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Adoption Truth: Learning the Facts Will Help You Decide

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 17, 2017

The truth is, only you can decide if adoption's best for your situation and for your baby. Learning the facts about modern adoption will help as you make this decision. 

Today, we're sharing a quick video with you about how you can get the facts you need to make this important choice!

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Topics: Adoption for my child, adoption truth, adoption decision, adoption video,, adoption for my baby, is adoption right for me, modern adoption

The Top 10 Do's and Don'ts When You're Thinking About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 14, 2017

Deciding to make an adoption plan for your baby (or child) isn't an easy decision to make.  What has helped many women in your shoes is the knowledge that they're in the "driver's seat" with modern adoption.

With modern adoption, you're able to interview adoptive parents for your baby and hand-pick your top choice. You also have the right to stay in touch with the adoptive family and your child.  

 

Today, Lifetime's sharing our top 10 do's and don'ts to keep in mind if you're thinking about adoption:

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Topics: Open Adoption, adopt out my baby, is adoption right for me, adopt out my child, thinking about adoption, modern adoption, adoption plan for my baby

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

The Top 5 Myths About Choosing Adoption for Your Child

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 17, 2017

Choosing adoption for your child isn't easy. What makes it harder are all the harsh adoption myths shown in the media. It can get easy to forget what the adoption is about: creating a family.

If you're thinking about adoption, we want to share the truth on the top 5 myths about choosing adoption for your child:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Myths, Adoption for my child, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopt out my child, modern adoption

"I'm choosing adoption but my aunt wants to raise my baby. Help!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 3, 2017

Question: "I'm about 99% sure adoption is going to be the best for my baby. My aunt keeps telling me that she'll help me raise my baby, but I know I can't count on her help for long. What can I do?! I love her, and I don't want to hurt her feelings."

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Topics: Open Adoption, Parenting, Adoption help, adoption or parenting, adopt out my baby, modern adoption

Our FREE App Helps You Learn if Adoption is Right for You!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 22, 2017

Did you know Lifetime offers a FREE app for women to learn more about open adoption and the families waiting to adopt? Just today a woman considering adoption commented on our app, "This is so cool!" Get your free download here:

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Topics: Smart Phone Adoption Apps., is adoption right for me, modern adoption, adoptive parents for my baby, Open Adoption app, smart phone app about adoption

Learn How Modern Adoption Works in These Short Videos

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 22, 2017

If you've just started to think about adoption for your baby or child, it can be hard to picture how it'd work. Many women find it helpful to hear about what adoption is like from other mothers who have chosen adoption for their child.

Today, Lifetime is showing you videos of women sharing their own modern adoption stories as birth mothers. These videos will give you a real-life look at what modern adoption is like today!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption for my child, Adoption webinar, How Does Adoption Work, adoption video,, adoption for my baby, birth mother videos, modern adoption

5 Amazing Advantages of Adoption for Pregnant Women

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 15, 2017

If you're a woman trying to deal with an unplanned pregnancy, you might not know about all the advantages to choosing adoption. Modern adoption plans offer pregnant women so many amazing benefits. Today, Lifetime is sharing with you just 5 of the many amazing advantages to choosing adoption:

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Topics: adoption benefits, adopt out my baby, modern adoption, advantages of adoption, benefits of adoption

5 Reasons to Consider Making an Adoption Plan

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 11, 2017

Seeing that positive pregnancy test can be exciting...unless it isn’t. Maybe you feel like you’re too young to be a mom, are in the middle of college, or already have kids and just can’t handle another mouth to feed. Whatever is stressing you out about pregnancy and raising a child, there are really good reasons to think about adoption, and creating an adoption plan.

If you’ve never heard the term “adoption plan,” it means the process of placing a baby up for adoption. It isn’t “giving my baby away.” It’s a well thought-out plan for making sure you and baby both have the best chance at life.

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Topics: Adoption for my child, Give up my baby, adoption plan, Giving Baby up for Adoption, adopt out my baby, modern adoption

"Can I See and Hold My Baby After Delivery?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 28, 2017

Question: “I'm 17 and 7 months pregnant. I don’t have a decent job or support from my parents or the father of the baby. So, I'm doing adoption. I found a couple who are so nice and will adopt my baby. They’ll be able to really spoil her, and give her everything she needs and wants.

But, I'm having second thoughts. When I lie awake at night thinking, and she's kicking me...I just start crying, thinking about giving her to someone else is really hard. Someone else holding her, going to another mom when she cries, someone else calling her their baby, not mine.

Will I be able to hold her at the hospital, or will they just take her away? I know I have to give her up in adoption, for a better life. Am I just being totally selfish with my thoughts and feelings? What’s the best way to get a grip and move past something this big, without literally going nuts?"

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Topics: Open Adoption, Give up my baby, hospital preferences, give my baby up for adoption, adoption experience in the hospital, modern adoption