Birth Parents Blog

5 Ways to Get Through Your First Year After Placing

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 11, 2019

It’s one thing to make an adoption plan for your baby, but a completely different thing to deal with your feelings after the adoption is done.

The range of emotions you might feel after placement is normal. You’ll probably face a roller coaster of emotions, ranging from guilt to relief during and after the adoption process.

One minute you might feel like you did the best thing for your baby and the next you feel lonely and lost.

These five tips can help you cope after adoption placement, no matter how you may be feeling:

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Topics: peer counseling, adoption counseling, post-placement

How to Get the Support You Need During Your Adoption Plan

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 12, 2017

Making an adoption plan for your child is an emotional experience, and the stages of grief are experienced differently amongst birth mothers. It’s totally normal for you to feel sad and wonder if you're doing the right thing. Your feelings are normal and shouldn’t be dismissed.

It may help you to talk to someone. Lifetime can connect you with a third-party licensed counselor. Or, you might choose to speak with a woman who has placed her child for adoption.

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Topics: free adoption counseling, adoption counseling, peer counseling, adoption for my baby, is adoption right for me, adopt out my baby

Free Adoption Counseling As You Consider Your Choices

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 13, 2016

When you’re thinking about adoption, you may want to talk to someone. It will help you to decide on what you want for you and your baby. Lifetime can connect you with a licensed counselor or you can also talk to a birth mom who has placed her baby for adoption and gone through the journey herself.

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Topics: free adoption counseling, adoption counseling, peer counseling, adoption for my baby, is adoption right for me, adopt out my baby