Birth Parents Blog

What Do I Get to Decide About the Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 4, 2018

If you've just gotten a positive pregnancy test, it's common to feel out of control and unsure of what to do next. When you start to explore the pregnancy choice of adoption, you'll begin to realize how much control you have over the process.

Making a modern adoption plan with Lifetime gives you tons of choices! You're able to decide what type of adoption plan is best for you and your baby. This includes selecting your baby's adoptive parents, how much you'll stay in touch in the future, and more!

Today, Lifetime is sharing 4 questions to ask yourself as you create your custom adoption plan:

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Topics: modern adoption, positive pregnancy test, Adoption choices, adoption plan for my baby, adoption plan

Why Women Choose Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 2, 2016

“I already have 3 children and I just recently learned I'm pregnant again. I've always been able to make things work financially, but my boyfriend left and I've hit a very hard time lately. My family is helping with my other children since I lost my job and have to move soon. I’m not in a place to have another child, so now I’m thinking about adoption.”

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Topics: Adoption choices, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby

My Adoption Choice

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 1, 2016

Placing your child for adoption is a personal choice, one that takes time and consideration to make. Lifetime is here to answer any questions you have. Know what options are available to you and then take your time to decide.

Your feelings and concerns are yours, but you are not alone with these feelings; they are a normal piece to the larger adoption process. Whether you are just making your decisions now or have completed the adoption of your child, know that you are in good company with thousands of women who have chosen adoption for their child.

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Topics: Adoption help, Adoption choices, Adoption options, adopt my baby, adoption for my baby

Questions About Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 4, 2015

If you're pregnant and thinking about adoption, or looking into adoption options for your child, chances are you have lots of questions. As you decide what will work out best for you and your child, there are two important things we want to share about adoption:

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Adoption webinar, Adoption choices

What kind of a parent would I be?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 22, 2015

When you're thinking about adoption, it’s totally normal to consider what kind of parent you would be. Choosing your child’s parents through adoption lets you evaluate what kind of parents they will be.

But what about you? What kind of parent are you ready to be?

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Topics: Adoption for my child, Adoption choices, parenting or adoption,

Thank You for your Adoption Support

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 18, 2015

Here's a sweet email that one of Lifetime's Adoption Coordinators received:

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Topics: Adoption choices, adoption plan

Already Parenting or Newly Pregnant? Adoption Can Work for You.

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 4, 2014

Whether you have just found out that you are pregnant or whether your child has already been born, adoption can work for you.

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Topics: Adoption choices, Pregnancy choices

Need Help With a Private Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 24, 2014

You have made the loving decision to pursue adoption. It only makes sense that you should decide who adopts your child. As you start out on your adoption journey and begin making choices about your baby’s future, keep in mind that getting help from others doesn’t mean giving up control! A private adoption using the help of adoption professionals such as Lifetime is a great adoption option that lets you make your own choices and create your own adoption plan, while also giving you the expert help of people who will be looking out for what is best for you. In a private adoption, you are in charge; the experts are just there to help you along the way. They are not there to make decisions for you, or tell you what to do.
Lifetime’s adoption experts will only show you prospective adoptive parents who fit your needs and who are serious about adopting. You will get to meet the adoptive parents so you can talk to and get to know one another. You will decide what happens at the hospital, and you can also decide how much contact you want to have with the family after the adoption is final.

If you decide to stay in contact, Lifetime can also help you find ways to keep in touch with the adoptive family, such as through letters, emails, phone calls, or visits. They will also give you compassionate and personalized attention, and can refer you to places that might help you with medical, housing, and legal needs, as well as with maternity clothes. And all of Lifetime’s services are free to you, the birthparent.

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Topics: Adoption services, Adoption choices

Isn’t Adoption Giving Up Your Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 19, 2014

Question: I am trying to decide between parenting my daughter or doing adoption. But, how can I ever give up my baby for adoption?

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Topics: Adoption choices

Quiz: Am I Ready to Parent?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 12, 2014

As you consider adoption, it’s totally normal to also wonder what kind of a parent you would be. Choosing your child’s parents through adoption lets you evaluate what kind of parents they will be. But what about you? What kind of parent are you ready to be? This quiz will help you decide if you’re ready right now in your current situation to parent.

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Topics: Adoption choices