Find yourself asking, "Is adoption right for me?" Many women who have contacted Lifetime initially thought that adoption wasn't for them. Here's one woman's story of how she came to explore the idea of giving up her baby for adoption:
"At first I wasn’t really sure how I felt when I found out I was pregnant. But then my boyfriend said he’d move closer and we’d do this together. The only reason I decided I could handle a baby right now was because he would be there for us. I’m due in a few weeks and yesterday my friends and family threw me an amazing baby shower. But today I found out my boyfriend also has another girl pregnant. When I asked him about her he said he’d been meaning to tell me and that he’s going to move in with her and raise that baby. I can’t believe this is happening. Without his help I’m not sure what to do! I’m so embarrassed to tell my family, plus I know they will want to help, but they won’t really be able to help much. I heard about adoption before but never thought it was for me, until now. What should I do?"
You can choose adoption anytime, even after your baby has been born. And, no matter what your situation is currently, open adoption is a choice you can make. With an open adoption, you choose the adoptive family for your baby. After looking through profiles about adoptive couples, you can then interview your top 2 or 3 picks. Also, open adoption means that you're not saying goodbye forever to your baby. Lifetime has tons of adoptive families open to in-person visits with you, face-to-face. That way, you're able to see how your child is growing up.