Birth Parents Blog

Unplanned Pregnancy Options When It’s Not Your First Child

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 18, 2015 7:00:00 AM

No matter what you feel when you find out you are pregnant, you always have choices. Even if you have other children in the house already, there are many unplanned pregnancy options for when your baby is a second or third child.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy options

How to Tell Your Family About an Unplanned Pregnancy

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 17, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Telling your family about an unplanned pregnancy can be a really awkward conversation to have. Just the surprise alone can be enough to make parents say and do things in the heat of the moment that they probably don’t mean.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy

Open Adoption: Maria’s Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 14, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Here is an excerpt from Mardie Caldwell’s book, “So I Was Thinking About Adoption” about open adoption.

I remember my 17 year-old daughter, Alexis sitting down to tell me she was pregnant. She was 11 weeks along and was sure Juan, her boyfriend, would marry her. I promised to keep an open mind even though I was upset.

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Topics: Adoption, Open Adoption

Adoptive Couple’s Video: Brian & Amy

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 11, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Hello from North Carolina! Brian & Amy are humbled and honored to be on this journey with you and look forward to becoming first-time parents through the blessing of adoption! They will provide a God-centered, loving, safe, nurturing, fun, and educational home for your child. Family vacations, cooking, play dates, sports, and learning activities are just a few of the experiences they look forward to sharing.

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Topics: Adoptive couple's video

Washington Adoptive Couple Matt & Jen

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 10, 2015 7:00:00 AM

 

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Matt & Jen met almost 10 years ago while still in college, and have been married for 5 years. They have always known they were meant to be parents, and considered adoption from the beginning. They are a happy, easy going couple and enjoy spending time together and making each other laugh. They love hanging out with friends, vacationing with family (and every once in a while, just the 2 of them!), and just relaxing at home.

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Topics: Adoptive couple, adoption website

Pregnancy Questions: When Should I Stop Driving?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 7, 2015 7:00:00 AM

The question “when should I stop driving” comes up commonly for birth mothers. If you are able to fit in the driver’s seat then you are still able to drive, as long as you don’t have any dizzy spells and the doctor has not requested you stop driving.

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Topics: Pregnancy, Birth Mothers

Adoptive Couple’s Video: Chris and Renee

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

Chris and Renee are fun-loving and adventurous. They are excited to be expanding their family through adoption once again! They are avid kayakers, have a passion for travel and enjoying new things. They have traveled from New England to California. They look forward to sharing their love for many fun activities with their children.

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What Kind of Parent Would I Be?

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

Mardie Caldwell, author of So I Was Thinking About Adoption, writes to birthmothers of all different walks of life. Here is an excerpt from her book.

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Topics: Pregnancy choices, Pregnant and considering Adoption

Missouri Adoptive Couple John and Loraine’s Adoption Site

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 31, 2015 7:00:00 AM

John and Loraine is a young Christian couple who has been married for almost 5 years and has been blessed to adopt their son Virgil. John has a stable job with a company that sells building products, and Loraine is a stay-at-home mom. They are looking forward to adopting their second child and filling their home with more love and laughter!

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Topics: Adoptive couple, christian couple, Considering adoption

A Modern Way of Giving a Baby Up for Adoption: Creating an Adoption Plan

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 10, 2015 11:05:00 AM

Adoption today offers a woman many choices when it comes to creating an adoption plan, which is why we don’t use the term “giving a baby up for adoption” anymore. Any woman having to decide what to do about an unplanned pregnancy needs to know that there are always options.

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Topics: Adoption, giving a baby up for adoption