Birth Parents Blog

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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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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"I need to adopt out my toddler!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 27, 2018

"I'm a single mom to a two-year-old girl. Ever since she was born, it's been a struggle to pay bills and make sure she has everything she needs. I don't have any support from my parents, who stopped talking to me once I got pregnant. And her dad up and disappeared when he learned I was pregnant.

I only see my daughter when I'm taking her to daycare in the morning on the bus. I want her to have better than this. It breaks my heart to have to admit this, but I think I need to adopt out my toddler!"

Know that you're not alone: we often hear from moms of older children, contacting us for adoption info. Their reasons for looking into adoption at this point vary. Many have other kids in the house and not having enough money is making it impossible to care for them. 

Keep reading to discover your options with an older child adoption at Lifetime!

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Topics: Adoption for my child, older child adoption

How to Choose the Right Adoptive Parents

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 6, 2018

If you're pregnant and not ready to become a mom but want to be sure that your child has every chance at a wonderful and happy life, adoption may be best. One of the first steps with making an adoption plan is looking for adoptive parents for your baby that are the type of family you'd like for your child.

You might be wondering 'just how exactly do I find the right adoptive parents?'  Today, Lifetime's giving you tips on how to choose the right adoptive parents; ones who fit your dreams for your baby’s future!

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Topics: Adoption for my child, picking an adoptive family, adoptive couple for my baby, picking an adoptive couple, adoptive parents for my baby

The Best of This Blog: Top 10 Posts from 2017

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 29, 2017

In 2017, Lifetime's blog covered topics ranging from how to pick an adoptive family and how to know if adoption's right for you to birth mothers sharing their adoption stories. It's our goal to keep writing useful, quality content for readers like you in the new year!

Here are our top 10 posts of 2017:

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How to Speak to Adoptive Parents for the First Time

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 26, 2017

It's hard to know for sure if the adoptive couple you like are the right ones. Speaking with them can help you decide.

At the end of the day, their adoption profile can only tell you so much about them. What you can’t get from a profile is the feeling behind what they’ve written. By being able to ask them questions directly, you’re able to get the full picture of the adoptive couple as potential parents to your baby.

Keep reading to get Lifetime's tips on what to ask adoptive parents when you talk to them for the first time!

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Topics: Adoption for my child, adoption for my baby, family to adopt my baby

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 Questions, Adoption for my child, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopt out my child

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

The Top 6 YouTube Channels About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 24, 2017

If you've been thinking about adoption, you probably have a wide range of emotions. And, you probably have lots of questions too, about how open adoption works and what your choices are. Lifetime is always just a call or text away to answer your questions. You can reach Lifetime 24/7, by calling or texting us at 1-800-923-6784.

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