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Our FREE App Helps You Learn if Adoption is Right for You!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 22, 2017

Did you know Lifetime offers a FREE app for women to learn more about open adoption and the families waiting to adopt? Just today a woman considering adoption commented on our app, "This is so cool!" Get your free download here:

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"I Don't Think You'll Be Able to Adopt Out Your Baby!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 19, 2017

There’s just something about seeing a pregnant belly that makes people dish out their opinions and advice. All of a sudden, people want to tell you their pregnancy story and their friends’ pregnancy stories. And then they ask questions like "Is it a boy or a girl?" "When are you due?" and "Do you have names chosen?"

Whether or not you choose to share about your adoption plans is completely up to you. "I wanted to be honest with some people, so I told them about my adoption plans. It felt like a lie to pretend that I was bringing this baby home. People's responses ranged from surprise to disappointment," says a birth mother who made an adoption plan with Lifetime. "My aunt even said, 'I know you, I don't think you'll be able to adopt out your baby!'" How do you respond to a comment like that?

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VIDEO: Lively New Jersey Couple Can’t Wait to Adopt Their First Child!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 16, 2017

Hopeful adoptive couple Justino and Gina have made a cute video to introduce themselves! They're a lively couple from New Jersey who dream about growing their family.

Justino and Gina look forward to experiencing Disneyland vacations and family get-togethers during the holidays with a son or daughter. They promise to keep you connected with your child through photos, letters, and visits if you'd like.  

Keep on reading to learn more about this active adoptive couple from New Jersey!

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Can My Baby's Father Be Involved in the Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 15, 2017

Question: "I'm 19 years old, and 15 weeks pregnant. My boyfriend and I have a great relationship, but just aren't ready to get married and have a family now, so we decided on adoption. He'd like to help me pick the couple who adopts our baby. Is that OK?"

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Topics: Baby's father, father of my baby, birth father, birth father rights

Is It Ever Too Late To Choose Adoption for My Child?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 12, 2017

Women have reached out to Lifetime when their children are two years old or two days old. Know that it’s never too late to choose adoption for your child! You're in control of your adoption plan, and that includes deciding when you're ready to start the process. Keep reading to learn more...

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VIDEO: Young Active Couple from Ohio Excited to Become First-Time Parents!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 9, 2017

Hopeful adoptive couple Josiah and Cassidy have made a cute video to introduce themselves! They're an active, fun couple from Ohio ready to share laughter, unconditional love, and everyday life with a child! They're open to any race and a child up to 2 years old. Josiah and Cassidy can't wait to introduce a little one to their amazing extended family and to get to know you and your hopes for this child! 

Keep on reading to learn more about this young adoptive couple from Ohio!

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"At 19, I chose to adopt out my baby. Here's why..."

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 5, 2017

"I wanted to write a special note to all the women out there thinking about adoption, just from me. When I was 19, I chose to adopt out my baby boy. Here's my story...

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Topics: adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, I could never do adoption, choosing adoption for my baby, I could never give my baby away for adoption!

VIDEO: Midwestern Couple Ready to Grow Their Family!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 2, 2017

Hopeful adoptive couple Ryan and Allie have made a cute video to introduce themselves! They're a happily married Minnesota couple ready to grow their family through adoption!

They're excited to raise children with faith, music, laughter, fun, education, and love. Their faith in Jesus Christ is very important to Ryan and Allie, and they look forward to raising their children with the same faith and morals.

Keep scrolling to learn more about this Minnesota adoptive couple!

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Preparing for YOUR Labor Day? Get Our Tips!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 1, 2017

Getting ready for your baby’s delivery can be a nervous and anxious time. It can help to prepare a little ahead of time so that you have less to think about when your contractions start, or when your doctor wants you to start the labor process.

Maybe you’ve been thinking about adoption but haven’t decided yet if it’s right for you.  It’s never too late to choose adoption. You’re able to call us from the hospital and get started with an adoption plan right then. Whenever you’re ready to move forward with adoption, you can get started by visiting LifetimeAdoption.com, sending us an email, or giving us a call at 1-800-923-6784.

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Topics: Labor preparation, How to Have an Easier Labor, labor bag

Worried if Adoption is Right for You? 7 Questions to Ask

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 29, 2017

If you’re thinking about adoption for your child, we know you've got questions. How do you know if it's the right choice? How will you explain your decision to people? What will you child grow up thinking about you? All of these "what-if" questions spinning in your head probably have you feeling stressed and worried.

Today, Lifetime is giving you 7 important questions that are asked by women considering adoption. Find these questions below, as well as their answers!

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Topics: is adoption selfish, is adoption right for me