Birth Parents Blog

How to Make a Connection With the Family You Chose

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 30, 2018

So you've selected adoptive parents for your baby and decided to match with them. With modern adoption, you have choices on how you'd like to move forward with them during the rest of your pregnancy.

Since you'll be a part of each other’s lives for years to come, it's a good idea to get to know your child's adoptive parents throughout your pregnancy. This will allow you to feel positive in the decision you make.

Here are 4 ways you can connect with the adoptive couple:

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Topics: adoption match, Open Adoption, Communication, how to choose a family for my baby, how do I choose an adoptive family?, family for my baby, picking an adoptive family

How to Answer: "Do you have children?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 25, 2013

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

Adoption Q&A: How much will my child know about me?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 7, 2013

A question we often get asked here at Lifetime by women considering adoption is “how much will my child know about me as they grow up?” It’s entirely up to you to decide what type of contact you want with the adoptive family and your child. In an open adoption, you and your child’s adoptive family can have some contact throughout the years. This can vary from letters and photos to visits once or twice a year. You may wish to write a letter or send photos to your child, letting them know how you made this decision out of your love for them. This letter can be given to your child when he or she is old enough to understand.

It is important that the adoptive family have access to your medical records/history for your child’s medical reference in the future. You can pass on any info about yourself and your life to your child’s adoptive parents. Your child will know that this decision was made in order to give them the best future possible.

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Topics: Adoption, children, Open Adoption, Communication, Adoption Tips