Birth Parents Blog

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

“What if People Say I’m Selfish for Adopting Out My Baby?”

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 8, 2018

"I'm only ten weeks pregnant, and I've just started to look at adoptive parent websites. Since I'm still in college, and my baby's father wants nothing to do with all this, I know deep down that adoption is the best decision I could make.

But I'm worried about what people might think. Are people right to say that adopting out my baby is selfish of me? How should I respond when they say stuff like that?"

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Topics: adoption tip, adopting out my baby

"I’m Facing Jail Time—Can I Adopt Out My Baby?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 25, 2017

Question: "I've made some very bad decisions in my life. Most of my family has served time in prison or keep coming into and out of jail. It used to be that I was the first one they came to when they had problems. When I got pregnant, I knew that once I had that kid, I wanted to make their home life better than mine had been.

Well, I ended up going down the same road my family did, and I'm now facing long-term prison time. It’s heartbreaking, but I know that I won’t be able to parent my baby. Can I adopt out my baby? Will any couple accept her, knowing what her mom is like?"

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Topics: private adoption, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopting out my baby

What to Do When He Wants You to Get an Abortion

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 14, 2017

Question: "My boyfriend and I have been dating for three years, and we live together. We just found out that I’m pregnant, and we’re definitely not ready to be parents! Neither of us can hold down a job and we've been evicted from apartments lots of times over the past year. 

He’s trying to persuade me to get an abortion, but I don’t think it’s the right thing to do. I’m thinking of adopting out my baby. How can I convince him that adoption is the best choice in our situation?"

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Topics: Baby's father, I could never give my baby away for adoption!, adopting out my baby, abortion or adoption

"Why I Placed My Baby With a Single Mother"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 24, 2017

"Three weeks after a one night stand at a house party, I was feeling 'off'. So, I peed on a stick in my bathroom right before my 8 am Psychology class. To my shock, I got a positive pregnancy test!

There were tons of thoughts running through my head when I found out I was pregnant. I had a hard time focusing. I told the guy I’d had the one night stand with, and he said that he didn’t want any kids right now. I didn’t want any either, but I was knocked up and had to make a decision.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, African American adoption, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopting out my baby

Google Search for ‘Putting My Baby Up for Adoption’

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 13, 2017

Some of you might have arrived at this post after typing in the words “putting my baby up for adoption” or “adopting out my baby” into Google. You might be just starting to think of your pregnancy choices such as adoption.

Others might have already been thinking about adoption for a while now and Googled “giving my baby up for adoption.” For those who are ready to pick an adoptive family, you might search for “adoptive family for my baby.” In all of these cases, you’ve come to the right place!

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Topics: Adoption for my child, Putting a baby up for adoption, adoption for my baby, adopting out my baby, putting my baby up for adoption, giving my baby up for adoption

I Got Pregnant by Date Rape and Chose Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 9, 2016

"I got pregnant when I was 17 through date rape by a guy I barely knew. At the time, I didn’t know that what he’d done was actually criminal sexual assault and against the law. I was ashamed to be pregnant and didn’t tell anyone I was raped. I was raised in a very strict, religious household. My mom and dad were so disappointed in me. Pretty soon after I found out I was pregnant, they kicked me out of the house for good. To put it plainly, I was pregnant, homeless, jobless, poor, and alone.

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Topics: date rape, unplanned pregnancy, adoption for my baby, adopting out my baby

Can I Choose Adoption at the Last-Minute?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 6, 2016

Question: "I’m due next month, and I’ve been thinking about adopting out my baby ever since I found out I was pregnant. My parents won’t help me out, but my boyfriend has said we’ll move in together and he’ll work two jobs to make ends meet. The problem is, he isn’t the most reliable. So, that’s why adoption seems to be the best possible choice. Can I still give up my baby for adoption at the last minute? How about after she’s born?"

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Topics: adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, last-minute adoption, adopting out my baby