Birth Parents Blog

Your Adoption Recovery Timeline

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Dec 29, 2015 11:08:00 AM

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

Making a Plan that Works for You and Your Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Oct 3, 2015 3:08:00 PM

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

How Soon Can the Adoptive Parents Get Here?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 29, 2015 2:56:00 PM

Adoption today allows a woman to choose the right time to begin a plan for her child. She can research or choose adoption any time before or after her baby’s birth, or even while in labor. It’s never too late to start an adoption plan for a child!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption for my child, Adoption process, adopt my baby

4 Things That Might Surprise You About the Adoption Process

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 13, 2015 12:04:00 PM


Being pregnant can be a scary time if you don’t know what to do. Considering all of your options and making a choice to consider adoption is not only brave, it’s selfless and smart. If you have all the information, it can make things a little less scary, and maybe even help you make the right decision for you and your baby. Here are 4 things you may not know about the adoption process.

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Topics: Adoption process