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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

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

"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

Surviving the Holidays When You’re Doing Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 15, 2017

The holidays can be a difficult time, whether you're in the middle of making an adoption plan for your baby, or are still thinking about it. You might be worried about nosy questions or rude comments from your relatives.

Are you worried about going to family celebrations with your baby bump showing? Today, Lifetime is giving you completely honest tips and ideas for surviving the holidays.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Adoption for my child, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopt out my child

The Top 10 Do's and Don'ts When You're Thinking About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 14, 2017

Deciding to make an adoption plan for your baby (or child) isn't an easy decision to make.  What has helped many women in your shoes is the knowledge that they're in the "driver's seat" with modern adoption.

With modern adoption, you're able to interview adoptive parents for your baby and hand-pick your top choice. You also have the right to stay in touch with the adoptive family and your child.  

 

Today, Lifetime's sharing our top 10 do's and don'ts to keep in mind if you're thinking about adoption:

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Topics: Open Adoption, adopt out my baby, is adoption right for me, adopt out my child, thinking about adoption, modern adoption, adoption plan for my baby

My Daughter is One...Is It Too Late to Choose Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 10, 2017

Question: "My baby just turned 1, and while it’s hard to imagine adopting her out after a year of loving and caring for her, it’s also hard to think of what could happen if I don’t do an adoption now. I can’t hold a job because the best jobs require hours beyond usual daycare hours. If I can’t pay my bills, I can’t take care of her. Is it too late to do adoption?"

Answer: It’s never too late to make an adoption plan for your child. Lifetime has helped many women who tried parenting before turning to adoption. You can oversee the entire adoption planning process, and that includes deciding when you're ready to begin. No matter if your child is weeks, months or years old, adoption is always a decision that you can make. If you choose adoption later on, you have the same choices and rights as a pregnant woman making an adoption plan. This includes:

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Topics: Adoption for my child, older child adoption, adopt out my child, is it too late to choose adoption?, is it too late to do adoption?

Is It Ever Too Late To Choose Adoption for My Child?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 12, 2017

Women have reached out to Lifetime when their children are two years old or two days old. Know that it’s never too late to choose adoption and create an adoption plan for your child! You're in control of your adoption plan, and that includes deciding when you're ready to start the process. Keep reading to learn more...

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Topics: Adoption for my child, older child adoption, adopt out my child, is it too late to choose adoption?, is it too late to do adoption?

Confessions of a Single Mom: Parenting Seems Impossible!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 14, 2017

"When I had my son at 20, I was so determined to make it work out. But, I didn't have a college education, so I wasn't able to get hired at a high-paying job. Single parenting seems impossible (my son's dad disappeared when he heard I was pregnant). For the last two years, I've been working overtime at two jobs. I only see my son in the morning when I rush him to daycare and at night when I put him to bed. So, I've started thinking about adoption..."

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Topics: Adoption for my child, older child adoption, adoption or parenting, adopt out my child, single parenting

Get the Inside Scoop on Modern Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 27, 2017

Modern adoption is different from how adoption was done decades ago. With an open, modern adoption, you're in the driver's seat. You have the power to pick your baby's adoptive parents, how much contact you'd like to have with them in the future, and how things go in the hospital. Many people out there say "open adoption" when they're talking about modern adoption

Today, Lifetime is giving you the inside scoop on what modern adoption is like! We're sharing what a few women who made a modern adoption plan have to say about it! We've removed everyone's names, for privacy reasons.

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Topics: Open Adoption, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopt out my child, what is open adoption like?, what is adoption like?, modern adoption

6 Things Birth Mothers Love About Open Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 26, 2017

One of Lifetime's goals is to educate women who are considering adoption. We feel it's necessary that you're aware of all the choices and rights with modern open adoption.

And, we let you know that you're totally not alone as you think about making an adoption plan; many women have been where you are right now. So today, Lifetime is sharing what 6 women have said about adoption, and why they love open adoption. We've removed everyone's names, for privacy reasons.

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Topics: Open Adoption, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopt out my child, what is open adoption like?, what is adoption like?