Birth Parents Blog

Why Did I Choose Adoption? Out of LOVE

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 7, 2018

“I fell in love with Matt my junior year of college and was very sure we’d be together for the rest of our lives. When I realized I was pregnant, I was soo happy at first. All of the love I felt for Matt went right to my baby.

But then, reality set in. How was I going to raise a baby, attend all my classes, write papers, study for finals, and keep a part-time job? How would I pay bills and pay for everything the baby needed on a part-time paycheck?

After meeting with a counselor at a pregnancy center in our town, I came to realize that adoption was probably going to be the answer. At first, Matt was totally against the idea, but later came to accept it when he realized we weren't ready to be parents.

Even though my relationship with Matt didn’t work out, I'll always have so much love for our daughter, Sophia. She was created in a beautiful light and I truly believe God was protecting her from the start. She was an absolute joy to carry, to give birth to, and to love. My connection and love for her will always exist. When people ask me why I chose adoption, the answer is simple. Out of LOVE!"

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Topics: adopt out my baby, why do women choose adoption?, modern adoption, Open Adoption

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 find a family that has 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

What Do I Get to Decide About the Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 4, 2018

If you've just gotten a positive pregnancy test, it's common to feel out of control and unsure of what to do next. When you start to explore the pregnancy choice of adoption, you'll begin to realize how much control you have over the process.

Making a modern adoption plan with Lifetime gives you tons of choices! You're able to decide what type of adoption plan is best for you and your baby. This includes selecting your baby's adoptive parents, how much you'll stay in touch in the future, and more!

Today, Lifetime is sharing 4 questions to ask yourself as you create your custom adoption plan:

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Topics: modern adoption, positive pregnancy test, Adoption choices, adoption plan for my baby, adoption plan

5 Amazing Advantages of Adoption for Pregnant Women

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 13, 2018

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

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

The Top 5 Myths About Choosing Adoption for Your Child

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 3, 2018

(This post was originally published on our blog 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 adoption myths about choosing adoption for your child:

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

How Can This Free App Help You Decide on Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 23, 2018

Did you know that there's a free app where you can learn more about the choice of adoption? The app "Open Adoption" can be really helpful as you decide if adoption is right for you and your baby.

On this free smartphone app, you can find out what's involved in making an adoption plan for your baby. Plus, it gives you the ability to look at potential adoptive parents. Included in the app are answers to some of the questions about adoption you might have.

Read on to find out how you can download "Open Adoption" for free!

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

5 Birth Mothers Share Why They Love Open Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 16, 2018

Open adoption today is so different from how adoption worked decades ago. With an open, modern adoption plan, you're in the driver's seat. You're in control: you can choose your baby's adoptive parents, how things go at the hospital, and the amount of contact you'd like to have in the future. 

Today, we wanted to give you a glimpse of the benefits of open adoption and what it is like! We're sharing what five birth mothers say they love about open adoption. We've removed everyone's names for privacy.

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Topics: modern adoption, Open Adoption, choosing adoption for my baby, adoption is love

Adoption Truth: Avoiding CPS

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 24, 2017

Some women worry that their current situation will cause her child to be taken by CPS (Child Protective Services) and then put into the overcrowded foster care system. The truth is, adoption gives you a say in your child's future. 

As one mom, Zoey, puts it, "I live with my boyfriend and I'm due in a couple months. He plans on making money to support us by selling drugs!

So, I'm worried if I try to raise my baby, she’ll end up being taken by CPS. I want her to have a stable life with two parents. Adoption lets me give her that."

If drug use or other risk factors have been a major concern of yours, consider adoption as a Foster Care or CPS alternative. Today, we're sharing a quick video with you about all about this! 

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

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