Birth Parents Blog

Adoption Truth: Avoiding CPS

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 24, 2017

Some women worry that their current situation will cause her child to be taken by CPS (Child Protective Services) and then put into the overcrowded foster care system. The truth is, adoption gives you a say in your child's future. 

As one mom, Zoey, puts it, "I live with my boyfriend and I'm due in a couple months. He plans on making money to support us by selling drugs!

So, I'm worried if I try to raise my baby, she’ll end up being taken by CPS. I want her to have a stable life with two parents. Adoption lets me give her that."

If drug use or other risk factors have been a major concern of yours, consider adoption as a Foster Care or CPS alternative. Today, we're sharing a quick video with you about all about this! 

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Topics: adoption truth, adoption decision, is adoption right for me, Adoption for my child, adoption for my baby, adoption video,, modern adoption, Child Protective Services, CPS

Adoption Truth: Learning the Facts Will Help You Decide

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 17, 2017

The truth is, only you can decide if adoption's best for your situation and for your baby. Learning the facts about modern adoption will help as you make this decision. 

Today, we're sharing a quick video with you about how you can get the facts you need to make this important choice!

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Topics: adoption truth, adoption decision, is adoption right for me, Adoption for my child, adoption for my baby, adoption video,, modern adoption

Creative Outlets Help Birth Mothers

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 1, 2016

Many women who are thinking about whether adoption is right for them find it's helpful to journal. They've shared that journaling helps them sort through their feelings about adoption. Another way to process your adoption decision is through creative activities, such as drawing or coloring.

Lifetime Adoption has inspirational coloring books available for your use! 

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Topics: adoption decision, Adoption journey, adoption for my baby, Adoption for my child

Is Closed Adoption Possible?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 1, 2015

While open adoption is becoming more understood and desired among birth parents and adoptive families, time to time we still are asked by birth mothers, “Can I have a closed adoption?”

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Topics: adoption decision, adopt my baby, closed adoption

In College and Considering Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 10, 2015

Did you know that most college women don’t have accurate information about all of their unplanned pregnancy choices?

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Topics: Adoption for my child, adoption decision, Considering adoption

Download a Free e-Book About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 15, 2015

Are you pregnant and thinking about doing adoption? Whether you have just found out you're pregnant or have been thinking about adoption for awhile, you're not alone. Over 2 million women will face an unplanned pregnancy this year. And, there are many reasons why women choose adoption for their baby or child.
To learn more about choosing adoption, you can get a FREE digital copy of So I Was Thinking About Adoption. This book is short and easy to read, and it's packed with advice, info, checklists, and stories from women who have been where you are. In the book are honest details about adoption and the process, tips on choosing the best plan for your baby, and help on how to tell people about adoption.
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Topics: Adoption for my child, Adoption Book, Give up my baby, adoption decision

How to Tell Your Kids About Your Adoption Plan

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 3, 2015

If you have kids, they may wonder about your pregnancy and adoption decision. Depending on their age, you can tell them that you are going to have a baby, but won’t be able to take care of the baby. Babies need lots of attention, and you may not be able to care for any more children right now. You might explain that you don’t have a crib, special baby food, or a stroller to push the baby in, and there wouldn’t be anyone to care for the baby while you are at work.

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Topics: adoption plan, adoption decision