Birth Parents Blog

I’m 16 and Pregnant! What Should I Do?!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 20, 2016 9:52:55 AM

Question: I’m 16 and I just found out that I’m pregnant. My boyfriend and I have only had sex once! I haven’t told him yet, and I definitely don’t want to tell my parents. I love my boyfriend and I don’t want to lose him! What should I do?

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, 16 and Pregnant, teen pregnancy, Pregnancy choices, unplanned pregnancy options

Help! I’m Pregnant and Have No Clue How to Tell My Parents

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 8, 2016 12:29:08 PM

If you live with your parents and have just found out you're pregnant, you're likely freaking out right now. Maybe you're still in high school, or maybe you've moved back in with your parents after college.

No matter your living situation, breaking the news to them that you have an unplanned pregnancy may be hard. Unsure how to tell your parents you are pregnant? We've created helpful tips to help you!

So we've made a quick list of 3 steps to follow to tell them:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Pregnancy choices, unplanned pregnancy options, tell my parents i'm pregnant

Why I Chose Adoption for My Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Oct 10, 2015 10:16:00 AM

Rebecca’s Adoption Story

When you’re pregnant and thinking about your choices, it can help to hear from someone who’s been “in your shoes.” Here’s one woman’s story about how she decided adoption was the best course of action for her situation...

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Topics: Adoption for my child, Pregnancy choices, Adoption story, adoption for my baby

How to Tell Your Baby’s Father You’re Thinking About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 4, 2015 1:48:00 PM

So, you’ve just taken a pregnancy test and have realized with shock that you’re pregnant. What?! You weren’t ready to become a mom right now! If adoption is the pregnancy choice that you’d like to do, your next step is telling the news to your baby’s father...

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Topics: teen pregnancy, Baby's father, Pregnancy choices

The 8 Best Questions to Ask an Adoption Center

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Aug 28, 2015 2:16:00 PM

Making an adoption plan for your child is a huge decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. These 8 questions will help you select the right adoption professional for you. Your journey will go a lot smoother if you are working with a good adoption company…they will be there to answer your questions and help you deal with things you’re worried about.

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Topics: Pregnancy choices, adoption plan, adoption or parenting

What Kind of Parent Would I Be?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 3, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Mardie Caldwell, author of So I Was Thinking About Adoption, writes to birthmothers of all different walks of life. Here is an excerpt from her book.

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Topics: Pregnancy choices, Pregnant and considering Adoption

Pregnancy Options: Lifetime Can Help

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 7, 2014 8:31:53 AM

Being pregnant means eating for two and getting the right medical care. Both of these things can be very expensive. Even the smaller things you will need during your pregnancy, such as prenatal vitamins and maternity clothes, may be costly. If you have already looked into your pregnancy options and know that adoption is right for you but are worried you simply can’t afford the costs of being pregnant, please know that you can get help!

Lifetime Adoption has been helping and supporting birthmoms through their pregnancy and with their search for an adoptive family since 1986. Their services are available nationwide, and are free for birthparents. Adoptive parents pay for legal fees, reasonable pregnancy-related expenses, medical bills not covered by insurance, consulting, and counseling fees. Lifetime can also help you find resources to meet your non-medical needs, such as help with living expenses, school supplies, household items, and maternity clothes.

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Topics: Adoption for my child, Pregnancy choices

Already Parenting or Newly Pregnant? Adoption Can Work for You.

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 4, 2014 8:24:02 AM

Whether you have just found out that you are pregnant or whether your child has already been born, adoption can work for you.

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Topics: Adoption choices, Pregnancy choices

I’m Pregnant: Now What?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Oct 21, 2014 10:00:02 AM

“I am pregnant.”

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Pregnancy choices

Adoption Q&A: Prenatal Care

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Oct 11, 2014 7:44:55 AM

Question: “Can I choose adoption for my baby even if I haven't had much prenatal care up until now?”

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Topics: Adoption help, Pregnancy choices