Birth Parents Blog

Tips from Birthmoms to Women Considering Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 27, 2016 10:32:28 AM

We saw a great article from The Huffington Post featuring experiences from real-life birth mothers, offering tips to women who are considering adoption for a child. We love to see validating and positive insights like these about adoption today. After all, every woman who is facing an adoption decision for a newborn or young child will move through a LOT of questions, many thoughts, emotions, more questions, and even a grieving cycle that begins before her adoption plan takes place. We agree with all of these tips, and at Lifetime it’s a priority to us to offer services and resources that can point each woman who is considering adoption in a direction that will allow her to make a decision SHE feels is right for her and her child in the long run.

Here’s how Lifetime can help women with each tip recommended at the Huffpost Parents interview:

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Topics: birth mother, free adoption book, Adoption for my child, Adoption Book, adoption for my baby

Michigan Adoptive Couple Crue and Michelle’s Adoption Video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 24, 2016 12:17:57 PM

Crue and Michelle are excited to experience being first-time parents! This adoptive couple from Michigan are energetic and adventurous, and love activities and travel. They're blessed to have an amazing network of friends and family who are filled with joy to welcome your child into their family! 

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New Smart Phone Shows How Your Baby's Developing

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 20, 2016 10:48:16 AM

Are you curious about how your baby is growing, but it's not time yet for an ultrasound? Here's a new app (for Droids and iPhones) that lets you see week-by-week development: See Baby Pregnancy Guide. It's free, easy to use, and so loaded with info!

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Topics: Pregnancy, pregnancy tips, app on pregnancy, prenatal development, smart phone pregnancy app

Indiana Adoptive Couple Jeremy and Katie’s Adoption Video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 17, 2016 8:34:58 AM

Jeremy and Katie are a pastor and stay-at-home mom hoping to adopt a second child into their multi-cultural family. After years of infertility, they adopted their son in 2013 and are excited to open their hearts and home to another child. Your child will grow up with a Christian foundation and with a home full of structure and fun. Jeremy and Katie look forward to meeting you and hearing about your hopes for your child! 

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The Importance of Writing a Love Letter to Your Child

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 14, 2016 11:27:00 AM

Although the lifelong gifts you choose to give to your child through adoption may be many, one beautiful and cherished gift only you can provide is a love letter, sharing your feelings of love and hope. But how do you write this letter?

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Topics: letter to my birth child, birth child

How to Decide if Adoption is for You: 5 Steps

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 13, 2016 11:17:19 AM

Deciding whether to make an adoption plan for your child can be a difficult choice to make.  You are not alone in this decision, though. Know that Lifetime is here to help and support you as you make your pregnancy choice.  We can give you information on adoption, offer you advice, or just sit and listen to what you need to say.  Everyone needs support when faced with a decision like this, and Lifetime has experience with many women who have gone through similar situations.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Adoption for my child, How Does Adoption Work, unplanned pregnancy options, adoption for my baby

Minnesota Adoptive Couple Michael and Emily’s Adoption Video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 10, 2016 11:31:27 AM

michael_emily-1.jpgMeet Minnesotans Michael and Emily! They'll be first-time parents through adoption, and are so excited! Their marriage is founded in making the most of whatever life throws at them, and their home is happy and fun as a result! They're especially eager to share family traditions with a child.

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Are Dollar Store Pregnancy Tests Accurate?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 7, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Question: I've missed a period and I'm starting to freak out that I'm pregnant! I'm really struggling to make ends meet so I was thinking of just buying a pregnancy test at the dollar store to save money. Do you think that dollar store pregnancy tests are accurate?

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, positive pregnancy test

Honoring You This Birth Mother’s Day

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 6, 2016 11:50:45 AM

Did you know that there’s a holiday especially for birth mothers? Each year, the day before Mother’s Day is recognized as Birth Mother’s Day, honoring women who chose adoption for their child. Understandably, the day can bring up a wide range of emotions.

While we celebrate all moms for Mother's Day, the day before is set aside to honor and remember Birth Mothers. To all of the Birth Mothers: May you find comfort and peace-of-heart this weekend. You are truly PRECIOUS and so loved! From where we stand, we know how many adoptive families count a Birth Mother in their blessings. There are no perfect words to lift up the brave and beautiful women who lovingly choose adoption for a child, but we recognize you today.

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Topics: Birthmother's Day, Birth Mother's Day

Nebraska Adoptive Couple Aron and Trish’s Adoption Video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 3, 2016 9:33:13 AM

Aron and Trish have been married for nine years and are so excited to grow their family even more through adoption! Faith, family, farming, and fun are important to them. They enjoy being active together and also snuggling up to watch a movie together.

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