Birth Parents Blog

How to Support a Friend Who’s Choosing Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 10, 2017 7:41:00 AM

Question: My best friend found out she was pregnant four months ago. Getting pregnant wasn’t at all in her plan right now. She’s not ready to become a mom yet, and she’s chosen adoption. A lot of our friends are hating on her and saying “I could never give my baby away!” How can I have her back right now?

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, positive pregnancy test, I could never do adoption, I could never give my baby away for adoption!, support a friend who has chosen adoption, support a friend who's choosing adoption, support my friend who's chosen adoption

8 Simple Tips on Building an Affordable Maternity Wardrobe

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 3, 2017 6:58:00 AM

You probably don’t want to have to spend to a ton of cash on new clothes, since you won’t be pregnant forever. But, it's good to enhance and add to your wardrobe a bit to fit your growing belly.

When it comes to dressing your bump, there’s no right or wrong way to go about it. But, today we wanted to share how you can build your wardrobe with affordable maternity clothes!

Here are our 8 tips and tricks to creating an affordable maternity wardrobe:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Birthmother Blessing, Maternity fashion, maternity clothes, Birth Mother Blessings, Birthmother Blessings

"Why I Placed My Baby With a Single Mother"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 24, 2017 7:19:00 AM

"Three weeks after a one night stand at a house party, I was feeling 'off'. So, I peed on a stick in my bathroom right before my 8 am Psychology class. To my shock, I got a positive pregnancy test!

There were tons of thoughts running through my head when I found out I was pregnant. I had a hard time focusing. I told the guy I’d had the one night stand with, and he said that he didn’t want any kids right now. I didn’t want any either, but I was knocked up and had to make a decision.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, African American adoption, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopting out my baby

An Unplanned Pregnancy?! Can My Mom Raise My Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 3, 2017 7:44:00 AM

"I got pregnant when I was a sophomore in high school. It definitely wasn’t planned, and I suddenly realized that I was pregnant by a guy that I didn’t even love. But, I had to handle the situation that I was in.

The thought ‘my mom can raise my baby’ passed through my mind.  But when I thought about everything, I was embarrassed to think such a thing. I had to really think about my pregnancy choices: abortion, parenting, and adoption...

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, teen pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy options

"Adoption Was the Best Decision of My Life"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Dec 20, 2016 9:58:00 AM

It's so great to hear from the women we’ve helped as they considered adoption for their children. Recently, we were emailed by a woman who chose adoption for her infant daughter three years ago; she shared this wonderful update and beautiful photos:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Adoption story, adopt my baby, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby

I Got Pregnant by Date Rape and Chose Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Dec 9, 2016 10:09:52 AM

"I got pregnant when I was 17 through date rape by a guy I barely knew. At the time, I didn’t know that what he’d done was actually criminal sexual assault and against the law. I was ashamed to be pregnant and didn’t tell anyone I was raped. I was raised in a very strict, religious household. My mom and dad were so disappointed in me. Pretty soon after I found out I was pregnant, they kicked me out of the house for good. To put it plainly, I was pregnant, homeless, jobless, poor, and alone.

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Topics: date rape, unplanned pregnancy, adoption for my baby, adopting out my baby

10 Terrific Tips for Thanksgiving Dinner When You’re Pregnant

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 22, 2016 9:41:58 AM

When you’re pregnant and eating for two, Thanksgiving can be a dream. But before you take advantage of dining on all the delicious food this Turkey Day, make sure the food you’re enjoying is safe for your baby. Go back for seconds when you’ve got a bun in the oven, but check out these 10 Thanksgiving foods to watch out for:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Holidays, food to avoid when pregnant, foods to avoid when pregnant

"I'm Hiding My Pregnancy"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Oct 18, 2016 5:05:00 AM

"I'm 19 and a sophomore in college...and I just found out I'm preggo. I don't want anyone to find out I'm pregnant!

The guy who got me pregnant has made it clear he's not ready to be a dad and isn't sticking around. He offered to pay for me to get an abortion.  I'm tempted to do abortion, it seems like an easy way out and no one will find out about my pregnancy.  I'm also thinking about adopting out my baby, but then there's no way my pregnancy could stay a secret for all nine months! Help!"

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, hiding my pregnancy, positive pregnancy test

Should You Marry Your Baby’s Father?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Oct 11, 2016 7:27:00 AM

When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, many girls and women wonder, “Should I marry the father of my baby?” If you’ve been asking yourself that very question, then this post is for you.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Baby's father, baby's dad

"What If My Friends Say I Shouldn't Adopt Out My Baby?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Oct 4, 2016 8:54:35 AM

"My baby’s father and I have decided that adoption is the best choice we can make for our baby. But, we’re facing a lot of negativity from my friends, who say we shouldn’t place our baby up for adoption, that this baby is our responsibility. What should we do?"

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby