Birth Parents Blog

The Moment I Knew I Should Adopt Out My Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 5, 2018

This guest post is by Kristina, a birth mother.

"I was 19 when I found out I was pregnant. When my gyno confirmed my pregnancy, I was in shock. That day changed my life forever. I remember thinking, am I ready to be a mom? Am I ready to raise this sweet little being? As I asked myself those two questions and took a hard look at my situation, my gut instinct was that I wasn’t ready.

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Topics: adopt out my baby, birth mother stories, Adoption story, adoption for my baby

5 Important Questions to Ask Yourself About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 28, 2018

If you're thinking about adoption for your baby, you might be feeling all sorts of conflicting emotions ranging from anxiety to hope. Even if you know deep down that you’re making the right decision for you and your baby, you might still struggle with doubts over whether you’re doing the right thing.

The good news is that there's tons of information on the Internet about adoption, so you don’t have to make your decision alone. It's important to begin your research now so that you can get as much info as possible. That way, you'll be able to make an informed decision about adoption. But you’ll also need to have a conversation with yourself. Here are 5 important questions to ask yourself about adoption:

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Topics: thinking about adoption, adopt out my child, adopt out my baby, is adoption right for me

"I'm being pressured to do adoption...what should I do?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 24, 2018

"Everyone in my life is telling me I should put my baby up for adoption...my friends, my parents, and my boyfriend. I'm getting really sick of all the pressure. What should I do to handle this situation?"

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Topics: abortion or adoption, pressure to choose adoption, adopt out my baby, father of my baby

Can I Adopt Out My Baby If I'm In Jail?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 17, 2018

Being pregnant in jail or prison isn't that uncommon. However, if you’re pregnant and in jail, you might not know what your options are. What happens when you have your baby while in jail? Is prison adoption possible?

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Topics: adopt out my baby, prison adoption, pregnant in jail, pregnant in prison

Adoption Doesn’t Mean That You’re “Giving Up”

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 22, 2018

In the media, birth mothers are often portrayed as women who decide to "give up" their babies for adoption. From talk shows, to movies, and even to casual chats with friends, the term "give up" is often mentioned in connection with adoption. Today, we're going to explain why adoption doesn't mean that you're giving up.

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Topics: adopt out my baby, I could never give my baby away for adoption!, giving my baby up for adoption, Giving Baby up for Adoption, giving a baby up for adoption, adopting out my baby, adoption for my baby, is adoption right for me

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

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

"How Much Contact Should I Have With My Baby After Delivery?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 24, 2018

Question: "I'm giving my baby up for adoption and I'm due any day now, so I'm trying to plan everything ahead of time.  It's making me really nervous. How much contact should I have with my baby after I deliver?"

Answer: The truth is, no one can tell you what’s right for you. Some birth moms want to hold their baby and look at him or her. Others feel that it'd be too hard, and choose not to have any contact at all. If you're giving your baby up for adoption, we'd like to share some tips with you today about how to decide!

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Topics: Open Adoption, contact with my baby, adoption experience in the hospital, hospital preferences, adopt out my baby, Labor preparation

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 adoption myths!

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