Birth Parents Blog

How to Find a Family Who Will Honor Open Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 14, 2018

"I'm 30 weeks along, and I'm pretty sure that I'm going to adopt out my baby.  I know I want an open adoption, because I would like to get updates on my daughter as she grows up. But, how can I be sure the adoptive family will keep their promise to stay in contact?” 

Most women choosing adoption today want to stay in contact with their child, through emails, photos, social media posts, or visits. One of the ways to make sure that your baby's adoptive couple will keep their promise to stay in contact is to choose a couple who have adopted already. When the adoptive couple has an open adoption relationship with their child's birth mother, it's a good sign that they'd be open to future contact with you as well.

These adoptive couples keep an open adoption relationship with their child's birth family:

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Topics: find a family, how to choose an adoptive family, Open Adoption, contact with my baby, future contact, modern adoption

Can a Couple in Another State Adopt My Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 1, 2018

When you're thinking about adoption, you're looking for the perfect adoptive family for your baby. But is it possible if the adoptive couple lives outside of your state?

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Topics: interstate adoption, how to choose a family for my baby, how to choose an adoptive family

How Do I Know My Baby Will Be Safe?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 10, 2018

The process of choosing just the right adoptive family for your baby can seem complicated. As you look at adoptive parent profiles, they'll probably all look nice and friendly, and say things that you like. But, as one woman puts it, "how do I know the adoptive families I see on your website are fit to be parents? How do I know that my baby will be safe?"

Today, Lifetime is giving you insider info about the in-depth screening and background checks every hopeful adoptive parent must go through in order to adopt so you can gain confidence that your baby will be safe!

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Topics: how to choose a family for my baby, how to choose an adoptive family, adoptive family for my baby, adoption for my baby

How to Get Adoption Answers Anonymously

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 23, 2018

If you’re pregnant and considering adoption, you might not be ready to tell the world just yet. What you need right now is to ask questions about adoption anonymously.

The National Adoption Hotline is here to give you confidential answers to all of your questions! Keep reading to learn how you can reach the hotline for adoption help 24/7.

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Topics: Adoption help, hotline for adoption, adoption hotline, how to choose an adoptive family, Adoption Questions

3 Questions To Think About When Browsing Adoptive Families

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 28, 2017

Are you browsing adoptive family profiles to find just the right parents to raise your child? There's a lot to keep in mind when you're making this selection. It's a big decision with a lot of factors to consider.

So that you can make a choice that you feel comfortable with, Lifetime is sharing three questions to keep in mind. Ask yourself these three questions as you're going through the process of picking adoptive parents:

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Topics: adoptive family for my baby, adoptive family for my child, family for my baby, how to choose a family for my baby, how to choose an adoptive family

The Top 5 'Red Flags' to Watch Out for in Hopeful Adoptive Families

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 31, 2017

We spend lots of time talking with expectant mothers about what they're looking for in the family who will adopt their baby. Most mothers are seeking a couple who are genuinely good and will love their baby unconditionally. 

We talk a lot on this blog about reasons why women choose adoption and how you can select your baby's adoptive family. Today, we're going to talk about why you might say "no" to a hopeful adoptive couple.

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Topics: Adoptive family, adoptive family for my baby, adoptive family for my child, how to choose an adoptive family, how to choose a family for my baby