Birth Parents Blog

My Baby Will Have Special Needs-Can I Choose Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 21, 2017

"I'm due next month, and just found out my baby will have special needs! I have no idea how I'm going to manage all these medical bills or give him the extra care he'll need. So, I'm thinking about adoption. But, will anyone want to adopt him?"

Yes! There are hopeful adoptive couples ready and waiting to give the long-term care and commitment that a special needs baby will need. High medical bills, extra care and attention, and personal sacrifices usually come along with having a special needs child. If you're unable to provide the commitment, time, and financial support he needs, there are adoption options available to you.

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Topics: Adoption options, Special Needs Adoptions, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, thinking about adoption

"Can I Do Adoption if My Baby Has a Medical Issue?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 12, 2016

"We were actually happy when we found out about my pregnancy. But at my last ultrasound I got some unexpected news. Our baby's going to have a heart condition that the doctors say could need a few surgeries in his early years, but I'm not sure our relationship can take the stress, and we don't have very good insurance to cover the costs.

I’m not sure what to do, but we are really worried and now we’re not sure we can do this. We’ve even been fighting more often and I’m not sure our relationship can make it through this. It’s uncertain what will happen, and we won’t know more information until later in my pregnancy, but if we can’t handle our baby’s needs are there parents who could? Is an adoption possible for us?”

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Topics: Special Needs Adoptions, Adoption options, Newborn Adoption, 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

Choosing Families For Your Adoption Options

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 27, 2015

You have a lot of adoption options available to you, including choosing the right family for your child. There are families waiting to adopt at Lifetime from a variety of different places, races, sizes, and types. While each of these families are uniquely different, what they have in common is a strong desire to provide a stable and secure home to a child.

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Topics: Adoption options

Adoption Options for a Baby With Special Needs

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 8, 2015

Babies born with disabilities or medical problems have very special needs. Increased medical bills, extra care and attention, and personal sacrifices often come along with these special needs children. If you are unable to provide the care, time, and financial resources, there are adoption options for a baby with special needs.

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Topics: Adoption options

What are my Adoption Options for an Older Child?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 31, 2015

This is a tough question that no mother wants to have to ask herself. But if you find yourself thinking about adoption, it might just mean that you are in a bad situation and love your child so much that you want the best for them no matter what. Looking at adoption options might be the best solution.

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Topics: Adoption options

Unwanted Pregnancy: Options Are Out There

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 19, 2014

 

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Topics: Adoption options, unwanted pregnancy options

Getting to Know Your Adoption Options

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 14, 2014

If you’re pregnant and considering what options are available for you and your child, you are probably feeling a lot of stress and uncertainty about what to do. While no one can make this choice for you, there are many ways others can assist you in reaching the best decision possible, reducing your stress and fear along the way. A counselor, pastor, trusted friend, and/or family member may be able to offer emotional support and talk to you about your questions, concerns, and desires. As a practical matter, it is also helpful to educate yourself as much as possible about all avenues available to you and your child, such as the various adoption options for birth mothers.

You may be surprised to learn that there are several different ways to pursue adoption of your child. The best way for you will depend on your particular life situation and needs.

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Topics: Adoption resources, Adoption options