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Get the Truth Behind 5 Popular Myths on Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 20, 2018

When you're thinking about adoption, you might get some slack and hear negative comments. People may say things like "giving your baby up for adoption is selfish."

Today, Lifetime is giving you the truth behind the five most-popular myths on adoption!

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Topics: Adoption Myths, Giving Baby up for Adoption, adopt out my baby, adopt out my child

Is Adoption Really Free for Pregnant Women?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 17, 2018

Some of the women we talk to are turning to adoption because they already have kids and just can't afford to feed another mouth. Others are choosing adoption because becoming a mom is out of the question, and they don't believe in abortion.

No matter your situation, deciding if adoption's right for you is an emotional process. And you might be wondering "how much does it cost to adopt out my baby?"

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Topics: Adoption Fees, Give up my baby, adoption plan, adopt out my baby, free adoption counseling, place my baby up for adoption

5 Amazing Advantages of Adoption for Pregnant Women

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 13, 2018

If you're a woman trying to deal with an unplanned pregnancy, you might not know about all the advantages of adoption. Modern adoption plans offer pregnant women so many amazing benefits. Today, Lifetime is sharing with you just 5 of the many amazing advantages of adoption:

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Topics: adoption benefits, adopt out my baby, modern adoption, advantages of adoption, benefits of adoption

Will Anyone Want to Adopt My African American Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 6, 2018

"I'm 23 weeks pregnant, and I'm expecting a girl. I'm going to give my baby up for adoption because I don't believe in abortion. I already have two kids, and it's been a struggle, so I don't know how I could manage another baby.

I called another adoption agency to learn how I can adopt out my baby. But they told me that none of their adoptive couples want to adopt an African American baby. Plus, I'd like to place her with an African American couple. Can you help me?"

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Topics: African American adoption, adopt out my baby, African American adoptive couple, give my baby up for adoption

The Top 5 Myths About Choosing Adoption for Your Child

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 3, 2018

(This post was originally published on our blog on October 17, 2017)

Choosing adoption for your child isn't easy. What makes it harder are all the harsh adoption myths shown in the media. It can get easy to forget what the adoption is about: creating a family.

If you're thinking about adoption, we want to share the truth on the top 5 adoption myths about choosing adoption for your child:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Myths, Adoption for my child, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopt out my child, modern adoption

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?

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

What to Expect When You Make an Adoption Plan

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 6, 2018

If you’re pregnant and curious about adoption for your baby, you're probably wondering what the process is like. Lifetime Adoption is here to help you every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to walk you through the process, which can seem confusing and complicated at first. Today, we're keeping things simple and breaking the process down into 5 steps. 

Here are the steps to take if you're making an adoption plan before your baby is born:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy options, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, what is open adoption like?, what is adoption like?, how do I put my baby up for adoption?, unplanned pregnancy choices

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

How Do I Know if Adoption is Right for Me?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 26, 2018

If you’ve just been surprised by an unplanned pregnancy, you might be weighing your options. Let’s face it: being pregnant doesn’t always mean you are ready to be a mom. It’s hard to think that as much as you love your baby already, you might not feel ready to become a parent right now and may be considering giving your baby up for adoption.

It's important to make your decision based on what your life is like right now. Making an adoption plan for your baby is such a loving choice, but that doesn't mean it's not a hard one to make.

Today, Lifetime is giving you 5 questions to ask yourself if you’re wondering “is adoption right for me?”

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Book, parenting or adoption,, adoption or parenting, adopt out my baby