Birth Parents Blog

"What if People Ask Me If I Have Kids?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 6, 2018

Many birth mothers have found it difficult to talk about their birth child with people they don’t know. Do you feel that the person asking if you have kids is someone you’d like to share your personal feelings with?

If you are OK with going into detail about your adoption plan, that's great. If not and you find it easier just to say “No,” it doesn't mean you’re denying you have a child. Don't feel guilty about answering "no."

If you haven't found a response you’re comfortable with, here are a few suggestions. One of these might work for you when you're asked: "Do you have any children?”

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Topics: Adoption story, adoption for my baby, post-adoption, what is open adoption like?, contact with my baby

"I knew adoption was the best thing I could do for my son"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 5, 2017

What’s it like to experience an unplanned pregnancy while you’re still in college? Check out Hannah’s story and how she came to decide on adoption:

"When I saw that positive pregnancy test, I knew I couldn’t make parenting work. I was a full-time college student at the time, deep in debt, and my baby’s dad”wasn’t in the picture. My son would've been in daycare full-time, only seeing me for a few minutes in the early morning and at night. I would have had to work all the time just to afford the necessities. I knew adoption was the answer for me because there are so many couples that desperately want a child, and are prepared to care for one.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Adoption story, positive pregnancy test, place my baby up for adoption, pregnant in college

What It's Really Like to Make an Adoption Plan for Your Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 25, 2017

Why do women choose adoption for their baby? There are so many reasons why, and not one of them are easy. In today's post, we hear the stories of two women about what it was like for them to choose adoption, and create an adoption plan for their baby:

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Topics: adoption plan, Adoption story, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby

"I’m Glad I Did Adoption...I Did What Was Best for My Daughter"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 13, 2017

"When I got a positive pregnancy test, my boyfriend and I were in college, and we weren’t working. I knew then that he wasn’t the guy I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. And, I grew up with divorced parents, so I didn’t want my child growing up the same way. Once the shock of being pregnant started to wear off, I started looking into adoption.

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Topics: Adoption story, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, birth mother stories, choosing adoption for my baby

"Adoption Was the Best Decision of My Life"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 20, 2016

It's so great to hear from the women we’ve helped as they considered adoption for their children. Recently, we were emailed by a woman who chose adoption for her infant daughter three years ago; she shared this wonderful update and beautiful photos:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Adoption story, adopt my baby, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby

Then and Now: Birth Mother Laura Shares Her Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 2, 2016

Laura made an adoption plan for her son Spencer 18 years ago, and chose to have a very open adoption with the adoptive mom she chose. She's maintained yearly visits with her son and the adoptive mom, Theresa. Read on to find out more about open adoption, and to see how it looks in birth mom Laura's life today...

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption for my child, Adoption story, open adoption visits, adoption for my baby, then and now, birth mother stories

Liz’s Adoption Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 30, 2016

Through an unplanned pregnancy, birth mother Liz discovered more than just a plan for her daughter’s future through open adoption.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption story, open adoption visits, birth mother stories

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

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 22, 2016

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

Reviews from Women Who Made an Adoption Plan Through Lifetime

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 31, 2015

Here are just a few of the many notes, comments, and emails from Lifetime birth mothers, sharing their stories of placing their baby up for adoption, and their hopes for the future.

“Hey there. I wanted to thank you again for helping me find such an amazing family for my little girl. In 12 days she will be 1 year old. I can’t thank you enough for making the process to find her adoptive parents so easy! I know she is well taken care of. :) Have an amazing day!”

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Topics: Adoption story, giving a baby up for adoption, adopt out my baby, reviews of Lifetime Adoption

How I Chose Adoption for my Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 16, 2015

Are you wondering what it's like to place your baby for adoption? How are you going to feel afterwards? How do you know what to look for in the adoptive family profiles? How will you move on with your life after adoption? Birth mother Tammy shares answers to these questions and more in her story:

“When I found out I was pregnant, my first son was a year and a half old. The birth father and I didn’t have a great relationship at all. I’d moved from Florida to California with the dream of having a family in my mind. I wanted to move on with our fairy tale life and it didn’t happen that way. He started going out a lot which was stressful on me. I was caring for our one and a half year old son and trying to work at the same time. We lived with his parents and it was not good!

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Open Adoption, Adoption for my child, Adoption story, adoption for my baby