Birth Parents Blog

The Unavoidable Question: “Should I Give My Baby Up for Adoption?”

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 17, 2014

In your first few months of pregnancy, most people will not realize you are pregnant. You haven’t yet begun to show. As you get further along, people will begin to notice. Many moms-to-be enjoy the attention, but for women who have decided on adoption, they may not want the attention. Teen moms may face more questions than others, even from complete strangers who want to know about your decision to give Baby up for adoption.

Most people ask questions out of love and concern for your well-being and Baby’s; however, this doesn’t make the questions easier to deal with. Some birth mothers will say they are choosing adoption, while others may not feel comfortable saying that. No matter which category you are in, it’s important to keep in mind that only you can decide what is best for your situation, and that the decision to adopt is one made out of love for your child. In fact, it is often the most responsible and loving decision a birth parent can make.

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Topics: Adoption for my child, Adoption resources

Getting to Know Your Adoption Options

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 14, 2014

If you’re pregnant and considering what options are available for you and your child, you are probably feeling a lot of stress and uncertainty about what to do. While no one can make this choice for you, there are many ways others can assist you in reaching the best decision possible, reducing your stress and fear along the way. A counselor, pastor, trusted friend, and/or family member may be able to offer emotional support and talk to you about your questions, concerns, and desires. As a practical matter, it is also helpful to educate yourself as much as possible about all avenues available to you and your child, such as the various adoption options for birth mothers.

You may be surprised to learn that there are several different ways to pursue adoption of your child. The best way for you will depend on your particular life situation and needs.

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Topics: Adoption resources, Adoption options

Pregnancy Resources for YOU

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 11, 2014

Here at Lifetime Adoption, we receive calls from pregnant women who are freaking out about an unplanned pregnancy and aren’t sure what to do. They are hoping to learn more about the choice of making an adoption plan for a child they aren't prepared for.

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Topics: Adoption resources