Birth Parents Blog

How to Talk to Your Baby’s Father About Your Pregnancy Options

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 28, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Talking to your baby’s father about your pregnancy options can be an emotional and difficult conversation. Before you have a conversation with him about your options, take a moment to consider how you feel about parenting a child, and how you feel about your relationship with the father. It is time to be very honest with yourself about your feelings about a baby, the father, and your future.

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Topics: pregnancy options

6 Myths About Giving Baby up for Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 25, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Considering adoption? Here are some straight answers to 6 myths about giving baby up for adoption:

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Topics: Giving Baby up for Adoption

Who Are the People Who Want to Adopt my Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 24, 2015 7:30:00 AM

When you are thinking about adoption for your baby, it is natural to wonder about the people who would end up parenting your child.

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Topics: adopt my baby

Help! I Have No Money AND an Unwanted Pregnancy

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 21, 2015 7:00:00 AM

There’s nothing like money problems to stress you out. Add an unwanted pregnancy on top of that, and it can seem like the whole world is crashing down around you. It may feel that way, but you have lots of options when it comes to getting financial help with your pregnancy and choosing the right path for you and your baby.

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Topics: unwanted pregnancy

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