Birth Parents Blog

7 Things No One Tells You About Unplanned Pregnancy

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 22, 2017

Many women have stood in line holding a pregnancy test, whether it's for a friend or a "friend." It doesn’t matter who is peeing on the stick: if a pregnancy test is being bought, it's like you can feel the panic in the air.

Once you saw that positive pregnancy test, you might have felt a surge of anxiety. It's as if your stomach dropped to your feet and nothing in life makes sense. For the next few mornings, you wake up with the realization that it wasn’t a dream and you're really pregnant.

Here are 7 things that no one tells you about unplanned pregnancy, and that we want you to know:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, missed period, positive pregnancy test, unplanned pregnancy choices

Is Choosing Adoption for my Baby a Selfish Decision?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 6, 2017

"I’ve heard from lots of people that adoption is a selfish decision and one that I'll regret for the rest of my life. Is that true?"

Not at all! In fact, choosing adoption is literally the opposite of selfish. Placing her baby with an adoptive family is one of the most courageous things a woman can do.

Depending on her life situation, choosing a family to provide for her baby in a way that she's unable is the best decision a birth mother can make for her child. She's putting the best interests of her child before her own and setting her needs to the side. Adoption doesn't mean abandoning her child – it means truly being a mother. It's a brave, strong, selfless, loving, and responsible decision to make when your baby needs it most.

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Topics: is adoption selfish, unplanned pregnancy options, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, unplanned pregnancy choices