Birth Parents Blog

Post-Placement, 4 Things That’ll Help You Get Through

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 10, 2016 10:27:34 AM

After your adoption plan for your baby or child happens, you’ll probably be going through lots of emotions. Add to that, the post-partum soreness, and you may be going through a pretty intense time. Here are 4 simple things that can help with what you’re going through:

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Topics: birth mother, adoption counseling, adoption placement, post-placement, after adoption

Tips from Birthmoms to Women Considering Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 27, 2016 10:32:28 AM

We saw a great article from The Huffington Post featuring experiences from real-life birth mothers, offering tips to women who are considering adoption for a child. We love to see validating and positive insights like these about adoption today. After all, every woman who is facing an adoption decision for a newborn or young child will move through a LOT of questions, many thoughts, emotions, more questions, and even a grieving cycle that begins before her adoption plan takes place. We agree with all of these tips, and at Lifetime it’s a priority to us to offer services and resources that can point each woman who is considering adoption in a direction that will allow her to make a decision SHE feels is right for her and her child in the long run.

Here’s how Lifetime can help women with each tip recommended at the Huffpost Parents interview:

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Topics: birth mother, free adoption book, Adoption for my child, Adoption Book, adoption for my baby

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

How to Answer: "Do you have children?"

Posted by grace on Oct 25, 2013 2:00:08 AM

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Topics: birth mother, Adoption Questions, question, Communication, Adoption Tips, Birthmother, pregnant, Talking to Birthmothers

Throwback Thursday, Adoption-Style

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 30, 2013 3:26:17 AM

In 2009 we had the pleasure of reuniting with some of Lifetime's birth mothers for a PBS taping about Lifetime and open adoption. It was a JOY for Lifetime Adoption's Founder Mardie Caldwell to meet this precious woman, the birth mother of one of the children featured on Mardie's first book, "Adopting Online". See here the circled boy in the cowboy hat. He, his birthmom, and his adoptive mom all share a very sweet relationship through open adoption.

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Topics: birth mother, Adoption, Open Adoption, Awareness

Adoption Truth

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 19, 2013 2:47:05 AM

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Topics: birth mother, Adoption, children, foster care, Child Protective Services

"Dear Abby" Question About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 7, 2013 1:41:00 AM

Here’s a recent "Dear Abby" about adoption:

Dear Abby: You recently printed a letter from "Marylou in Houston" about the pain of placing a child for adoption. When I went through this experience, I wrote a poem. You have my permission to print it if you think it will help others to understand the roller-coaster emotions a birth mother goes through making this decision.
--LISA BOTE-PHILLIPS, ALASKA

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Topics: birth mother, Adoption, Pregnancy, Adoption Questions, unplanned pregnancy, pregnancy pregnant decisions, counseling pregnancy, Adoption Tips, pregnant

Pregnant and Considering Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 6, 2013 1:47:21 AM

Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy and thinking of placing your baby for adoption? This short video shares how you can get the adoption support you need during this time. Visit www.LifetimeAdoption.com to customize your open adoption plan.

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Topics: birth mother, Adoption, Pregnancy, Adoption Questions, Confidentiality, unplanned pregnancy, pregnancy pregnant decisions, counseling pregnancy, Birthmother

Treasures in a Bag Supports Adoption Foundation

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 29, 2009 2:30:00 AM

Treasures in a Bag is a fun and exciting gold panning activity for all ages that raises funds for the non-profit, Lifetime Foundation. In the interview below, Mardie Caldwell, Founder of Treasures in a Bag, explains how the gold panning & treasure hunting fundraising events work in the Gold Country.

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Topics: birth mother, Adoption, scholarship

National Birth Mother's Day video

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 8, 2009 1:54:00 AM


Tomorrow is National Birth Mother's Day!

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Topics: Birthmother's Day, birth mother, Adoption, Birth Mother's Day