Birth Parents Blog

What's Open Adoption Like? One Birth Mother Shares

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Dec 30, 2016 7:00:00 AM

What’s it really like to decide on adoption for your baby, look through adoptive family profiles, pick a family, and place your baby with them? Today, we’re sharing one woman’s story of adoption.

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

Surviving the Holidays When You’ve Chosen Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Dec 23, 2016 1:46:05 PM

Maybe you have an adoption plan in the works for your baby, or maybe you’re still thinking about adoption. During the holidays, you might get nosy questions from your family. When you go to Christmas celebrations and your baby bump is showing, what will your response to their questions be? Today, we’re sharing some tips and ideas on what you can do.

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

Do’s and Don’ts When Thinking About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 8, 2016 10:15:26 AM

Adoption is not an easy decision to make. But, it's a choice that many women have made for a variety of reasons. There isn’t an instruction manual as far as adoption is concerned but here are a few do’s and don’ts of placing your child for adoption that you need to know.

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Topics: Adoption help, adopt out my baby, is adoption right for me, adopt out my child

Thinking “Adoption for My Baby?” You’re Not Alone

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Oct 7, 2016 9:51:16 AM

If you’ve just gotten a positive pregnancy test, your family and friends might all be giving their opinion on what you should do next. You’re feeling dazed from parents telling you to do one thing, and friends telling you something else.

Adoption is one of your pregnancy choices. It may not be the right choice for everyone, but it may be the right one for you.

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Topics: Adoption for my child, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopt out my child, positive pregnancy test

What to Look for in an Adoptive Family [VIDEO]

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Aug 19, 2016 10:45:11 AM

Are you thinking about adoption, but wondering “how will I ever choose adoptive parents for my baby?!” There are lots of things to keep in mind as you look at adoptive family profiles. Discover our top 7 tips for what to think about as you look at adoptive families. In this video, birth moms Nicole and Tammy talk about what they were looking for in an adoptive family:

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Topics: Adoptive family, adopt out my baby, adopt out my child, adoptive family for my child, adoptive couple for my baby

Answers to the Top Questions Women Ask About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 28, 2016 11:25:35 AM

You probably have tons of questions as you think about making an adoption plan for your baby or child, such as “how could someone give their baby away?”, “what’s open adoption?” and “will I ever see my child again?”

Every woman who has chosen adoption started with questions. To help answer these, Lifetime has created a short eBook that you can download. It answers the top 24 questions women have about adoption.

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

Is It Too Late For Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 15, 2016 1:39:19 PM

Jackie called us one evening, and spoke quietly into the phone.  As a single mother, her private moments to speak on the phone were few but she needed help.  As she began to share her story, the emotion in her voice built.

"I should have called you years ago.  I looked at your website when I was pregnant, but I just wasn't strong enough to call.  My son is four years old now and I just can't keep on trying to make ends meet on my own.  Is it too late to put my child up for adoption?"

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Topics: Adoption for my child, put my child up for adoption, adopt out my child, adoption for a child, place child for adoption