Birth Parents Blog

"I Haven't Seen a Doctor Yet. Can I Still Do Adoption?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 31, 2017 6:57:00 AM

Many women have wondered if they can still choose adoption for their baby, even if they haven't seen a doctor yet. The answer is YES! No prenatal care doesn't change your ability to choose adoption. Read on for more details about doing an adoption plan before you've had prenatal care...

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Topics: adoption plan, adopt out my baby, prenatal care, choosing adoption for my baby

Iowa Adoptive Couple Caleb and Whitney’s Adoption Video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 28, 2017 2:18:00 PM

Caleb and Whitney say hello from Iowa! They're a stable, fun, Christian couple who likes to spend time with family, friends, and each other. They are excited to become first-time parents through adoption! 

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Topics: Adoptive couple video, Adoptive couple's video, adoption video,, adoptive family video, adoptive couple from the Midwest, adoptive couple from Iowa, Iowa adoptive couple

The Benefits of Keeping a Pregnancy Journal [VIDEO]

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 27, 2017 7:44:00 AM

Taking the time to write down your feelings about your pregnancy and your baby in a journal can be helpful. Writing is a good way to keep track of your questions and the adoption info you collect, so you can see what will work best for you and your baby. Check out this short video below to learn more about how journaling can help you:

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Topics: adoption journal,, pregnancy journal, journaling during pregnancy

"Why I Placed My Baby With a Single Mother"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 24, 2017 7:19:00 AM

"Three weeks after a one night stand at a house party, I was feeling 'off'. So, I peed on a stick in my bathroom right before my 8 am Psychology class. To my shock, I got a positive pregnancy test!

There were tons of thoughts running through my head when I found out I was pregnant. I had a hard time focusing. I told the guy I’d had the one night stand with, and he said that he didn’t want any kids right now. I didn’t want any either, but I was knocked up and had to make a decision.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, African American adoption, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopting out my baby

Ohio Adoptive Couple Jonathan and Kristen’s Adoption Video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 21, 2017 10:04:00 AM

Jonathan and Kristen are thrilled to have the opportunity to be first-time parents through adoption! Their lives are full of travels around the world, bike rides around the neighborhood, and cherished, home-cooked meals with family and friends. They're both writers and would love to adopt a child of any ethnicity. 

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Topics: Adoptive couple video, Adoptive couple's video, adoption video,, adoptive family video, adoptive family from the Northeast, adoptive couple from the Northeast, Ohio adoptive couple

"I'm Not Sad About Choosing Adoption"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 20, 2017 6:26:00 AM

This is one of the most stressful times in my life, but finally, I actually feel alright about what’s happening. My friends keep talking to me like I’m hiding my feelings, like I should be really depressed or something. But I don’t feel sad about this! I never thought I would go through this, but I’m actually relieved to have a plan and there’s a part of me that’s excited about choosing adoption and giving this amazing couple, and my baby, a chance that may not have happened without this. Am I missing something? Are my friends right to worry?

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Topics: adoption plan, adoption for my baby

10 Free Pregnancy Apps That’ll Help You!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 17, 2017 7:33:00 AM

Technology and the way we get information has changed so much since smartphones came around. Still, you might be surprised if your doctor recommends that you check out apps for staying up to date on your baby’s development!

The 10 apps for pregnancy we list do a wide variety of things, from giving you free prenatal workouts to comparing your baby’s size to certain fruits! Here are some of our favorite pregnancy apps out there:

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Topics: Healthy pregnancy, pregnancy tips, pregnancy week-by-week, smart phone pregnancy app, pregnancy apps, pregnancy apps for iPhone, apps for pregnancy, pregnancy apps for Droid

California Adoptive Couple for My Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 14, 2017 4:02:00 PM

Hoping to find a fun, active, California adoptive couple for your baby? If so, look no further look than Andy and Stacey!  They were blessed five years ago with a Lifetime Adoption, and are thrilled to adopt another blessing into their lives!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoptive family, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, California adoptive family, California adoptive couple, california adoptive couple for my baby, Bay Area adoptive family, Bay Area adoptive couple

Google Search for ‘Putting My Baby Up for Adoption’

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 13, 2017 7:24:00 AM

Some of you might have arrived at this post after typing in the words “putting my baby up for adoption” or “adopting out my baby” into Google. You might be just starting to think of your pregnancy choices such as adoption.

Others might have already been thinking about adoption for a while now and Googled “giving my baby up for adoption.” For those who are ready to pick an adoptive family, you might search for “adoptive family for my baby.” In all of these cases, you’ve come to the right place!

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Topics: Adoption for my child, Putting a baby up for adoption, adoption for my baby, adopting out my baby, putting my baby up for adoption, giving my baby up for adoption

Pregnant and Living With Your Parents? [VIDEO]

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 10, 2017 7:46:00 AM

If you live with your parents and just found out you're pregnant, you're probably freaking out right now. Breaking the news to them can be hard. Here's a short video that shares some tips on how to tell your parents you’re pregnant:

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Topics: Give up my baby, Pregnant and considering Adoption, adopt my baby, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, tell my parents i'm pregnant, thinking about adoption