Birth Parents Blog

Adoption Truth: Birth Fathers Can Have Part in Open Adoption Too

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 7, 2017

Does your baby's father want to stay in his child's life after the adoption happens? As one guy puts it, "My girlfriend thinks adoption is best for our baby, and she's probably right, but I still want to be a part of my child's life. I don't want to act like he never happened."

Today, we're talking about how your baby's father can be a part of making an adoption plan, and why it's beneficial to get him involved.

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Topics: Adoption, Open Adoption, Baby's father, birth father, birth father rights

Would I Be a Good Parent?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 2, 2015

Question: What is the best way to figure out what kind of parent I would be? I’m confused and really want to make the right decision. Read More

Topics: Adoption, adoption Q&A, adopt my baby, adoption or parenting

Open Adoption: Maria’s Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 14, 2015

Here is an excerpt from Mardie Caldwell’s book, “So I Was Thinking About Adoption” about open adoption.

I remember my 17 year-old daughter, Alexis sitting down to tell me she was pregnant. She was 11 weeks along and was sure Juan, her boyfriend, would marry her. I promised to keep an open mind even though I was upset.

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Topics: Adoption, Open Adoption

A Modern Way of Giving a Baby Up for Adoption: Creating an Adoption Plan

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 10, 2015

Adoption today offers a woman many choices when it comes to creating an adoption plan, which is why we don’t use the term “giving a baby up for adoption” anymore. Any woman having to decide what to do about an unplanned pregnancy needs to know that there are always options.

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Topics: Adoption, giving a baby up for adoption

How to Know If an Open Adoption is Right for You

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 7, 2015

Being pregnant and scared can feel like a huge weight on your shoulders. Maybe you wonder if it’s the right time in your life, and aren’t sure if being a parent is the right choice for you, or your child. It might make sense to think about an open adoption.

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Topics: Adoption, Open Adoption

Amazing Resources for Unplanned Pregnancy Help

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 6, 2015

An unplanned pregnancy can make it feel like you are all alone, working through this tough time in life all by yourself. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. About 6.7 million women all over the US get pregnant each year, and about half of those pregnancies were unplanned.

 

 

 

 

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Topics: Adoption, umplanned pregnancy help

Inspiring Adoption Quotes

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 22, 2014

Making an adoption plan for your baby (or child) is something that takes strength, courage, and love. That’s why these adoption quotes are so important; the people who said them have been where you are now. They’ve experienced an unexpected pregnancy and created an open adoption plan. They too experienced the different feelings you may be facing right now. So their inspiring adoption quotes might help you find assurance in the decision you’re making.

We hope that their words make you feel less alone, reassure you, and give you peace.

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Topics: birth mother, Adoption, adoption stories, Adoption for my child

Adoption Info and Help on Facebook

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 26, 2014

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Topics: Adoption

Families Waiting to Adopt – Lifetime Magazine

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 19, 2014

When you’re thinking about making an adoption plan for your child, it is good to be able to see all different types of waiting adoptive families. Lifetime Adoption has a wide variety of families waiting to adopt: we have couples living all over the U.S., couples of a wide variety of ethnicities, those with steady careers, couples of various backgrounds, and couples where the wife will be a stay-at-home mom, to name a few!

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Topics: Adoption, Awareness

I Don’t Think I Can Do Adoption…

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 31, 2014

When they first start to consider making an adoption plan, many women think “I don’t think I could give my baby away.” The truth is adoption isn’t giving your baby away. It’s providing your child with a lifestyle that you might not be able to provide at this point in your life: a stable family, and a future. No matter how many months along you are, considering your pregnancy options is hard. But, you always have choices. Nowadays, women doing adoption can take part in every aspect of the adoption process. You’re able to tailor your own adoption plan and have choices every step of the way.

Some of these choices include choosing the adoptive parents for your baby from a wide variety of couples, and the ability to meet in person. Also, you can get on-going updates through emails, letters, photos, and visits.

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Topics: Adoption