Birth Parents Blog

She’s Pregnant…Quick Tips for the Guys

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 18, 2017

So, your girlfriend, wife or ex just told you that she’s pregnant. Your first thoughts might be shock, fear, and frustration…that’s totally normal. But too often the guy in these situations is stereotyped as someone who denies they’re the dad, or just leaves town. That stereotype is only true if you don’t step up to the plate and play an active role in learning about the choices you have in this situation. Today we’re sharing how you can do just that.

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Adventurous Adoptive Couple from the South on Video!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 15, 2017

JT and Beth are an adventurous Christian couple from North Carolina who created a cute video to introduce themselves! JT is a software engineer and Beth's a stay-at-home mom. They enjoy exploring new places, playing games, and hanging out with their daughter, friends, family, and dogs. JT and Beth can't wait for double the fun by inviting another child into their family!

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Topics: Adoptive couple video, Adoptive couple's video, adoption video,, adoptive family video, adoptive couple from the South, Southern adoptive family

Confessions of a Single Mom: Parenting Seems Impossible!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 14, 2017

"When I had my son at 20, I was so determined to make it work out. But, I didn't have a college education, so I wasn't able to get hired at a high-paying job. Single parenting seems impossible (my son's dad disappeared when he heard I was pregnant). For the last two years, I've been working overtime at two jobs. I only see my son in the morning when I rush him to daycare and at night when I put him to bed. So, I've started thinking about adoption..."

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Topics: Adoption for my child, older child adoption, adoption or parenting, adopt out my child, single parenting

"I Chose Adoption Because My Daughter is the Most Important Thing in the World to Me"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 11, 2017

Emily's Story

"After I saw that tiny "plus" sign on the pregnancy test, I was so clueless what I'd do. I was panicking. My boyfriend said he'd pay to "get it taken care of"...meaning have an abortion. My sister Ashley said, "If it were me, I'd give my baby up for adoption." Like she could imagine what I was going through!

I was super scared, and I thought my only choice was to keep my daughter and make it work. My mom told me that she had me when she was just 18, and I turned out just fine. So, I kept thinking that if she could do it, I could too. I really never even considered an abortion.

I did think about adoption, but I felt like I would be giving up if I just gave my baby away. I was always feeling like a failure but thought if I tried hard enough I could be a good mom.

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Topics: Open Adoption, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, birth mother stories

"We're Ready and Excited To Become First-Time Parents To a Boy or Girl Of Any Race!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 8, 2017

Hopeful adoptive couple Clayton and Sarah from Indiana say, "we're ready and excited to become first-time parents to a boy or girl of any race!" These college sweethearts can't wait to share their hearts, home, and love for cooking and travel with their first child. Clayton and Sarah live in a cozy house on a quiet street just minutes outside of a big city.

They've made a cute video to introduce themselves and share more about what they have to offer your child.

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Topics: Adoptive couple video, Adoptive couple's video, adoption video,, adoptive family video, adoptive couple from Indiana, adoptive couple from the Midwest, Indiana adoptive couple

"The Adoptive Mom Liked Instagram Too!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 7, 2017

As you look at adoptive family profiles, you might be seeking a couple on the West Coast, one that has a stay-at-home mom, or a couple who follows your religion.

In modern adoption, women have lots of choices, including a huge variety of adoptive couples to pick from, and the ability to get really selective in who they pick. For some women looking at adoption profiles, they feel that something just "clicks" with one adoptive couple because they have a similar hobby or interest.

They've told us that they felt an instant connection to an adoptive couple right away, because they have the same interests or hobbies. An example is Hayley, 22, who made an adoption plan for her baby boy last year. She says:

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Topics: Adoption parent profiles, Adoption for my child, adoptive parents, adoption for my baby, choosing an adoptive couple, choosing an adoptive family

What Happens When People in College Get Pregnant?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 4, 2017

Picture waking up to go to your morning classes after being awake most of the night with a crying baby. When you’re done with your classes, you go to your job for 8 hours. Once you’re done with work, you pick up your baby from childcare. Then, you return home and start the process all over again. In this situation, you’re not really raising your child; the daycare provider is doing most of the nurturing and caring for your child. Even though this daily routine is necessary, it’s not the best way for a child to start out.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy options, missed period, positive pregnancy test, modern adoption, pregnant in college, I think I'm pregnant

Are Luke and Christy the Perfect Adoptive Parents for Your Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 1, 2017

Luke and Christy are an active, fun-loving, and devoted Christian family who are excited to expand their family a second time through the gift of open adoption! They're looking forward to sharing with your baby their love for Jesus, family traditions, bedtime stories, yummy home cooked meals, family vacations, park adventures, and a large, loving extended family.

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Topics: Adoptive couple video, Adoptive couple's video, adoption video,, adoptive family video, Kentucky adoptive couple

How to Decide if Single Parenting is Right for You

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 30, 2017

Being a single mom is more than just a job. It’s a major life situation that will decide what you do for many years. As you raise your child alone, your strength, patience, and sanity will definitely be tried. Deciding to become a single parent is not a decision that you should take lightly. Should you make single parenting your choice, your life will be forever changed. Before you become a single mom, here are some things to think about…

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Topics: Open Adoption, parenting or adoption,, modern adoption, single parenting

Get the Inside Scoop on Modern Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 27, 2017

Modern adoption is different from how adoption was done decades ago. With an open, modern adoption, you're in the driver's seat. You have the power to pick your baby's adoptive parents, how much contact you'd like to have with them in the future, and how things go in the hospital. Many people out there say "open adoption" when they're talking about modern adoption

Today, Lifetime is giving you the inside scoop on what modern adoption is like! We're sharing what a few women who made a modern adoption plan have to say about it! We've removed everyone's names, for privacy reasons.

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Topics: Open Adoption, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopt out my child, what is open adoption like?, what is adoption like?, modern adoption