Birth Parents Blog

What to Expect When You Make an Adoption Plan (Part 2)

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 13, 2018

Today's blog post is a follow-up to last week's popular one, all about what you can expect when you make an adoption plan

Your baby’s birth will launch the final part of your adoption plan. It’s totally normal if during this time you feel tons of different emotions, such as sadness, anger, and confusion. Lifetime is definitely here to listen, and we encourage you to take advantage of the no-cost counseling available to you. Both while making an adoption plan AND after your adoption plan goes through, you get one-on-one counseling from a licensed therapist, and talk with other birth mothers who have been where you are now.

In today's post, we're sharing details about what happens in the last part of your adoption plan. So, here's what will go down:

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Topics: Open Adoption, adoption plan, open adoption visits, adoption placement

Post-Adoption Support, Healing, and Hope

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 9, 2018

Your adoption story doesn’t just end after you leave the hospital or when the adoption becomes final. Adoption is a lifelong journey that's just starting now.

While it'll take a few weeks to recover physically from giving birth, the emotional recovery can be a whole other story. Many birth mothers find that the first few weeks are very difficult, and need post-adoption support. Emotions are raw, and the feelings of grief are intense.

It’s totally normal to feel sad after your adoption plan happens, and your child is with their adoptive family. Today, Lifetime is sharing a general timeline of what to expect in the first year after placement. Keep in mind that every woman's experience with adoption is going to be different; no two grieving processes are the same.

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Topics: counseling pregnancy, adoption counseling, Adoption process, Give up my baby, adoption for my baby, adoption placement

Post-Placement, 4 Things That’ll Help You Get Through

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 10, 2016

After your adoption plan for your baby or child happens, you’ll probably be going through lots of emotions. Add to that, the post-partum soreness, and you may be going through a pretty intense time. Here are 4 simple things that can help with what you’re going through:

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Topics: birth mother, adoption counseling, adoption placement, post-placement, after adoption

What to Expect in an Open Adoption After Your Baby is Born

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 8, 2016

This post is a follow-up to a post we did last month, called "What to Expect With Open Adoption."

Your baby’s birth will begin the final part of the adoption process. It’s normal if during this time you feel many different ways, like sad, angry, and confused. What can help is one-on-one counseling, and/or support from other birth mothers.

Here’s what happens in the final phrases of adoption:

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Topics: Open Adoption, adoption plan, open adoption visits, adoption placement

Your Adoption Recovery Timeline

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 29, 2015

It’s totally normal to grieve after your adoption plan for your child happens, and he or she is with their adoptive family. Here’s a general timeline of what you might expect in the first year after placement; you may recover more quickly or it may take longer. No two grieving processes are the same.

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Topics: counseling pregnancy, adoption counseling, Adoption process, Give up my baby, adoption placement