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What If He Says NO to the Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 20, 2018

"I'm 17 and I just found out I'm pregnant! Since my boyfriend and I are still in high school, I think adoption is going to be the best choice. But he gets mad at me if I bring it up, so I don't think he'll agree to doing adoption. What can I do if he says no to the adoption?"

We get asked this type of question a lot, and this is a very common situation. So, know that you're not alone, because many women have been where you are right now. Read on to get some tips on what to do if he's totally against adoption.

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Topics: adoption for my baby, adopt out my baby, adopt my baby, Give up my baby, baby's dad, Baby's father, father of my baby

Is Adoption Right for Me?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 21, 2017

Sometimes, life has a funny way of not turning out like you expected it to. Whether you’re dealing with an unplanned pregnancy or looking for a family to adopt your child, you can contact Lifetime right now and get the help you need by calling 1-800-923-6784. Or, if you’re not quite ready to talk just yet, you can text us at that number.

Have you found yourself wondering, 'Is adoption right for me?' At Lifetime, we’ll help you learn about your adoption choices and give you truthful answers to your questions. Lifetime offers free adoption help and counseling for anyone considering placement. 

Whether you’ve already delivered and are wondering 'should I give up my baby for adoption?' or you’re hiding a pregnancy, Lifetime can help you, day or night.

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Topics: adopt my baby, unplanned pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy options, is adoption right for me, what is adoption like?, is adoption selfish, missed period

Pregnant and Living With Your Parents? [VIDEO]

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 10, 2017

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

Is Adoption the Right Choice for Me? [VIDEO]

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 27, 2016

If you’re thinking about adoption, it’s common to ask yourself, “how do I know I’m doing the right thing?”  

Check out this short video below to learn more about open adoption:

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Topics: adoption for my baby, adopt out my baby, adopt my baby, Give up my baby, Open Adoption, open adoption visits, is adoption right for me

"Adoption Was the Best Decision of My Life"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 20, 2016

It's so great to hear from the women we’ve helped as they considered adoption for their children. Recently, we were emailed by a woman who chose adoption for her infant daughter three years ago; she shared this wonderful update and beautiful photos:

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Topics: adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, unplanned pregnancy, Adoption story, adopt my baby

I've Used Drugs While Pregnant. Can I Choose Adoption? [VIDEO]

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 2, 2016

Question: "I'm so embarrassed to confess this, but I used recreational drugs during my pregnancy. I'm thinking about adoption but worried that it's not a choice I can make. Are there any couples who'd want to adopt a baby who's mom used drugs?"

Check out this short video to learn the answer, and about your choices with open adoption if you've used drugs during your pregnancy:

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Topics: adoption for my baby, adopt out my baby, adopt my baby, Give up my baby, Drugs, prenatal drug exposure, drug-exposed baby, Open Adoption

What if My Baby's Father Doesn't Agree to Adoption? [VIDEO]

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 18, 2016

Here's a question that we get a lot: "My baby's dad says he won't agree to me doing adoption. What can I do?" This is a very common situation. Check out this short video below to learn more about your baby's father and adoption:

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Topics: adoption for my baby, adopt out my baby, adopt my baby, Give up my baby, baby's dad, Baby's father, father of my baby

Can I Get Financial Help While I’m Pregnant? [VIDEO]

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 4, 2016

Here's a question that we recently got: "I'm thinking about adoption for my baby. I just can't afford to be pregnant, buy maternity clothes, and pay a doctor! So I know there's no way I can support my baby once she's born. Can I get financial help?" Check out this video about to learn the answer:

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Topics: adoption for my baby, adopt out my baby, adopt my baby, Give up my baby

"Can I Adopt Out My Baby if She Was Premature?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 1, 2016

Question: "I just had my baby at 32 weeks along and she will be in the hospital at least 6 weeks. Can I still adopt out my baby? Will anyone want her?”

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Topics: premature baby, preemie adoption, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopt my baby

"How Could Anyone Give Up Their Baby?" [VIDEO]

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 28, 2016

Some people wonder “how could a woman ever give away her baby?!” The truth is, adoption isn’t giving up, it’s giving your baby a better life than you can provide right now. Check out this video about the common reasons why women choose adoption:

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Topics: adoption for my baby, adopt out my baby, adopt my baby, Give up my baby