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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 it 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

What Happens When People in College Get Pregnant?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 4, 2017

Picture waking up to go to your morning classes after being awake most of the night with a crying baby. When you’re done with your classes, you go to your job for 8 hours. Once you’re done with work, you pick up your baby from childcare. Then, you return home and start the process all over again. In this situation, you’re not really raising your child; the daycare provider is doing most of the nurturing and caring for your child. Even though this daily routine is necessary, it’s not the best way for a child to start out.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy options, missed period, positive pregnancy test, modern adoption, pregnant in college, I think I'm pregnant

How to Decide if Single Parenting is Right for You

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 30, 2017

Being a single mom is more than just a job. It’s a major life situation that will decide what you do for many years. As you raise your child alone, your strength, patience, and sanity will definitely be tried. Deciding to become a single parent is not a decision that you should take lightly. Should you make single parenting your choice, your life will be forever changed. Before you become a single mom, here are some things to think about…

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Topics: Open Adoption, parenting or adoption,, modern adoption, single parenting

Get the Inside Scoop on Modern Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 27, 2017

Modern adoption is different from how adoption was done decades ago. With an open, modern adoption, you're in the driver's seat. You have the power to pick your baby's adoptive parents, how much contact you'd like to have with them in the future, and how things go in the hospital. Many people out there say "open adoption" when they're talking about modern adoption

Today, Lifetime is giving you the inside scoop on what modern adoption is like! We're sharing what a few women who made a modern adoption plan have to say about it! We've removed everyone's names, for privacy reasons.

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Topics: Open Adoption, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopt out my child, what is open adoption like?, what is adoption like?, modern adoption