Birth Parents Blog

I Had a Baby at 15 – Here’s My Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 21, 2016 2:18:44 PM

What’s it like to be 15 and pregnant, and then become a mom? Check out Nicole’s story and where she is now:

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Topics: teenage moms, teen pregnancy, pregnant, teenage pregnancy

How to Answer: "Do you have children?"

Posted by grace on Oct 25, 2013 2:00:08 AM

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Topics: birth mother, Adoption Questions, question, Communication, Adoption Tips, Birthmother, pregnant, Talking to Birthmothers

Adoption Q&A: What is the cost of adoption for me?

Posted by grace on Sep 16, 2013 6:28:18 AM

The first questions that goes through your mind is how can I do this?

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Topics: Recipe, Adoption, Adoption Questions, question, Adoption Tips, pregnant, Family

Is My Baby’s Daddy Crazy?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 1, 2013 5:53:01 AM

Q I met my boyfriend at a party six months ago. At first he seemed really nice and cute. Once he found out I was pregnant, he changed. I am really kind of scared! He doesn’t seem like the same guy I fell in love with.

He has pushed me, yelled at me and now I think he is sleeping with someone else. He tells me that I am just being paranoid. The closer I get to have this baby, the more nervous I feel. I am so glad we didn't move in together… Lately I have been thinking about giving the baby up for adoption and starting a new life far away from here.

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Topics: Relationships, question, pregnant

Adoption is a Responsible Choice

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 6, 2013 3:16:29 AM

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Topics: Adoption, Pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy, pregnancy pregnant decisions, high school pregnancy, pregnant

Grab a Free Book About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 27, 2013 5:05:23 AM

If you're considering making an adoption plan for your baby or child, you can get answers and learn about adoption through this short booklet: So I Was Thinking About Adoption.

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Topics: Adoption, pregnancy pregnant decisions, abortion help pregnant, free adoption book, counseling pregnancy, pregnant

Adoption Truth

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 19, 2013 3:19:27 AM

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Topics: Pregnancy, African American adoption, African American Adoptions, counseling pregnancy, pregnant

"Dear Abby" Question About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 7, 2013 1:41:00 AM

Here’s a recent "Dear Abby" about adoption:

Dear Abby: You recently printed a letter from "Marylou in Houston" about the pain of placing a child for adoption. When I went through this experience, I wrote a poem. You have my permission to print it if you think it will help others to understand the roller-coaster emotions a birth mother goes through making this decision.
--LISA BOTE-PHILLIPS, ALASKA

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Topics: birth mother, Adoption, Pregnancy, Adoption Questions, unplanned pregnancy, pregnancy pregnant decisions, counseling pregnancy, Adoption Tips, pregnant

Can I Choose Adoption or Can My Mom Take My Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 14, 2013 7:35:17 AM

Q I’m 15 and I turn 16 in a few weeks. I want to know if there is anyway my mom can take my child because I’m scared she’s going try to take her from me! I just want to make sure me and my baby are safe…
please call me

 

A It must be a really scary time for you right now! The laws vary from state to state regarding parental rights over their pregnant teens. Most states give the choice to the teen. You didn’t leave us your phone number; however, you can contact us at 1-800-923-6784 anytime, day or night. The professionals at Lifetime Adoption can tell you if you are in a state that allows teens to make the choice of adoption for their child on their own.

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Topics: 15 and pregnant, question, 16 and Pregnant, teen pregnancy, Birthmother, pregnant

The Reality of the Date Rape Drug

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 11, 2008 4:03:00 AM

April is Sexual Assault Month. Each month more than ten women of all ages and backgrounds contact our Adoption Center with the same experience-they have been victims of a date rape drug, and are now pregnant … most of the time not knowing who got them pregnant. Just after Spring break, is a time when we see a peak in pregnancy. For many of these women a date rape drug was involved.

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Topics: date rape, pregnant, sexual assault