Birth Parents Blog

"With open adoption, I can see my daughter grow up!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 9, 2018

This guest post was written by Hailey, a birth mother who chose adoption for her daughter six years ago.

"After three weeks of being pregnant with a baby I knew I couldn't parent, I sat down and devoted my time to looking at adoptive family websites. I was curious about adopting my baby out. I looked at SO many adoptive parent profiles. Never knew there were so many couples wanting to give their love!

I wanted to feel a connection to the couple I chose. Since I grew up with an older brother and sister, I wanted my baby to have the same. And after I found out that my baby would be a girl, I kept seeing her as someone’s little sister.

As they say, when you know, you know. When I picked Jason and Jenni, I knew they'd be perfect parents for my daughter. They already had a three-year-old son, and Jenni is a stay-at-home mom. I felt like she belonged in their family! Honestly, for us, it was 'meant to be.'

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Topics: adoption for my baby, how to choose an adoptive family, what is open adoption like?, Open Adoption, National Adoption Awareness Month, Adoption story, birth mother stories

The Moment I Knew I Should Adopt Out My Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 5, 2018

This guest post is by Kristina, a birth mother.

"I was 19 when I found out I was pregnant. When my gyno confirmed my pregnancy, I was in shock. That day changed my life forever. I remember thinking, am I ready to be a mom? Am I ready to raise this sweet little being? As I asked myself those two questions and took a hard look at my situation, my gut instinct was that I wasn’t ready.

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

An Interview With A Birth Mother: Why I Chose Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 13, 2018

Today, we're sharing one woman's story of choosing adoption for her child. We were able to chat with a birth mother, Ashley, about her experience with open adoption. She gives an honest, intelligent and thought-provoking account of what it was like for her to choose adoption for her son.

Ashley expresses the role this choice has played in the lives of everyone involved. And, she optimistically looks toward the future of the unique relationship built by open adoption.

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Topics: what is open adoption like?, birth mother stories

The Top 6 YouTube Channels About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 24, 2017

If you've been thinking about adoption, you probably have a wide range of emotions. And, you probably have lots of questions too, about how open adoption works and what your choices are. Lifetime is always just a call or text away to answer your questions. You can reach Lifetime 24/7, by calling or texting us at 1-800-923-6784.

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Topics: adoption video,, birth mother videos, Adoption for my child, adoption for my baby, adopt out my baby, modern adoption, birth mother stories, adoption stories

"I Chose Adoption Because My Daughter is the Most Important Thing in the World to Me"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 11, 2017

Emily's Story

"After I saw that tiny "plus" sign on the pregnancy test, I was so clueless what I'd do. I was panicking. My boyfriend said he'd pay to "get it taken care of"...meaning have an abortion. My sister Ashley said, "If it were me, I'd give my baby up for adoption." Like she could imagine what I was going through!

I was super scared, and I thought my only choice was to keep my daughter and make it work. My mom told me that she had me when she was just 18, and I turned out just fine. So, I kept thinking that if she could do it, I could too. I really never even considered an abortion.

I did think about adoption, but I felt like I would be giving up if I just gave my baby away. I was always feeling like a failure but thought if I tried hard enough I could be a good mom.

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

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

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

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