Birth Parents Blog

Birth Mother to Birth Mother…Cheryl Shares Her Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Aug 9, 2016 12:51:03 PM

Cheryl and her husband Al are a hopeful adoptive couple, waiting to adopt a baby through Lifetime. They’re open to adopting a baby (or child up to two years old) of any race.

Al and Cheryl share, “Cheryl is a birth mother herself and truly values the importance of keeping in contact through the years. We’d love to get to know you, if you’re comfortable, and to have an open adoption that works for you." Check out Al and Cheryl’s adoption website here.

When Cheryl was younger, she made an adoption plan for her baby. In this video, Cheryl shares her adoption story as she speaks from the heart as a birth mother.

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Topics: adoption stories, Adoption story, birth mother videos, birth mother stories

What Adoption Was Like for Me - Birth Mothers Share Their Stories

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 22, 2016 12:42:33 PM

Have you been wondering "what's open adoption like?" and "I'm not sure I could adopt out my baby, how do women do that?" When you're thinking about adoption for your baby, it helps to see adoption from the perspective of a woman who has chosen adoption. One of the best ways to learn about open adoption is to learn from women who have created an adoption plan for a child. 

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Topics: adoption stories, Adoption for my child, Adoption story, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby

Writing Your Own Adoption Stories

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Dec 12, 2014 3:42:00 PM

There are a lot of adoption stories out there that you may hear in the months leading up to (and in the years after) adoption. Some will be negative, some will be positive, but only one truly matters: Yours.

People love to tell their story, and people love to give advice. Rest assured that once you let others know you have made the loving decision that adoption is right for you and your baby, stories and advice will come flooding in. Some will be good, and some will be bad. Some will make you cry tears of joy, and others will upset you. The important thing to keep in mind when hearing any of these adoption stories—good or bad—is that your story is the only one you should be concerned with. It’s good to hear from others, of course. That’s one way to learn about adoption and make well-informed choices. But don’t fall into the trap of thinking your adoption story will be exactly like someone else’s.

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Topics: adoption stories

The Benefit of Knowing: Open Adoption Stories

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 1, 2014 5:04:32 AM

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Topics: Open Adoption, adoption stories, Adoption Book

Inspiring Adoption Quotes

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Aug 22, 2014 2:02:53 PM

Making an adoption plan for your baby (or child) is something that takes strength, courage, and love. That’s why these adoption quotes are so important; the people who said them have been where you are now. They’ve experienced an unexpected pregnancy and created an open adoption plan. They too experienced the different feelings you may be facing right now. So their quotes can inspire you and confirm in the decision you’re making.

We hope that their words make you feel less alone, reassure you, and give you peace.

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Topics: birth mother, Adoption, adoption stories, Adoption for my child

Recognizing Our Armed Forces on the 4th of July

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 4, 2014 1:00:59 AM

Lifetime Adoption would like to thank our armed forces this 4th of July, for your service to our country! We would also like to share one of our sister adoption websites with you, where adoptive family profiles of active-duty military couples are listed: USAadoption.com . You can learn more about the adoptive families for children by clicking on the link below:

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Topics: adoption stories, USAadoption.com

The Perfect Adoptive Family for My Child

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 21, 2014 6:51:38 AM

Here's a sweet email we received from one of Lifetime's birth mothers this past week:

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Topics: adoption stories, Adoptive family

Birth Mother Tammy’s Adoption Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 30, 2014 6:45:11 AM

Wondering what it’s like to place your baby for adoption? And how might you feel afterwards? Recently, birth mother Tammy shared about her adoption experience and how it affects her life today. Learn what she looked for in an adoptive couple, and how she found peace through open adoption.

Tammy made an adoption plan for her son 18 years ago. Today, Tammy is a birth mother peer counselor and promotes adoption. Her insights and 18 years of experience through her own story show what open adoption can be like:

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Topics: adoption stories, Adoption for my child

Lifetime Has Peer Counseling Available

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 8, 2013 3:02:00 PM

When you are thinking about making an adoption plan for your baby or child, it can help to speak with someone else who has chosen adoption. At Lifetime Adoption, we offer peer support for women considering adoption as a birth mother. It can really help to talk with someone who’s been through what you’re going through!

 

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Topics: adoption stories, Talking to Birthmothers