and allows you to learn more about whether adoption is the right choice for your unplanned pregnancy. Inside the Open Adoption app, you can view waiting adoptive families, learn about how open adoption works, download a free short book about adoption, and more!

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