Birth Parents Blog

"How Much Contact Should I Have With My Baby After Delivery?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 24, 2018

Question: "I'm giving my baby up for adoption and I'm due any day now, so I'm trying to plan everything ahead of time.  It's making me really nervous. How much contact should I have with my baby after I deliver?"

Answer: The truth is, no one can tell you what’s right for you. Some birth moms want to hold their baby and look at him or her. Others feel that it'd be too hard, and choose not to have any contact at all. We'd like to share some tips with you today about how to decide!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Labor preparation, adopt out my baby, hospital preferences, adoption experience in the hospital, contact with my baby

Fun-loving Farmers in Virginia Thrilled to Become First-time Parents!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 21, 2018

Justin and Tiffany just finished creating this cute video to introduce themselves and share about their dreams of adopting a baby! They're an outgoing, fun-loving, Christian couple who are thrilled at the opportunity to be first-time parents!

Justin and Tiffany have a big farm in Virginia, with tons of space, animals, and fresh home-grown food. 

They've been married for over 7 years, and are entrepreneurs who own a farm equipment business. As you can see in the photo collage here, they already have a nursery waiting! Justin and Tiffany share, "We are passionate about living a farm-to-table lifestyle and enjoy making home-cooked meals. After 6 years of unexplained infertility, we look forward to watching our child’s eyes light up at all of the wonders of living on a farm!" Justin and Tiffany open to sharing letters, pictures, and visits in the future with you! 

Keep reading to learn more about this fun-loving adoptive couple from Virginia...

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Topics: Adoptive couple video, Adoptive couple's video, adoption video,, adoptive family video, Virginia adoptive couple, adoptive couple from Virginia

Get the Truth Behind 5 Popular Myths on Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 20, 2018

When you're thinking about adoption, you might get some slack and hear negative comments. People may say things like "giving your baby up for adoption is selfish."

Today, Lifetime is giving you the truth behind the five most-popular myths on adoption!

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Topics: Adoption Myths, Giving Baby up for Adoption, adopt out my baby, adopt out my child

Is Adoption Really Free for Pregnant Women?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 17, 2018

Some of the women we talk to are turning to adoption because they already have kids and just can't afford to feed another mouth. Others are choosing adoption because becoming a mom is out of the question, and they don't believe in abortion.

No matter your situation, deciding if adoption's right for you is an emotional process. And you might be wondering "how much does it cost to adopt out my baby?"

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Topics: Adoption Fees, Give up my baby, adoption plan, adopt out my baby, free adoption counseling, place my baby up for adoption

Outdoorsy New Mexico Couple Eager to Adopt a Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 14, 2018

Justin and Becca just finished creating this cute video to introduce themselves and share about their dreams of adopting a baby! They're an outdoorsy couple that runs a Native American trading post in New Mexico.  Justin and Becca have wanted to have kids for awhile, and feel that they're being called to adoption. They enjoy being outside, traveling abroad, hiking, and spending time with their family, friends, and animals. 

Justin and Becca look forward to sharing their lives with a child! If you'd like, they're open to future communication via letters, photos, and visits.

Keep reading to learn more about this hopeful adoptive couple from New Mexico...

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Topics: Adoptive couple video, Adoptive couple's video, adoption video,, adoptive family video, New Mexico adoptive family, adoptive couple from New Mexico

5 Amazing Advantages of Adoption for Pregnant Women

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 13, 2018

If you're a woman trying to deal with an unplanned pregnancy, you might not know about all the advantages of adoption. Modern adoption plans offer pregnant women so many amazing benefits. Today, Lifetime is sharing with you just 5 of the many amazing advantages of adoption:

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Topics: adoption benefits, adopt out my baby, modern adoption, advantages of adoption, benefits of adoption

How Do I Know My Baby Will Be Safe?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 10, 2018

The process of choosing just the right adoptive family for your baby can seem complicated. As you look at adoptive parent profiles, they'll probably all look nice and friendly, and say things that you like. But, as one woman puts it, "how do I know the adoptive families I see on your website are fit to be parents? How do I know that my baby will be safe?"

Today, Lifetime is giving you insider info about the in-depth screening and background checks every hopeful adoptive parent must go through in order to adopt!

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Topics: adoption for my baby, adoptive family for my baby, how to choose an adoptive family, how to choose a family for my baby

Multiracial California Couple Look Forward to an Open Adoption!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 7, 2018

Ed and Tasha have just finished creating this cute video to introduce themselves and share about their dreams of adopting a baby! They've always wanted to become parents and while unable to bear children biologically, they feel very deeply that adoption is the road they're meant to take! Ed works in medical sales and Tasha's a housewife who's excited to become a stay-at-home mom.

Together, they love being out in the great outdoors, walking their dogs, hiking and camping. They are excited to welcome a child of any race into their home. Ed and Tasha hope to share pictures, letters, and visits with you!

Keep reading to learn more about this hopeful adoptive couple from California...

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Will Anyone Want to Adopt My African American Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 6, 2018

"I'm 23 weeks pregnant, and I'm expecting a girl. I'm going to give my baby up for adoption because I don't believe in abortion. I already have two kids, and it's been a struggle, so I don't know how I could manage another baby.

I called another adoption agency to learn how I can adopt out my baby. But they told me that none of their adoptive couples want to adopt an African American baby. Plus, I'd like to place her with an African American couple. Can you help me?"

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Topics: African American adoption, adopt out my baby, African American adoptive couple, give my baby up for adoption

The Top 5 Myths About Choosing Adoption for Your Child

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 3, 2018

(This post was originally published on our blog on October 17, 2017)

Choosing adoption for your child isn't easy. What makes it harder are all the harsh adoption myths shown in the media. It can get easy to forget what the adoption is about: creating a family.

If you're thinking about adoption, we want to share the truth on the top 5 adoption myths about choosing adoption for your child:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Myths, Adoption for my child, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopt out my child, modern adoption