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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

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

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 20, 2018

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 for your child, you have the same choices and rights as a pregnant woman making an adoption plan. This includes:

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

"I Think I Need to Give My Child Up for Adoption...Help!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 27, 2018

We understand that there are tons of reasons why you feel that adoption might be best for your toddler or child. Maybe you're struggling to pay the bills, or maybe you just want to give your child more opportunities than what you can offer right now. No matter your reason, adoption can be a loving and positive choice.

If you're thinking about adoption for your older child, you're not alone. You still have options with modern adoption. Keep reading to learn more about putting a child up for adoption!

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Topics: older child adoption, adopt out my child

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

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: Adoption Myths, Adoption for my child, adoption for my baby, adopt out my baby, adopt out my child, modern adoption, Open 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: adopt out my child, adoption for my baby, give my baby up for adoption, is adoption right for me, Pregnancy choices, 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 for my baby, Adoption for my child, Adoption Questions, adopt out 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: thinking about adoption, adoption plan for my baby, adopt out my baby, adopt out my child, modern adoption, Open Adoption, is adoption right for me

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