Birth Parents Blog

How Do I Know if Adoption is Right for Me?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 26, 2018

If you’ve just been surprised by an unplanned pregnancy, you might be weighing your options. Let’s face it: being pregnant doesn’t always mean you are ready to be a mom. It’s hard to think that as much as you love your baby already, you might not feel ready to become a parent right now and may be considering giving your baby up for adoption.

It's important to make your decision based on what your life is like right now. Making an adoption plan for your baby is such a loving choice, but that doesn't mean it's not a hard one to make.

Today, Lifetime is giving you 5 questions to ask yourself if you’re wondering “is adoption right for me?”

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Book, adopt out my baby, parenting or adoption,, adoption or parenting

Parenting vs. Adoption: How Did I Decide?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 19, 2018

Today, we wanted to switch things up and let you hear from one of our birth moms!

In this guest blog post, she gives advice on how she came to realize that adoption was going to be the best choice for her:

"The decision of whether to make an adoption plan or to parent is without a doubt the toughest decision I've ever made in my life. I went through many sleepless nights and lots of thinking before I was finally able to see that adoption was the best decision. Not just for myself, but for my baby too given my situation. If I were to give anyone thinking about adoption any advice, it would be this...

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Topics: How Does Adoption Work, Open Adoption, parenting or adoption,, adoption or parenting, is adoption right for me

"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

Teens and Adoption...What Are Your Rights?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 4, 2017

If you’re in your teens and are pregnant, your parents can’t force you into a decision about your baby. Before you decide what to do about your pregnancy, make sure to learn all that you can about your pregnancy choices and parenting options. Lifetime is available 24/7 to help you learn about adoption, including all of the birth mother rights and choices you have with modern adoption.

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Topics: teen pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy options, adoption or parenting, positive pregnancy test

Confessions of a Single Mom: Parenting Seems Impossible!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 14, 2017

"When I had my son at 20, I was so determined to make it work out. But, I didn't have a college education, so I wasn't able to get hired at a high-paying job. Single parenting seems impossible (my son's dad disappeared when he heard I was pregnant). For the last two years, I've been working overtime at two jobs. I only see my son in the morning when I rush him to daycare and at night when I put him to bed. So, I've started thinking about adoption..."

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Topics: adoption or parenting, single parenting, adopt out my child, Adoption for my child, older child adoption

Making a Plan that Works for You and Your Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 3, 2015

This week, a woman thinking about adoption shared “I think an adoption is the best plan for my baby, but my aunt and friends say they think I should raise my baby with their help. I don’t know how long I can count on them to help, especially since I’ve been through this before and after a couple months they didn’t help much with my first child. What should I do?”

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Topics: Open Adoption, parents, Parenting, Adoption process, adoption plan, Adoption story, adoption or parenting

Would I Be a Good Parent?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 2, 2015

Question: What is the best way to figure out what kind of parent I would be? I’m confused and really want to make the right decision. Read More

Topics: Adoption, adoption Q&A, adopt my baby, adoption or parenting

The 8 Best Questions to Ask an Adoption Center

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 28, 2015

Making an adoption plan for your child is a huge decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. These 8 questions will help you select the right adoption professional for you. Your journey will go a lot smoother if you are working with a good adoption company…they will be there to answer your questions and help you deal with things you’re worried about.

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Topics: Pregnancy choices, adoption plan, adoption or parenting