Birth Parents Blog

"I'm looking for a couple to adopt my baby"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 30, 2018

Here at Lifetime, we get messages every day from women facing situations like this: "I'm 8 months pregnant and raising a little girl too.  Money's always been tight, so I have no idea how I'm going to feed another mouth. I'm contacting you because I'm thinking that adoption will be best for my soon-to-be-born baby. I'm looking for a couple to adopt my baby, and I'm wondering how do I adopt out my baby?"

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Topics: Pregnancy choices, adoption for my baby, is adoption right for me, adopt out my child, give my baby up for adoption, unplanned pregnancy choices

"I need to adopt out my toddler!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 27, 2018

"I'm a single mom to a two-year-old girl. Ever since she was born, it's been a struggle to pay bills and make sure she has everything she needs. I don't have any support from my parents, who stopped talking to me once I got pregnant. And her dad up and disappeared when he learned I was pregnant.

I only see my daughter when I'm taking her to daycare in the morning on the bus. I want her to have better than this. It breaks my heart to have to admit this, but I think I need to adopt out my toddler!"

Know that you're not alone: we often hear from moms of older children, contacting us for adoption info. Their reasons for looking into adoption at this point vary. Many have other kids in the house and not having enough money is making it impossible to care for them. 

Keep reading to discover your options with an older child adoption at Lifetime!

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Topics: Adoption for my child, older child adoption

Fun-loving, Nerdy Couple in Virginia Excited to Adopt Their First Child!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 24, 2018

Travis and Sarah are a couple looking to adopt and have just finished creating this cute video to introduce themselves and share about their dreams of adopting a newborn baby! They describe themselves as "a fun-loving, nerdy couple" and try not to take themselves too seriously. Travis and Sarah are so excited to become parents through adoption!

Married for 16 years, Travis and Sarah enjoy watching sports, listening to music, going to the movies, spending time together and traveling the world. They're ready and excited to adopt a newborn baby boy or girl of any racial background.  If you’d like an open adoption, Travis and Sarah will happily honor a connection that works for you. 

Keep reading to learn more about Travis and Sarah, and to watch their sweet video!

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"Can I get help with bills if I’m putting my baby up for adoption?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 23, 2018

Question: "I'm 24 weeks along and I've missed a lot of work because of morning sickness. I'm about to get kicked out of my apartment since I haven't been able to afford my rent! I know that I'm going to have to adopt out my baby...if I can't even afford to pay rent, how can I afford to be a parent?!

Can I get help with bills if I'm putting my baby up for adoption?"

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Topics: pregnancy expenses, medical bills, medical expenses

4 Reasons Why I Chose Adoption for My Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 20, 2018

"My son is my heart and soul, and I think about him every day. I love him so much, more than anyone else. I carried him for nine months, and so he'll always carry a piece of my heart. When I was giving my baby up for adoption, so many people were against my decision. They asked me why, if I love him so much, did I choose adoption?

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Topics: adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, choosing adoption for my baby, why do women choose adoption?

Catholic Couple from Pennsylvania Hope to Adopt a Child of Any Race!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 17, 2018

Hopeful prospective adoptive parents Paul and Becky just created this cute video to introduce themselves! They're a Catholic couple from Pennsylvania. As elementary school teachers, they share a deep love for learning, educating, and having fun! Paul and Becky are extremely excited to share their love and faith by becoming first-time parents through adoption! 

Paul and Becky promise to devote themselves to your child so that they may grow to reach their greatest potential.  Your child would be given the best education possible so that they may reach for their goals and be a strong member of today's world. Paul and Becky also promise to help your child know and love the Lord. They're open to adopting a child of any race and look forward to sharing pictures, letters, and visits with you! 

Keep on reading to learn more about these Catholic prospective adoptive parents in Pennsylvania!

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Uber Health Wants to Help You Get to Your Prenatal Appointments

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 16, 2018

Uber is no longer just a safe way to get home after a raging party. The popular ride-sharing company is going to start a program called "Uber Health," which will give people free rides to their health care providers.

This news means that pregnant women who don't have reliable transportation will no longer have to worry about how they'll get to the doctor's office.

According to CNN, Uber is partnering with health care providers, who will schedule rides for their patients. The best part is that the health care providers will be paying for the cost of the rides!
 Keep reading to learn more details...

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Topics: prenatal appointments, doctor's appointments, pregnancy expenses, prenatal care

What to Expect When You Make an Adoption Plan (Part 2)

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 13, 2018

Today's blog post is a follow-up to last week's popular one, all about what you can expect when you make an adoption plan

Your baby’s birth will launch the final part of your adoption plan. It’s totally normal if during this time you feel tons of different emotions, such as sadness, anger, and confusion. Lifetime is definitely here to listen, and we encourage you to take advantage of the no-cost counseling available to you. Both while making an adoption plan AND after your adoption plan goes through, you get one-on-one counseling from a licensed therapist, and talk with other birth mothers who have been where you are now.

In today's post, we're sharing details about what happens in the last part of your adoption plan. So, here's what will go down:

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Topics: Open Adoption, adoption plan, open adoption visits, adoption placement

Indiana Family of 3 Excited to Grow Once More Through the Joy of Adoption!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 10, 2018

African American adoptive couple Jason and Yava have just created this cute video to introduce themselves and share about their dreams of a second adoption! This Indiana couple adopted their daughter two years ago, through Lifetime Adoption.

Now a family of three, Jason and Yava are excited to grow their family once more through the joy of adoption! This adoptive family looks forward to bedtime stories, family adventures and swimming lessons with your child. Jason works as an Architectural Engineer and Yava's a veterinary physician.

They have a close relationship with their daughter's birth mother and look forward to doing the same with you through pictures, letters, and visits.

Keep reading to learn more about Jason and Yava, who are hoping to complete their family with another adoption!

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How Can Coloring Help During Your Adoption Planning?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 9, 2018

This might sound silly, so bear with us. Here at Lifetime, we'll mail you a cute care package as you're in the middle of your adoption planning process. Inside the care package will be a journal, because getting your thoughts down on paper when you're thinking about adoption is so beneficial. Also inside the care package is a coloring book for adults. It has inspirational quotes and gorgeous photos on each page.

Wondering why in the world we'd send you a coloring book? You're about to make one of the biggest decisions in your life, so having a creative outlet is probably the last thing on your mind right now. But hear us out: coloring in this book can actually do you a lot of good. Keep reading to learn the benefits of coloring as you're thinking about adoption!

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Topics: adoption journal,, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, is adoption right for me, journaling during pregnancy