Birth Parents Blog

4 Ways Your Guy Can Support Your Adoption Plan

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 12, 2019

Most people think that adoption choices only involve the woman facing an unplanned pregnancy and that the baby's father has fled the scene. But the truth is, many adoption plans are made by both birth parents. Whether they're still in a relationship or not, these two people are making the best decision they can for their baby because they're not in the position to raise a child together.

If a birth father is open to supporting the adoption plan, the whole process tends to go better. Plus, it leads to better long-term results for everyone involved, including the birth mother, birth father, and child.

Lifetime encourages birth fathers to get involved in their child's adoption from the start. Even if he's not together with you anymore, he can take part in the adoption planning process. This might mean that he helps you pick an adoptive couple, narrowing down your top choices and then participating in the first phone call with your top pick. 

Is your baby's father okay with your decision to make an adoption plan? Here are 4 ways that he can support you right now:

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Topics: Baby's father, baby's dad, father of my baby, birth father, birth father rights

How to Find Out if He Would Be a Good Dad

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 5, 2019

Parenting is widely recognized as one of the hardest jobs in the world. It's definitely not easy to be a mom, even if you have friends and family who will help. Right now, you might be wondering about the role your baby's father will play in the future. Is he "dad material"? Would he make a good dad?

Your child's daddy will play a big role in their life, whether he's around or not. So before deciding if you'll parent or do adoption, take a good, hard look at your other half. Several signs will tell you what kind of a daddy he will be.

Here are 14 questions you can ask yourself to tell if he'll be a good dad: 

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Topics: Relationships, Adoption, unplanned pregnancy, Parenting, Baby's father, Marriage, adoption or parenting, baby's dad, father of my baby, birth father

What If He Says NO to the Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 20, 2018

"I'm 17 and I just found out I'm pregnant! Since my boyfriend and I are still in high school, I think adoption is going to be the best choice. But he gets mad at me if I bring it up, so I don't think he'll agree to doing adoption. What can I do if he says no to the adoption?"

We get asked this type of question a lot, and this is a very common situation. So, know that you're not alone, because many women have been where you are right now. Read on to get some tips on what to do if he's totally against adoption.

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Topics: Baby's father, Give up my baby, adopt my baby, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, baby's dad, father of my baby

As a Birth Father, Do I Have a Say in the Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 13, 2018

Is your girlfriend pregnant, and just told you she's going to place your baby for adoption? Or maybe you're married, struggling to make ends meet, and your wife has announced she's making an adoption plan. No matter your situation, you're probably wondering, "does the father have a say in adoption?"

The answer is a definite "yes"! Lifetime encourages birth fathers to get involved in the adoption planning process. Keep reading to learn the choices and rights you have as a birth father with modern adoption!

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Topics: Baby's father, baby's dad, birth father, birth father rights

How to Be Honest With Your Baby's Father

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 9, 2018

Discovering that you’re pregnant when you're not ready to parent undoubtedly brings up lots of emotions. When it comes to your baby's father, you might be worried about how to tell him you're pregnant. If you're thinking about hiding the pregnancy from him and then hiding his identity during the adoption process, don't. Today, we're going to tell you why telling him you're pregnant is important.

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Topics: Baby's father, Adoption process, baby's dad, hiding my pregnancy

How To Tell If Your Baby's Father is "The One"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 19, 2017

If you're thinking about adoption, you've probably also thought about the father of your baby. Is he "dad material"? Has the thought "maybe we should just get married and try to make this work" crossed your mind? 

Start by being honest with yourself about your relationship. Marriage should come from being committed to each other, not just because you're having a baby together. Think about what kind of home life you want for your child. 

Keep reading for 12 important questions to ask yourself when you're wondering if he's "the one"!

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Topics: Relationships, Parenting, Baby's father, relationship questions, baby's dad

I'm Pregnant! Should We Get Married?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 8, 2017

Question: I just got a positive pregnancy test...help! Being a mom wasn't something I planned on at 19! My baby's dad and I have been dating for two years now. Would it be best if we just settled down now and got married? Then, we can try and raise this kid together...

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Topics: Relationships, unplanned pregnancy, Baby's father, Marriage, relationship questions, baby's dad, missed period, positive pregnancy test

"Can I Put My Baby Up for Adoption Without the Father Knowing?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 24, 2017

Question: "I think adoption is the best choice for the situation I’m in right now. But I don’t think my baby’s father will be cool with it. Can I put my baby up for adoption without the birth father knowing?"

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Topics: Baby's father, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, baby's dad, birth father

What if My Baby's Father Doesn't Agree to Adoption? [VIDEO]

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 18, 2016

Here's a question that we get a lot: "My baby's dad says he won't agree to me doing adoption. What can I do?" This is a very common situation. Check out this short video below to learn more about your baby's father and adoption:

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Topics: Baby's father, Give up my baby, adopt my baby, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, baby's dad, father of my baby

Should You Marry Your Baby’s Father?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 11, 2016

When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, many girls and women wonder, “Should I marry the father of my baby?” If you’ve been asking yourself that very question, then this post is for you.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Baby's father, baby's dad