Birth Parents Blog

Adoption Doesn’t Mean That You’re “Giving Up”

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 22, 2018

In the media, birth mothers are often portrayed as women who decide to "give up" their babies for adoption. From talk shows, to movies, and even to casual chats with friends, the term "give up" is often mentioned in connection with adoption. Today, we're going to explain why adoption doesn't mean that you're giving up.

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"I Don't Think You'll Be Able to Adopt Out Your Baby!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 19, 2017

There’s just something about seeing a pregnant belly that makes people dish out their opinions and advice. All of a sudden, people want to tell you their pregnancy story and their friends’ pregnancy stories. And then they ask questions like "Is it a boy or a girl?" "When are you due?" and "Do you have names chosen?"

Whether or not you choose to share about your adoption plans is completely up to you. "I wanted to be honest with some people, so I told them about my adoption plans. It felt like a lie to pretend that I was bringing this baby home. People's responses ranged from surprise to disappointment," says a birth mother who made an adoption plan with Lifetime. "My aunt even said, 'I know you, I don't think you'll be able to adopt out your baby!'" How do you respond to a comment like that?

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"At 19, I chose to adopt out my baby. Here's why..."

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 5, 2017

"I wanted to write a special note to all the women out there thinking about adoption, just from me. When I was 19, I chose to adopt out my baby boy. Here's my story...

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What to Do When He Wants You to Get an Abortion

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 14, 2017

Question: "My boyfriend and I have been dating for three years, and we live together. We just found out that I’m pregnant, and we’re definitely not ready to be parents! Neither of us can hold down a job and we've been evicted from apartments lots of times over the past year. 

He’s trying to persuade me to get an abortion, but I don’t think it’s the right thing to do. I’m thinking of adopting out my baby. How can I convince him that adoption is the best choice in our situation?"

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Topics: Baby's father, I could never give my baby away for adoption!, adopting out my baby, abortion or adoption

How to Support a Friend Who’s Choosing Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 10, 2017

Question: My best friend found out she was pregnant four months ago. Getting pregnant wasn’t at all in her plan right now. She’s not ready to become a mom yet, and she’s chosen adoption. A lot of our friends are hating on her and saying “I could never give my baby away!” How can I have her back right now?

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"Is It Bad to Adopt Out My Baby?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 29, 2016

When you’re pregnant and thinking about adoption, you’ve probably got some big questions on your mind right now…

How do I know I’m not making the wrong choice?

Will I regret my decision?

Does giving up my baby for adoption make me a bad person?

Making an adoption plan for your baby isn’t an easy thing to do. The fact you’re struggling with your decision shows how much you love your baby and want what’s best for him or her.

Choosing adoption doesn’t make you a bad person, it just makes you different. Being different means that you may be judged: in some cases positively, in other cases not.

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