Birth Parents Blog

Can a Couple in Another State Adopt My Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 1, 2018

When you're thinking about adoption, you're looking for the perfect adoptive family for your baby. But is it possible if the adoptive couple lives outside of your state?

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

How Do I Explain My Baby's Adoption To My Other Children?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 22, 2018

"I'm 23 and seven months pregnant with my third child. Making ends meet is so hard with two kids, and I feel like it will be next to impossible with three! So I'm probably going to do adoption...

I'm worried about how I will tell my other children that I'm adopting out this baby. How can I tell my kids about my decision?"

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Topics: adoption plan, adoption for my baby, explaining adoption to children

Outdoorsy Couple from Washington Eager to Adopt!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 19, 2018

Derek and Jennifer just finished creating this cute video to share about themselves and their hopes of adopting a baby. They live in the beautiful state of Washington, where Derek has a stable career as a pilot, and Jennifer's a Director of Public Affairs. Derek and Jennifer's home is located on three acres in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, among many of God's great gifts.

They enjoy doing everything together, from hiking with their dogs, cooking delicious meals, enjoying a quiet cup of coffee in the morning, and playing board games with family. Derek and Jennifer love the outdoors! In the summer months, they go hiking and fix up the yard and in the winter, they ski every chance that they can get.

Derek and Jennifer will provide your child with a stable home, a childhood full of wonder, an excellent education, and endless love. They're open to sharing letters, pictures, and visits if you are comfortable!

Keep reading to learn more about this outdoorsy adoptive couple from Washington...

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

How Can I Get My Mom's Support?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 18, 2018

"My Mom says that since I made the choice to have sex, I have to be a mom. She is dead-set against the idea that I'd adopt out my baby.

How can I get my Mom's support? I have no idea how I'd be able to parent right now, so adoption is really the best decision I could make..."

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Topics: Christian Adoption, Support adoption, christian couple, adopt out my baby, Christian family for my baby

“Can I Find Out the Adoptive Parent’s Faith?”

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 15, 2018

"I was brought up in a Christian family, went to Sunday school every week, and then youth groups and prayer circles when I was older. My faith in God has really helped me through some rough patches in life. I'm actually going through one right now with being pregnant unexpectedly. 

It's important to me that the family I choose for my baby be devout Christians, and raise my child to know the Lord. Can I find out the adoptive parent’s faith?"

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Topics: christian couple, picking an adoptive family, choosing an adoptive family, Christian family for my baby, faith of adoptive family, adoptive family's faith, adoptive family of faith

What Will the Couple Tell My Child About Me?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 12, 2018

"I'm due soon, and I just found out that I'm having a boy. How will the adoptive couple tell my child about me when he's older? How will they tell him that he's adopted?

I love my son so much already, and I don't want him to grow up thinking that I'm an evil person who just gave him up."

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Topics: Open Adoption, letter to my birth child, adoptive family for my baby, adoptee, adoption is love, open adoption questions

See How Open Adoption Works in Real Life

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 11, 2018

Sometimes when you're right in the middle of your adoption planning process, it's hard to see what the future might look like.

Right now, you might be trying to decide what kind of contact you want to have later on with the adoptive family and your child. Or, you might be trying to picture what life would be like for your child with the adoptive couples you've picked.

So today, Lifetime is sharing a glimpse into how modern, open adoption can look in the real world. 

Watch this video of a heartfelt note that a birth mother wrote to her daughter, and the adoptive parents she chose through Lifetime! 

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Topics: adoption for my baby, what is open adoption like?

Can My Child Go to Private School?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 8, 2018

"I'm 22 weeks pregnant and expecting a baby girl. Never thought I'd have to say this, but I think I need to adopt out my baby.

My baby's father pretty much ghosted me once he found out he got me pregnant. And I have no idea how I'd be able to be a mom! I'm in school full-time, working part-time, and living with my parents. 

I've been looking at the adoptive couples on your site. Can I choose a family that will send my child to private school? I really want my daughter to get a good education...that's something I can't provide for her."

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Topics: adopt out my baby, Christian family for my baby

North Carolina Couple Eager to Become First-time Parents Through Adoption!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 5, 2018

Bryan and Michele just finished creating this cute video to introduce themselves and share about their dreams of adopting a baby. They're so excited to become first-time parents through adoption!

Bryan and Michele are looking forward to making new memories with your child like traveling, fishing, and spending the holidays together. Bryan is a business owner and volunteer EMS/Firefighter. Michele's a first-grade teacher and will be a part-time stay-at-home mom. Together, they enjoy fishing, going to the movies, and traveling to the mountains. Every other year, Bryan and Michele take a trip to Disneyland and see a NASCAR race

They've been married for six years, and share their excitement at becoming first time parents through adoption, "We’re both looking forward to nurturing your child into the person they will become by providing them with a great education, caring for their spirituality, and promoting their self-confidence."  Bryan and Michele are open to sharing letters, pictures, and visits in the future with you! 

Keep reading to learn more about this loving adoptive couple from North Carolina...

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Topics: Adoptive couple video, Adoptive couple's video, adoption video,, adoptive family video, adoptive couple from the South, Southern adoptive family, North Carolina adoptive couple

What Do I Get to Decide About the Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 4, 2018

If you've just gotten a positive pregnancy test, it's common to feel out of control and unsure of what to do next. When you start to explore the pregnancy choice of adoption, you'll begin to realize how much control you have over the process.

Making a modern adoption plan with Lifetime gives you tons of choices! You're able to decide what type of adoption plan is best for you and your baby. This includes selecting your baby's adoptive parents, how much you'll stay in touch in the future, and more!

Today, Lifetime is sharing 4 questions to ask yourself as you create your custom adoption plan:

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Topics: Adoption choices, adoption plan, positive pregnancy test, modern adoption, adoption plan for my baby