Birth Parents Blog

How to Get Adoption Answers Anonymously

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 23, 2018

If you’re pregnant and considering adoption, you might not be ready to tell the world just yet. What you need right now is to ask questions about adoption anonymously.

The National Adoption Hotline is here to give you confidential answers to all of your questions! Keep reading to learn how you can reach the hotline for adoption help 24/7.

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Topics: Adoption help, hotline for adoption, adoption hotline, how to choose an adoptive family, Adoption Questions

Why Would I Consider Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 10, 2017

Question: I just found out I'm pregnant, and I'm freaking out about what I should do. I'm don't think I could go through with abortion, and I don't know how I'd make parenting work. So I'm wondering what are some common reasons that women choose adoption?

Answer: There are tons of reasons women choose adoption instead of parenting or abortion. For whatever reason, right now they're not ready to parent. 

Lifetime has helped birth mothers of all ages, from 11 to 49! Here are a just a few of their reasons for choosing adoption:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Adoption for my child, Adoption help, unplanned pregnancy options, why do women choose adoption?, adopt out my baby

"I'm choosing adoption but my aunt wants to raise my baby. Help!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 3, 2017

Question: "I'm about 99% sure adoption is going to be the best for my baby. My aunt keeps telling me that she'll help me raise my baby, but I know I can't count on her help for long. What can I do?! I love her, and I don't want to hurt her feelings."

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Topics: Parenting, adoption or parenting, Open Adoption, modern adoption, adopt out my baby, Adoption help

Do’s and Don’ts When Thinking About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 8, 2016

Adoption is not an easy decision to make. But, it's a choice that many women have made for a variety of reasons. There isn’t an instruction manual as far as adoption is concerned but here are a few do’s and don’ts of placing your child for adoption that you need to know.

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Topics: adopt out my baby, adopt out my child, Adoption help, is adoption right for me

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

What to Expect With Open Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 5, 2015

If you’re pregnant and doing open adoption for your baby, you may be wondering what the process is. Lifetime Adoption is here every step of the way to walk you through the process. Here are the steps you’ll take before your baby is born:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption help, birth plan, adoption for my baby

Why Do Women Choose Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 6, 2015

Question: What are some of the reasons women choose adoption over parenting or abortion?

Answer: There are many reasons women choose adoption over parenting or abortion. Lifetime has worked with prospective birth mothers from the age of 11 all the way up to 49 years old! Here are a few of the reasons for choosing adoption we’ve heard from them:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Adoption for my child, Adoption help, unplanned pregnancy options

How Can Adoption Help You Cope With an Unplanned Pregnancy?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 16, 2015

There are a lot of questions that go through the mind of a woman when she finds out about an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy. What kind of medical care do I need during my pregnancy? How will I care for this child? Who will be here to support me after the baby is born? Luckily, Lifetime Adoption can help ease your fears about pregnancy, and help you find an adoptive family to love and care for your child.

Financial Assistance During Pregnancy

If you worry about money, or are stressed that you won’t be able to pay for the medical care you need during your pregnancy, we can help you find adoption help that will take some of the weight off your shoulders. Seeing a doctor and taking prenatal vitamins is super important for your own health, and the health of the baby. Getting in to see a doctor as soon as possible, and keeping your appointments, gives your baby the best chance at a healthy life.

 

Worries about medical co-pays and even how to afford gas money or bus fare to get to the doctor can put unneeded stress on you. The baby feels that stress, and it’s not good for either one of you. Luckily, adoptive families can often help with these expenses, and more.

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Topics: Adoption help

Adoption Q&A: Prenatal Care

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 11, 2014

Question: “Can I choose adoption for my baby even if I haven't had much prenatal care up until now?”

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Topics: Adoption help, Pregnancy choices

Homeless and Pregnant

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 4, 2014

Question: “I’m homeless and just found out I’m pregnant! I’ve decided I want to put my child up for adoption. I need help with housing…is there a pregnancy home or a place I could live?”

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Topics: Adoption help