Birth Parents Blog

Discover Your Top 3 Choices With Open Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 9, 2017

In open adoption, there are three main choices that you're able to decide on: to keep contact after placement, to choose the adoptive family, and to decide how things will go during your hospital stay.

Today, we are sharing more info about these three choices in open adoption!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption for my child, adopt out my baby, open adoption visits, adoption for my baby, choosing adoption for my baby

"How Do I Put My Baby Up For Adoption?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 6, 2017

Question: "I'm a sophomore in college and just got a positive pregnancy test. I'm seriously freaking out because having a baby wasn't part of my plan! I'm thinking about adoption, because I don't believe in abortion. How do I put my baby up for adoption?"

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Topics: adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, put my child up for adoption, choosing adoption for my baby, putting my baby up for adoption, put my baby up for adoption, how do I put my baby up for adoption?

"I Just Kinda Knew That This Was the Family I Wanted for My Child..."

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 16, 2017

If you're thinking about adoption for your baby, it really helps to hear from other women who've "been there, done that." Bailey, a birth mother from Minnesota, shares about how she came to choose adoption in this video. Here's Bailey's story about making an adoption plan & finding an adoptive couple for her daughter:

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Topics: Adoption for my child, adoption plan, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, choosing adoption for my baby

How to Tell People You're Choosing Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 5, 2017

Once you’ve decided to make an adoption plan, you’re probably thinking about how you’re going to share the news with your friends and family. Maybe you haven’t yet told them you’re pregnant. You might be looking for their approval that you’ve made the right decision. So, sharing this news may be difficult. Get Lifetime’s tips on how to tell them you’re choosing adoption!

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, choosing adoption for my baby, how to tell people I'm choosing adoption

5 Questions Every Woman Considering Adoption Should Ask

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 24, 2017

If you’ve started to think about adoption for your baby or child, it’s important to ask questions to the adoption professionals you talk to. By asking the 5 questions below (and any others that are important to you), you can feel more comfortable in your decision.

Getting a feel for how an adoption professional treats you is so important. If ever you feel judged or pressured, we encourage you to stop working with that professional. This is your life, your child, and your decision. You have the right to choose an agency you feel good with. 

Here are 5 questions every woman considering adoption should ask the adoption professional:

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Topics: Adoption for my child, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, adopt out my child, thinking about adoption, choosing adoption for my baby

Here's Why I Chose Adoption...

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 17, 2017

"I discovered that I was pregnant at 24. I was single and enlisted in the Navy. When I told my family, no one would help me out. My aunt even said, "you made the bed, now you need to sleep in it!" By that, she basically meant it was my responsibility. I realized that I had to make a decision pretty quickly because I was going to be shipped out to sea in a few months. I was against abortion, and so I decided on adoption. I wanted my soon-to-be-born son to grow up with a financially stable married couple who would love him unconditionally.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, adoption plan, unplanned pregnancy options, adopt out my baby, choosing adoption for my baby

6 Simple Steps to Making a Custom Adoption Plan

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 21, 2017

Lifetime has helped many women as they decide if an adoption plan is the right thing for their babies. With all this experience, we understand the fears and emotions you might have right now, as well as your adoption questions. Lifetime is here to give you honest info about adoption and give you the resources you need to make this decision. So today, we’re breaking down the adoption process into 6 simple steps:

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Topics: adoption plan, adoption for my baby, adoption planning kit, choosing an adoptive couple, choosing an adoptive family, choosing adoption for my baby

"I Haven't Seen a Doctor Yet. Can I Still Do Adoption?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 31, 2017

Many women have wondered if they can still choose adoption for their baby, even if they haven't seen a doctor yet. The answer is YES! No prenatal care doesn't change your ability to choose adoption. Read on for more details about doing an adoption plan before you've had prenatal care...

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Topics: adoption plan, adopt out my baby, prenatal care, choosing adoption for my baby