Birth Parents Blog

"I'm an addict...adoption was the best choice I ever made!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 7, 2018

As opioid abuse has risen in recent years, conversations about addiction have moved out of the shadows. Today, we hear from one woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, about her experience with addiction. 

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Topics: Give up my baby, opioid crisis and adoption, prenatal drug exposure, addiction and adoption, substance use during pregnancy

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

Can I Do Adoption If I Used Meth During My Pregnancy?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 28, 2017

Question: I’m so ashamed to admit this, but I used meth during my pregnancy. I’m having a baby girl due next month, but I’m nervous and stressing that I won’t be able to handle parenting. So, I’m thinking about adoption. Will anyone want to adopt my baby since I used meth while I was pregnant?

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Topics: drug-exposed baby, prenatal drug exposure, substance use during pregnancy, meth use during pregnancy

I've Used Drugs While Pregnant. Can I Choose Adoption? [VIDEO]

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 2, 2016

Question: "I'm so embarrassed to confess this, but I used recreational drugs during my pregnancy. I'm thinking about adoption but worried that it's not a choice I can make. Are there any couples who'd want to adopt a baby who's mom used drugs?"

Check out this short video to learn the answer, and about your choices with open adoption if you've used drugs during your pregnancy:

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Topics: adoption for my baby, adopt out my baby, adopt my baby, Give up my baby, Drugs, prenatal drug exposure, drug-exposed baby, Open Adoption

Can I Do Adoption if I've Been Using Drugs?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 5, 2016

Question: “I know it’s bad, but I have used drugs during my pregnancy. My doctor sort of scared me and now I’m worried that even adoption isn’t an option for me. Would anyone want to adopt my baby, even though I’ve been using drugs while pregnant?”

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Topics: Drugs, prenatal drug exposure, drug-exposed baby, Adoption Questions