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Your Adoption Recovery Timeline

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Dec 29, 2015 11:08:00 AM

It’s totally normal to grieve after your adoption plan for your child happens, and he or she is with their adoptive family. Here’s a general timeline of what you might expect in the first year after placement; you may recover more quickly or it may take longer. No two grieving processes are the same.

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Topics: counseling pregnancy, adoption counseling, Adoption process, Give up my baby, adoption placement

Can I Change My Mind About Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 14, 2013 6:15:10 AM

Question: I’ve been thinking about placing my baby for adoption…what if I change my mind and decide I want to raise my child myself?

Answer: Before all adoption forms are signed, you may change your mind. It’s recommended that you make this decision sooner than later since the longer you wait, the harder it will be. For now, go slowly and take things one step at a time.

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Questions, question, counseling pregnancy, Adoption Tips

Is It Selfish to Consider Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 10, 2013 7:19:00 AM

We often get asked by women who are thinking about making an adoption plan for their child: "is it selfish to consider adoption? Is it selfish to consider parenting" No, neither decision is selfish if you are making it based on the right reasons.

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Topics: Adoption, pregnancy pregnant decisions, Parenting, counseling pregnancy

Phone a Friend

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 15, 2013 2:14:52 AM

Sometimes during pregnancy, especially when you are choosing adoption for your baby, finding someone to talk to about your thoughts and feelings can be one of the most challenging things to do. Rarely do you have someone who’s been there or understands what you are feeling or going through.

At Lifetime Adoption, we have a network of women who have been through this before and are available to speak to you. Just call 1-800-923-6784 and ask your coordinator.

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Topics: counseling pregnancy

Adoption or Abortion?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 11, 2013 2:12:19 AM

Q. I have just found out I am pregnant and I don’t want this baby. I don’t want to be pregnant and give the baby up for adoption. But I don’t believe in abortion. If I could go back in time and undo everything I would. I feel like I have two choices and both of them suck. Should I flip a coin or ??

A. That feeling in the pit of your stomach when you learn you are pregnant and don’t want to be is something that many, many women know and understand. The reality is, like it or not, you are already a mother and responsible for decisions that will affect you and your child’s life forever.

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Topics: Adoption, Pregnancy, Adoption Questions, abortion help pregnant, counseling pregnancy

Not Sure About Adoption...

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 7, 2013 4:36:49 AM

Just today, we got a call from a woman considering adoption for her baby. She asked us: "I'm not sure yet what I want to do. Can I just get information emailed to me for now?"

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Topics: Adoption Questions, pregnancy pregnant decisions, abortion help pregnant, counseling pregnancy

Adoption Magazine: Browse Adoptive Parents

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 28, 2013 1:30:04 AM

Many women have let us know that it helps them understand open adoption better by seeing the kinds of adoptive families to choose from. Often a woman may not be sure about choosing adoption until she finds just the right parents to adopt her baby. One way she can get an idea of the types of parents hoping to adopt is by viewing the Lifetime Adoption Magazine online!

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Topics: 15 and pregnant, Adoption Questions, pregnancy pregnant decisions, 16 and Pregnant, counseling pregnancy

Grab a Free Book About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 27, 2013 5:05:23 AM

If you're considering making an adoption plan for your baby or child, you can get answers and learn about adoption through this short booklet: So I Was Thinking About Adoption.

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Topics: Adoption, pregnancy pregnant decisions, abortion help pregnant, free adoption book, counseling pregnancy, pregnant

Chat Live With Your Adoption Questions

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 25, 2013 1:01:27 AM

Lifetime Adoption offers the ability for you to chat live with a caring Adoption Coordinator right on our website, LifetimeAdoption.com. In this short vid, Lifetime's Founder Mardie Caldwell describes how you can use this live chat feature:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeVVUIytRXU

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Questions, counseling pregnancy

Sunday Adoption Quote

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 24, 2013 2:55:14 AM

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Topics: Adoption, counseling pregnancy, Birthmother