Birth Parents Blog

Can My Baby's Father Be Involved in the Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 15, 2017

Question: "I'm 19 years old, and 15 weeks pregnant. My boyfriend and I have a great relationship, but just aren't ready to get married and have a family now, so we decided on adoption. He'd like to help me pick the couple who adopts our baby. Is that OK?"

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

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 Stop My Girlfriend From Putting Our Baby Up for Adoption?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 16, 2017

A guy asked us just last week: "My girlfriend is pregnant and wants to give our baby away for adoption. I’m against it. Can I fight against it or is it out of my control?"

Keep reading to find out the answer!      

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

What to Do When He Wants You to Get an Abortion

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 14, 2017

Question: "My boyfriend and I have been dating for three years, and we live together. We just found out that I’m pregnant, and we’re definitely not ready to be parents! Neither of us can hold down a job and we've been evicted from apartments lots of times over the past year. 

He’s trying to persuade me to get an abortion, but I don’t think it’s the right thing to do. I’m thinking of adopting out my baby. How can I convince him that adoption is the best choice in our situation?"

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Topics: Baby's father, I could never give my baby away for adoption!, adopting out my baby, abortion or adoption

"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

Can I Do Adoption If My Baby’s Father is in Jail?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 6, 2016

Question: "My baby's dad just got sentenced to two years in jail. I'm already struggling to make ends meet with our three-year-old son, and so I'm thinking about adopting out this baby. Can I still do adoption though, with him being in jail?"

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

Birth Father’s Legal Rights in Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 4, 2016

The father of the baby says he won’t agree to the adoption. I don’t want to raise this baby and he wants me to give it to his mother.  I don’t want to that either. What can I do?

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Topics: Baby's father, father of my baby

How to Handle the Holidays if You’ve Chosen Adoption - Part Two

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 1, 2015

You may remember that we posted last Saturday with tips and advice for how to handle the holidays when you've chosen adoption. Today, we continue in our two-part series...

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Topics: Baby's father, Holidays, adoption for my baby, baby's dad