Birth Parents Blog

3 Questions That Adoptees Want to Know

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 14, 2020

The decision to make an adoption plan for your baby is not an easy one. When you choose adoption, you are making a loving decision for your baby. At the same time, you might worry about what your child will think later on.

Many adults who were adopted have questions about their birth parents. Children ask questions too, but they are often more basic. The questions evolve and may become more difficult as they grow older, but adoptees really just want to know where they come from. They want to know about their heritage and build a sense of self as they grow older.

You may be placing a baby for adoption today, but this sweet little baby will grow into an adult with the desire to connect to their history. What does this mean for you as a birth mother? It means you might want your baby's adoptive parents to have specific information about you and your family. You can prepare for these questions by giving your child's adoptive parents the answers to some common questions adoptees have when they grow older.

Today, we're sharing how you can help answer these three common questions your child might ask someday:

  • What was going through your mind at the time?
  • What is my ethnic or racial heritage?
  • What is my birth family's medical background?
Read More

Topics: Relationships, Open Adoption, letter to my birth child, adoptee, talking to children about adoption

What Will the Couple Tell My Child About Me?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 12, 2018

"I'm due soon, and I just found out that I'm having a boy. How will the adoptive couple tell my child about me when he's older? How will they tell him that he's adopted?

I love my son so much already, and I don't want him to grow up thinking that I'm an evil person who just gave him up."

Read More

Topics: Open Adoption, letter to my birth child, adoptive family for my baby, adoptee, adoption is love, open adoption questions

This is What it Feels Like to Be Adopted

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 18, 2017

If you're thinking about adoption, you might be curious about what it's like to be adopted.

Lots of women have told Lifetime things like, "I'm scared that if I adopt out my baby, they'll grow up hating me!"

Today, we're sharing a quick video with you, from Alexa, a woman who was adopted 18 years ago through Lifetime. She wanted to share her adoption story because she is grateful to her birth mother for choosing adoption.

Read More

Topics: adoptee, adoptee's story, how does it feel to be adopted?, what is it like to be adopted?, will my child hate me?