Birth Parents Blog

Why Did I Choose Adoption? Out of LOVE

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 7, 2018

“I fell in love with Matt my junior year of college and was very sure we’d be together for the rest of our lives. When I realized I was pregnant, I was soo happy at first. All of the love I felt for Matt went right to my baby.

But then, reality set in. How was I going to raise a baby, attend all my classes, write papers, study for finals, and keep a part-time job? How would I pay bills and pay for everything the baby needed on a part-time paycheck?

After meeting with a counselor at a pregnancy center in our town, I came to realize that adoption was probably going to be the answer. At first, Matt was totally against the idea, but later came to accept it when he realized we weren't ready to be parents.

Even though my relationship with Matt didn’t work out, I'll always have so much love for our daughter, Sophia. She was created in a beautiful light and I truly believe God was protecting her from the start. She was an absolute joy to carry, to give birth to, and to love. My connection and love for her will always exist. When people ask me why I chose adoption, the answer is simple. Out of LOVE!"

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Topics: adopt out my baby, why do women choose adoption?, modern adoption, Open Adoption

Is Adoption the Right Choice for Me?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 16, 2018

Are you wondering whether adoption is the right choice for you and your baby? You might be feeling overwhelmed, scared, alone, and unsure. Let us assure you that you're not alone. While you may feel like you're the only one in the world facing an unplanned pregnancy, you're not. It's normal to feel that way.

But you're not the first or the last to walk this path. That can be comforting to hear because it means that there are resources, support, and information available to help you right now. Knowing your options and becoming well-informed can help you to feel more confident about whichever decision you make.

Today, we're giving you questions you can ask yourself to help decide if parenting or adoption is going to be the right choice for you!

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy choices, Pregnancy choices, adopt out my baby, choosing adoption for my baby, adoption for my baby

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 about adoption to ask yourself:

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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