Birth Parents Blog

Lifetime's Peer Support: Connect With an Actual Birth Mother

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 6, 2019

If you're thinking about adoption for your baby, chances are you're probably feeling confused, uncertain, worried, or sad. You might be anxious about whether you're making the right choice, or confused about how the whole adoption process goes down.

It can help to talk with a woman who's been where you're at right now. Lifetime's Peer Support Program was designed specifically to connect with a birth mother who has been through it all before!

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Topics: adoption counseling, thinking about adoption, choosing adoption for my baby, talking to birth mothers, peer counseling, peer support

5 Ways to Get Through Your First Year After Placing

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 11, 2019

It’s one thing to make an adoption plan for your baby, but a completely different thing to deal with your feelings after the adoption is done.

The range of emotions you might feel after placement is normal. You’ll probably face a roller coaster of emotions, ranging from guilt to relief during and after the adoption process.

One minute you might feel like you did the best thing for your baby and the next you feel lonely and lost.

These five tips can help you cope after adoption placement, no matter how you may be feeling:

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Topics: adoption counseling, post-placement, peer counseling

Post-Adoption Support, Healing, and Hope

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 9, 2018

Your adoption story doesn’t just end after you leave the hospital or when the adoption becomes final. Adoption is a lifelong journey that's just starting now.

While it'll take a few weeks to recover physically from giving birth, the emotional recovery can be a whole other story. Many birth mothers find that the first few weeks are very difficult, and need post-adoption support. Emotions are raw, and the feelings of grief are intense.

It’s totally normal to feel sad after your adoption plan happens, and your child is with their adoptive family. Today, Lifetime is sharing a general timeline of what to expect in the first year after placement. Keep in mind that every woman's experience with adoption is going to be different; no two grieving processes are the same.

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Topics: counseling pregnancy, adoption counseling, Adoption process, Give up my baby, adoption for my baby, adoption placement

How to Get the Support You Need During Your Adoption Plan

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 12, 2017

Making an adoption plan for your child is an emotional experience, and the stages of grief are experienced differently amongst birth mothers. It’s totally normal for you to feel sad and wonder if you're doing the right thing. Your feelings are normal and shouldn’t be dismissed.

It may help you to talk to someone. Lifetime can connect you with a third-party licensed counselor. Or, you might choose to speak with a woman who has placed her child for adoption.

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Topics: adoption counseling, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, is adoption right for me, peer counseling, free adoption counseling

Free Adoption Counseling As You Consider Your Choices

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 13, 2016

When you’re thinking about adoption, you may want to talk to someone. It will help you to decide on what you want for you and your baby. Lifetime can connect you with a licensed counselor or you can also talk to a birth mom who has placed her baby for adoption and gone through the journey herself.

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Topics: adoption counseling, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, is adoption right for me, peer counseling, free adoption counseling

Life After Adoption...

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 29, 2016

Many birth mothers have shared with us that after their adoption plan had gone through, their lives changed. Women who choose adoption can plan ahead for how they'll handle those changes and adjust to life after adoption. In this post, we share tips from real-life birth moms on what helped them.

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Topics: adoption counseling, life after adoption, post-adoption

Post-Placement, 4 Things That’ll Help You Get Through

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 10, 2016

After your adoption plan for your baby or child happens, you’ll probably be going through lots of emotions. Add to that, the post-partum soreness, and you may be going through a pretty intense time. Here are 4 simple things that can help with what you’re going through:

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Topics: birth mother, adoption counseling, adoption placement, post-placement, after adoption

Your Adoption Recovery Timeline

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 29, 2015

It’s totally normal to grieve after your adoption plan for your child happens, and he or she is with their adoptive family. Here’s a general timeline of what you might expect in the first year after placement; you may recover more quickly or it may take longer. No two grieving processes are the same.

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Topics: counseling pregnancy, adoption counseling, Adoption process, Give up my baby, adoption placement

Adoption Q&A: Is it selfish to consider adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 28, 2013


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Topics: Adoption Questions, question, book, Adoption Tips, adoption counseling, Family

The Facts About Adoption Will Help You Decide

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 12, 2013

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Questions, adoption counseling