Birth Parents Blog

"I Don't Think You'll Be Able to Adopt Out Your Baby!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 19, 2017

There’s just something about seeing a pregnant belly that makes people dish out their opinions and advice. All of a sudden, people want to tell you their pregnancy story and their friends’ pregnancy stories. And then they ask questions like "Is it a boy or a girl?" "When are you due?" and "Do you have names chosen?"

Whether or not you choose to share about your adoption plans is completely up to you. "I wanted to be honest with some people, so I told them about my adoption plans. It felt like a lie to pretend that I was bringing this baby home. People's responses ranged from surprise to disappointment," says a birth mother who made an adoption plan with Lifetime. "My aunt even said, 'I know you, I don't think you'll be able to adopt out your baby!'" How do you respond to a comment like that?

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Topics: adoption plan, private adoption, adopt out my baby, I could never give my baby away for adoption!, pressure to parent my baby, adoption plan for my baby

"I’m Facing Jail Time—Can I Adopt Out My Baby?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 25, 2017

Question: "I've made some very bad decisions in my life. Most of my family has served time in prison or keep coming into and out of jail. It used to be that I was the first one they came to when they had problems. When I got pregnant, I knew that once I had that kid, I wanted to make their home life better than mine had been.

Well, I ended up going down the same road my family did, and I'm now facing long-term prison time. It’s heartbreaking, but I know that I won’t be able to parent my baby. Can I adopt out my baby? Will any couple accept her, knowing what her mom is like?"

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Topics: private adoption, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopting out my baby