Birth Parents Blog

Pregnancy Q&A: Can I Take Allergy Medication While I'm Pregnant?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 30, 2017

Question: I’m nine weeks along, and my allergies have really bugging me. I usually take Zyrtec for it, but my mom says that I shouldn’t have it at all now, and that it could hurt my baby. Can I take allergy medication while I’m pregnant?  Help!

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Topics: Healthy pregnancy, Can I take allergy medication while I’m pregnant?, antihistamines during pregnancy, allergy medication pregnant, safe allergy medication during pregnancy

Are Corey and Katie the Perfect Adoptive Parents for Your Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 27, 2017

Hopeful adoptive couple Corey and Katie are active people who love going on hikes, bike riding, and boating. They've always had a heart for adoption, and are humbled to be able to follow through on God's calling towards adopting. They would love to adopt a baby of any race, and look forward to sharing their fullness of life with your child!

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6 Things Birth Mothers Love About Open Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 26, 2017

One of Lifetime's goals is to educate women who are considering adoption. We feel it's necessary that you're aware of all the choices and rights with modern open adoption.

And, we let you know that you're totally not alone as you think about making an adoption plan; many women have been where you are right now. So today, Lifetime is sharing what 6 women have said about adoption, and why they love open adoption. 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?

"What Does It Cost to Place My Baby Up for Adoption?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 23, 2017

Question: "So, I'm 22 and just found out I'm pregnant. My boyfriend up and left once he found out. I'm pretty sure what I need to do is adopt out my baby. Money is really tight right now, so I know I wouldn't be able to afford a baby. Can you tell me what it costs to place my baby up for adoption?"

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Topics: Adoption Fees, adoption plan, adopt out my baby, give my baby up for adoption, place my baby up for adoption

Find Out Why This Multiracial Couple Will Make Great Parents

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 20, 2017

Kirk and Leslie are a multiracial, Christian couple who love to laugh, explore, and learn. Adoption has already touched their lives in many beautiful ways, and adopting a child of any race has been a way they've wanted to grow their family. Kirk works during the week, while Leslie will be a stay-at-home mom. They're committed to providing your child with a stable, financially secure, Christ-centered home! Keep reading to learn more about why Kirk and Leslie will make great parents! 

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Pregnancy Q&A: Is It Safe to Tan While I'm Pregnant?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 19, 2017

Question: "I've always tanned in tanning beds starting right around this time of year. My skin is soo pale, I feel like I look like a ghost if I don't have a healthy glow! But this spring, I'm preggo. Is it safe for me to tan while I'm pregnant?"

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Topics: Healthy pregnancy, Look great during pregnancy, pregnancy tips

"I Just Kinda Knew That This Was the Family I Wanted for My Child..."

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 16, 2017

If you're thinking about adoption for your baby, it really helps to hear from other women who've "been there, done that." Bailey, a birth mother from Minnesota, shares about how she came to choose adoption in this video. Here's Bailey's story about making an adoption plan & finding an adoptive couple for her daughter:

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Topics: Adoption for my child, adoption plan, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, choosing adoption for my baby

8 Fun Facts About This Financially Stable Pennsylvania Couple

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 13, 2017

Randy and Lori are excited to expand their family through adoption and can offer your child a safe, loving home, a big brother and a stay-at-home mom. They also look forward to getting to sharing letters, photos and visits with you if you wish. Here are 8 fun, fast facts about Randy and Lori:

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Celebrating National Birth Mother's Day

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 12, 2017

Did you know that National Birth Mother's Day is celebrated each year, on the day before Mother's Day?  This holiday isn't well known or heard about in the news, but it's a very important day for those who have been touched by adoption. Tomorrow is National Birth Mother's Day, and Lifetime would like to recognize and honor birth mothers everywhere. We're praying for special blessings for you on this and every day!

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

How to Find the Perfect Adoptive Family for Your Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 9, 2017

Once you’ve decided that adoption is the best choice for you and your baby, an important step is finding a good “match”. It’s not just about finding a family that will give your child a good life, since there are tons of those. Today, we’re sharing about how to find an adoptive couple you feel comfortable with, and who have all the qualities you’re looking for in a family for your child. Since you’ll have a life-long relationship with them, we make sure that you feel a connection to the family you pick.

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Topics: picking an adoptive family, adoptive family for my child, picking an adoptive couple, how do I choose an adoptive family?, adoptive family for my baby