Birth Parents Blog

My Daughter is One...Is It Too Late to Choose Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 20, 2018

Question: "My baby just turned 1, and while it’s hard to imagine adopting her out after a year of loving and caring for her, it’s also hard to think of what could happen if I don’t do an adoption now. I can’t hold a job because the best jobs require hours beyond usual daycare hours. If I can’t pay my bills, I can’t take care of her. Is it too late to do adoption?"

Answer: It’s never too late to make an adoption plan for your child. Lifetime has helped many women who tried parenting before turning to adoption. You can oversee the entire adoption planning process, and that includes deciding when you're ready to begin. No matter if your child is weeks, months or years old, adoption is always a decision that you can make. If you choose adoption later on for your child, you have the same choices and rights as a pregnant woman making an adoption plan. This includes:

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Topics: Adoption for my child, older child adoption, adopt out my child, is it too late to choose adoption?, is it too late to do adoption?

"I Think I Need to Give My Child Up for Adoption...Help!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 27, 2018

We understand that there are tons of reasons why you feel that adoption might be best for your toddler or child. Maybe you're struggling to pay the bills, or maybe you just want to give your child more opportunities than what you can offer right now. No matter your reason, adoption can be a loving and positive choice.

If you're thinking about adoption for your older child, you're not alone. You still have options with modern adoption. Keep reading to learn more about putting a child up for adoption!

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Topics: older child adoption, adopt out my child

"I need to adopt out my toddler!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 27, 2018

"I'm a single mom to a two-year-old girl. Ever since she was born, it's been a struggle to pay bills and make sure she has everything she needs. I don't have any support from my parents, who stopped talking to me once I got pregnant. And her dad up and disappeared when he learned I was pregnant.

I only see my daughter when I'm taking her to daycare in the morning on the bus. I want her to have better than this. It breaks my heart to have to admit this, but I think I need to adopt out my toddler!"

Know that you're not alone: we often hear from moms of older children, contacting us for adoption info. Their reasons for looking into adoption at this point vary. Many have other kids in the house and not having enough money is making it impossible to care for them. 

Keep reading to discover your options with an older child adoption at Lifetime!

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Topics: Adoption for my child, older child adoption

The Best of This Blog: Top 10 Posts from 2017

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 29, 2017

In 2017, Lifetime's blog covered topics ranging from how to pick an adoptive family and how to know if adoption's right for you to birth mothers sharing their adoption stories. It's our goal to keep writing useful, quality content for readers like you in the new year!

Here are our top 10 posts of 2017:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Adoption for my child, older child adoption, maternity clothes, adoption for my baby, prenatal drug exposure, birth father rights, is it too late to choose adoption?, is it too late to do adoption?

Is It Ever Too Late To Choose Adoption for My Child?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 12, 2017

Women have reached out to Lifetime when their children are two years old or two days old. Know that it’s never too late to choose adoption and create an adoption plan for your child! You're in control of your adoption plan, and that includes deciding when you're ready to start the process. Keep reading to learn more...

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Topics: Adoption for my child, older child adoption, adopt out my child, is it too late to choose adoption?, is it too late to do adoption?

Confessions of a Single Mom: Parenting Seems Impossible!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 14, 2017

"When I had my son at 20, I was so determined to make it work out. But, I didn't have a college education, so I wasn't able to get hired at a high-paying job. Single parenting seems impossible (my son's dad disappeared when he heard I was pregnant). For the last two years, I've been working overtime at two jobs. I only see my son in the morning when I rush him to daycare and at night when I put him to bed. So, I've started thinking about adoption..."

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Topics: Adoption for my child, older child adoption, adoption or parenting, adopt out my child, single parenting

"How Could I Adopt Out My Child?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 22, 2016

If parenting has been a real struggle lately and you feel that you just can’t provide your child with everything you’d like to, you may have thought about adoption. For most women, when they first hear about adoption, they think, “How could I adopt out my child?!” Adoption is often done out of love for a child. That love is so huge that you’ve started thinking about doing what’s best for your child. You’ve started to consider making an adoption plan for your older child.

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Topics: Adoption for my child, older child adoption

Adoption Q&A: Can I Make An Adoption Plan for My Child?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 26, 2014

Question: Can I still find parents for an open adoption if my child isn't a baby anymore? I have a three year old, but I've heard people are only looking for newborns if I want open adoption."

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Topics: older child adoption