Birth Parents Blog

"I chose adoption because I wanted her to have the best life possible"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 28, 2019

Hannah's Story - Choosing Adoption for My Daughter

September 2, 2017: This day changed my life forever. This was the day I found out I was pregnant.

My boyfriend took me to CVS to get a pregnancy test to be sure, but deep down we both already knew I was pregnant. There was life growing inside of me! I got so scared and tried to ignore the fact that I was pregnant at first.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption story, birth mother stories, what is open adoption like?

Being Brave for Baby – How Alyssa Gave Her Baby the Life He Deserved

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 3, 2019

If you're considering adoption, it helps to hear from women who have been in your shoes. When you read other women's stories, you'll learn why they chose adoption as well as the emotions, relationships, and opportunities these women have had since they placed.

Today, we're sharing Alyssa's adoption story. We hope by reading about how she came to adoption, you'll get insight and perspective as you begin your own adoption journey.

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Topics: Adoption story, adoption for my baby, abortion or adoption

"With open adoption, I can see my daughter grow up!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 9, 2018

This guest post was written by Hailey, a birth mother who chose adoption for her daughter six years ago.

"After three weeks of being pregnant with a baby I knew I couldn't parent, I sat down and devoted my time to looking at adoptive family websites. I was curious about adopting my baby out. I looked at SO many adoptive parent profiles. Never knew there were so many couples wanting to give their love!

I wanted to feel a connection to the couple I chose. Since I grew up with an older brother and sister, I wanted my baby to have the same. And after I found out that my baby would be a girl, I kept seeing her as someone’s little sister.

As they say, when you know, you know. When I picked Jason and Jenni, I knew they'd be perfect parents for my daughter. They already had a three-year-old son, and Jenni is a stay-at-home mom. I felt like she belonged in their family! Honestly, for us, it was 'meant to be.'

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption story, adoption for my baby, National Adoption Awareness Month, birth mother stories, what is open adoption like?, how to choose an adoptive family

The Moment I Knew I Should Adopt Out My Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 5, 2018

This guest post is by Kristina, a birth mother.

"I was 19 when I found out I was pregnant. When my gyno confirmed my pregnancy, I was in shock. That day changed my life forever. I remember thinking, am I ready to be a mom? Am I ready to raise this sweet little being? As I asked myself those two questions and took a hard look at my situation, my gut instinct was that I wasn’t ready.

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Topics: Adoption story, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, birth mother stories

"What if People Ask Me If I Have Kids?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 6, 2018

Many birth mothers have found it difficult to talk about their birth child with people they don’t know. Do you feel that the person asking if you have kids is someone you’d like to share your personal feelings with?

If you are OK with going into detail about your adoption plan, that's great. If not and you find it easier just to say “No,” it doesn't mean you’re denying you have a child. Don't feel guilty about answering "no."

If you haven't found a response you’re comfortable with, here are a few suggestions. One of these might work for you when you're asked: "Do you have any children?”

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Topics: Adoption story, adoption for my baby, post-adoption, what is open adoption like?, contact with my baby

"I knew adoption was the best thing I could do for my son"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 5, 2017

What’s it like to experience an unplanned pregnancy while you’re still in college? Check out Hannah’s story and how she came to decide on adoption:

"When I saw that positive pregnancy test, I knew I couldn’t make parenting work. I was a full-time college student at the time, deep in debt, and my baby’s dad”wasn’t in the picture. My son would've been in daycare full-time, only seeing me for a few minutes in the early morning and at night. I would have had to work all the time just to afford the necessities. I knew adoption was the answer for me because there are so many couples that desperately want a child, and are prepared to care for one.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Adoption story, positive pregnancy test, place my baby up for adoption, pregnant in college

What It's Really Like to Make an Adoption Plan for Your Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 25, 2017

Why do women choose adoption for their baby? There are so many reasons why, and not one of them are easy. In today's post, we hear the stories of two women about what it was like for them to choose adoption, and create an adoption plan for their baby:

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Topics: adoption plan, Adoption story, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby

"I’m Glad I Did Adoption...I Did What Was Best for My Daughter"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 13, 2017

"When I got a positive pregnancy test, my boyfriend and I were in college, and we weren’t working. I knew then that he wasn’t the guy I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. And, I grew up with divorced parents, so I didn’t want my child growing up the same way. Once the shock of being pregnant started to wear off, I started looking into adoption.

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Topics: Adoption story, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, birth mother stories, choosing adoption for my baby

"Adoption Was the Best Decision of My Life"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 20, 2016

It's so great to hear from the women we’ve helped as they considered adoption for their children. Recently, we were emailed by a woman who chose adoption for her infant daughter three years ago; she shared this wonderful update and beautiful photos:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Adoption story, adopt my baby, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby

Then and Now: Birth Mother Laura Shares Her Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 2, 2016

Laura made an adoption plan for her son Spencer 18 years ago, and chose to have a very open adoption with the adoptive mom she chose. She's maintained yearly visits with her son and the adoptive mom, Theresa. Read on to find out more about open adoption, and to see how it looks in birth mom Laura's life today...

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption for my child, Adoption story, open adoption visits, adoption for my baby, then and now, birth mother stories