Birth Parents Blog

"Why Do I Need to Share My Medical History?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 2, 2018

Question: "I just started going through the adoption paperwork that my coordinator at Lifetime sent me. Why do I need to share my family and medical history? Does the adoptive couple have to know this info?"

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Topics: Adoption Questions, adoption paperwork, open adoption questions

How to Get Adoption Answers Anonymously

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 23, 2018

If you’re pregnant and considering adoption, you might not be ready to tell the world just yet. What you need right now is to ask questions about adoption anonymously.

The National Adoption Hotline is here to give you confidential answers to all of your questions! Keep reading to learn how you can reach the hotline for adoption help 24/7.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Adoption help, how to choose an adoptive family, adoption hotline, hotline for adoption

Surviving the Holidays When You’re Doing Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 15, 2017

The holidays can be a difficult time, whether you're in the middle of making an adoption plan for your baby, or are still thinking about it. You might be worried about nosy questions or rude comments from your relatives.

Are you worried about going to family celebrations with your baby bump showing? Today, Lifetime is giving you completely honest tips and ideas for surviving the holidays.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Adoption for my child, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopt out my child

What Are the Benefits to Open Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 2, 2017

If you’ve just started to think about adoption for your baby (or child), you’ve probably heard the term "open adoption." What does it mean? And what are the benefits to you choosing an open adoption plan for your child? Today, Lifetime shares the answers to both these adoption questions!

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Open Adoption, adopt out my baby, open adoption visits, adopt out my child, what is open adoption like?

Surviving the Holidays When You’ve Chosen Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 23, 2016

Maybe you have an adoption plan in the works for your baby, or maybe you’re still thinking about adoption. During the holidays, you might get nosy questions from your family. When you go to Christmas celebrations and your baby bump is showing, what will your response to their questions be? Today, we’re sharing some tips and ideas on what you can do.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Adoption for my child, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopt out my child

Can I Do Adoption if I've Been Using Drugs?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 5, 2016

Question: “I know it’s bad, but I have used drugs during my pregnancy. My doctor sort of scared me and now I’m worried that even adoption isn’t an option for me. Would anyone want to adopt my baby, even though I’ve been using drugs while pregnant?”

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Drugs, prenatal drug exposure, drug-exposed baby

Answers to the Top Questions Women Ask About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 28, 2016

You probably have tons of questions as you think about making an adoption plan for your baby or child, such as “how could someone give their baby away?”, “what’s open adoption?” and “will I ever see my child again?”

Every woman who has chosen adoption started with questions. To help answer these, Lifetime has created a short eBook that you can download. It answers the top 24 questions women have about adoption.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Adoption for my child, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopt out my child

Questions You May Be Asked When Thinking About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 21, 2016

Adoption services are confidential, even when you’re just researching. It helps to provide information about yourself, your pregnancy, and your situation to adoption coordinators, so that you get more specific answers and resources tailored to your needs. Here are a few questions you might be asked as you consider adoption:

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Adoption for my child, adoption plan, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby

Questions About Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 4, 2015

If you're pregnant and thinking about adoption, or looking into adoption options for your child, chances are you have lots of questions. As you decide what will work out best for you and your child, there are two important things we want to share about adoption:

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Adoption webinar, Adoption choices

Questions About Adoption? Chat Live With an Adoption Specialist

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 20, 2014

When women first start to consider making an adoption plan, it’s common to have a lot of questions and concerns. We’re here to help you with adoption answers! Maybe you have questions about the waiting adoptive families for children, or are wondering about your rights as you consider placing a child for adoption. At the site Adoption Live Chat, you can chat with real people who will answer your adoption questions. You can choose to receive info on the adoption option and on families waiting to adopt via mail, email, text message, or over the phone.

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Topics: Adoption Questions