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

Is Adoption the Right Choice for Me?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 16, 2018

Are you wondering whether adoption is the right choice for you and your baby? You might be feeling overwhelmed, scared, alone, and unsure. Let us assure you that you're not alone. While you may feel like you're the only one in the world facing an unplanned pregnancy, you're not. It's normal to feel that way.

But you're not the first or the last to walk this path. That can be comforting to hear because it means that there are resources, support, and information available to help you right now. Knowing your options and becoming well-informed can help you to feel more confident about whichever decision you make.

Today, we're giving you questions you can ask yourself to help decide if parenting or adoption is going to be the right choice for you!

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Topics: Pregnancy choices, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, choosing adoption for my baby, unplanned pregnancy choices

The Top 5 Reasons Why Women Choose Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 12, 2018

If you’re dealing with an unplanned pregnancy and thinking about open adoption for your baby, you’re probably wrestling with a lot of questions. One that might come up, again and again, is simply, "why?" Why choose open adoption? What are the reasons why women choose adoption for their child?

The truth is, there aren’t any simple answers. At the end of the day, making an adoption plan is a personal choice that every woman needs to make on her own.

Birth mothers today decide on adoption out of love. They choose open adoption because they’re putting their child’s interests before their own. Today, we're exploring 5 common reasons why pregnant women turn to adoption:

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Topics: Open Adoption, adoption for my baby, choosing adoption for my baby, why do women choose adoption?, open adoption questions

4 Reasons Why I Chose Adoption for My Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 20, 2018

"My son is my heart and soul, and I think about him every day. I love him so much, more than anyone else. I carried him for nine months, and so he'll always carry a piece of my heart. When I was giving my baby up for adoption, so many people were against my decision. They asked me why, if I love him so much, did I choose adoption?

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Topics: adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, choosing adoption for my baby, why do women choose adoption?

How to Find the Right Support Group for You

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 27, 2018

Lifetime is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ready to answer your questions and to listen. But maybe you could use a little extra support, from someone who's been where you are right now. Birth mother support groups can act as a healthy, supportive community during your adoption planning. 

Whether you have already made an adoption plan or have just started to think about adoption, getting support is important. Today, we're going to share some tips with you on how you can find the right birth mother support group for you!

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Topics: choosing adoption for my baby, adoption support groups, adoption support group, birth mother support groups, birth mother support group

5 Birth Mothers Share Why They Love Open Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 16, 2018

Open adoption today is so different from how adoption worked decades ago. With an open, modern adoption plan, you're in the driver's seat. You're in control: you can choose your baby's adoptive parents, how things go at the hospital, and the amount of contact you'd like to have in the future. 

Today, we wanted to give you a glimpse of the benefits of open adoption and what it is like! We're sharing what five birth mothers say they love about open adoption. We've removed everyone's names for privacy.

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Topics: Open Adoption, choosing adoption for my baby, modern adoption, adoption is love

"How do I know the adoptive couple are good people?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 26, 2017

Question: "I'm 32 weeks along, and I just started looking at the adoptive families on your site. I like what they say about their parenting plans, and they all look friendly. But, how do I know the adoptive couple I pick are good people? How do I know that my baby will be going into a good home?"

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Adoptive family, Adoptive couple, adoption for my baby, choosing adoption for my baby, adoptive parents for my baby

"At 19, I chose to adopt out my baby. Here's why..."

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 5, 2017

"I wanted to write a special note to all the women out there thinking about adoption, just from me. When I was 19, I chose to adopt out my baby boy. Here's my story...

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Topics: adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, I could never do adoption, choosing adoption for my baby, I could never give my baby away for adoption!

What to Do If You're Unsure About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 20, 2017

Would you like to find out more about placing your baby for adoption, but aren’t ready to talk about it just yet? You can email, text, or chat with Lifetime Adoption any time of the day or night.

We’ll help you decide what you need, and how Lifetime can help.

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Topics: Adoption for my child, is adoption selfish, adoption for my baby, is adoption right for me, choosing adoption for my baby, what is open adoption like?, what is adoption like?

"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