Adoptive Families Blog

Is There Such a Thing as a "Typical Birth Mother"?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 12, 2018

Many hopeful adoptive parents wonder what birth mothers are like. They worry about speaking with a birth mother on the phone because they don't know what to expect. How old are most birth mothers? Why are they choosing adoption? Are they married or single? What's their background like? Is there such a thing as a "typical birth mother?" Join Lifetime as we share the answers to these commonly-asked questions, and more! 

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Myths, Birth Mothers, relationship with birth mother, talking to birth mothers, phone call with birth mother

How to Bring Truth to These 4 Common Adoption Misconceptions

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 12, 2018

"Don’t you want a child of your own?"
"Isn’t adoption incredibly expensive?"
"What if his birth mother comes to take him back?”

After you shared your decision to adopt with your family and friends, you might have been asked questions like these, accompanied by looks of concern. Your loved ones want the best for you, but questions like these show that they don't fully understand adoption. They don’t have the facts about how open adoption works.

The media often portrays an inaccurate picture of adoption, full of drama. So, lots of people are led to believe the adoption misconceptions they see in the media are typical in real adoptions.

We encourage you to educate your family and friends with the truth to these 4 commonly-believed adoption misconceptions:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Myths, Domestic Adoption, adoption truth

The Top 7 Adoption Myths (and the Facts)

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 1, 2017

If you're thinking of adopting to start (or build!) your family, you might be intimidated after seeing adoption horror stories in the media. The truth is, much of the adoption stories you see portrayed in the media are sensationalized, to gain viewers.

Today, Lifetime is shedding light on seven of the most common adoption myths. Read on as we help you separate fact from fiction!

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Topics: Adoption Myths, Domestic Adoption, adoption truth, adopt a baby, domestic infant adoption