Birth Parents Blog

African American Adoptive Couple for My Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 4, 2017 9:20:00 PM

Jamaal and Erinn are a young, African American professional couple who are excited to build their family through adoption!

They're each others' best friends and enjoy traveling and making new memories together. As Christians, they feel that God has called them to adopt. 

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Topics: Open Adoption, African American adoption, African American Adoptions, Adoptive family, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, African American adoptive couple

"Why I Placed My Baby With a Single Mother"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 24, 2017 7:19:00 AM

"Three weeks after a one night stand at a house party, I was feeling 'off'. So, I peed on a stick in my bathroom right before my 8 am Psychology class. To my shock, I got a positive pregnancy test!

There were tons of thoughts running through my head when I found out I was pregnant. I had a hard time focusing. I told the guy I’d had the one night stand with, and he said that he didn’t want any kids right now. I didn’t want any either, but I was knocked up and had to make a decision.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, African American adoption, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopting out my baby

Texas Adoptive Couple Mack and Jamil's Adoption Video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 19, 2016 3:02:00 PM

Mack and Jamil's family of 3 would like to add another blessing! They've been married for 12 years and have loving family and friends who are ready to welcome a new addition to the family. Mack is a professor and Jamil is a pediatrician who only works part time. 

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Topics: African American adoption, Adoptive couple video, Adoptive couple's video, adoption video,, adoptive family video, Texas adoptive couple, African American adoptive couple, adoptive couple from Texas

Texas Adoptive Couple David and Rispba's Adoption Video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Aug 13, 2016 11:40:00 AM

David and Rispba have been married for about 13 years and are looking forward to growing their family through adoption! They're the proud parents of an adopted son, who they adopted through Lifetime in 2012. 

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Topics: African American adoption, Adoptive couple video, adoption video,, adoptive family video, Texas adoptive couple, African American adoptive couple

Adoptive Couple Wesley and Caron from Texas

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 21, 2016 11:43:50 AM

Wesley and Caron love each other so much and are so excited to expand their family through adoption! They're both professionals and strong Christians. They will offer great educational opportunities to your child from primary school throughout college.

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Topics: African American adoption, Adoptive family, Texas adoptive couple

Birth Mother Adrianne Shares Her Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 1, 2013 4:49:06 AM

Recently, Lifetime Adoption held a webinar conference call with a birth mother who shared the story of how she chose to make an adoption plan for her son about seven years ago. Adrianne currently stays in touch with her son and his adoptive family; they'd made an open adoption agreement.

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Topics: Adoption, unplanned pregnancy, African American adoption, African American Adoptions

Adoption Truth

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 19, 2013 3:19:27 AM

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Topics: Pregnancy, African American adoption, African American Adoptions, counseling pregnancy, pregnant

Why I Chose a Single Sista to Adopt by Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 23, 2009 1:38:00 AM

This is the story of Shameka, an African American woman who was facing an unplanned pregnancy:

I found out that I was pregnant during the summer time. I was having a cool time hanging out with a lot of new people, and the baby daddy was someone that I had just met. He was cute and smart...a college guy that was home on break. That was cool with me because I was also home just for the summer and had plans to start college in the fall. He and I got together, and the next thing that I knew, I was taking a pregnancy test.

There was so many things that ran through my head when I found out that I was pregnant. To be honest, there were so many thoughts that I actually could not focus. It was terrible. I told the baby daddy and he told me that he didn't want any children at this point in his life. I didn't want any either, but here I was knocked-up and having to make all types of new decisions.

I decided that abortion was not gonna happen. I had known people that had gone through that process and let's just say, they hated it and they hated themselves afterward for doing it. But, I really was considering adoption, that way someone else that maybe couldn't have a baby on their own could be happy and I would be free to move on with my life also.

So, I made some calls, did a little research online, and finally was ready to learn about adoption. It was not a very "comfortable" time in my life, not only because of the situation being what it was, but I was experiencing horrible bouts of morning sickness. I placed a call to African American Adoptions Online:
1-800-923-6784. It was one of the toughest calls I’ve ever made, but I made it through and I felt that my mind was a little less fuzzy afterward.

The adoption counselor and I spoke pretty in-depth about what I wanted for this baby. I told her that whoever adopted my child needed to be strong, African-American like me, and respected. I wasn't ready to be a mom, but I know what a good mom and parent should be.

As time when on, my adoption counselor and I had narrowed it down to two families. I would have to decide between this really great couple and a single African-American woman that wanted to be a mom. The adoption counselor was kind of shocked when I told her that I picked the single woman. But, in my heart, I know that it was the right decision for this child. Here's why...
Click here to read the rest of Shameka's story...

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Topics: Adoption, pregnancy pregnant decisions, African American adoption