Birth Parents Blog

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

How to Be Honest With Your Baby's Father

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 9, 2018

Discovering that you’re pregnant when you're not ready to parent undoubtedly brings up lots of emotions. When it comes to your baby's father, you might be worried about how to tell him you're pregnant. If you're thinking about hiding the pregnancy from him and then hiding his identity during the adoption process, don't. Today, we're going to tell you why telling him you're pregnant is important.

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Topics: Baby's father, Adoption process, baby's dad, hiding my pregnancy

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

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

How Soon Can the Adoptive Parents Get Here?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 29, 2015

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 January 13, 2015

 

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