Birth Parents Blog

How Do I Give My Baby Up for Adoption in a Different State?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 22, 2019

As a woman thinking about adoption, we know that you want to find the perfect adoptive family for your baby. But what if the perfect family doesn't live in your state? If this is the case for you, you might be wondering:

"Can I place my baby for adoption in a different state?"
"Can an adoptive couple from another state adopt my baby?"
"I want to give my baby up for adoption outside of my state — is that possible?"

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Topics: adopt out my baby, choosing an adoptive family, interstate adoption, give my baby up for adoption, how to choose an adoptive family, adoptive family outside of my state

“Can I Find Out the Adoptive Parent’s Faith?”

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 15, 2018

"I was brought up in a Christian family, went to Sunday school every week, and then youth groups and prayer circles when I was older. My faith in God has really helped me through some rough patches in life. I'm actually going through one right now with being pregnant unexpectedly. 

It's important to me that the family I choose for my baby be devout Christians, and raise my child to know the Lord. Can I find out the adoptive parent’s faith?"

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Topics: christian couple, picking an adoptive family, choosing an adoptive family, Christian family for my baby, faith of adoptive family, adoptive family's faith, adoptive family of faith

"The Adoptive Mom Liked Instagram Too!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 7, 2017

As you look at adoptive family profiles, you might be seeking a couple on the West Coast, one that has a stay-at-home mom, or a couple who follows your religion.

In modern adoption, women have lots of choices, including a huge variety of adoptive couples to pick from, and the ability to get really selective in who they pick. For some women looking at adoption profiles, they feel that something just "clicks" with one adoptive couple because they have a similar hobby or interest.

They've told us that they felt an instant connection to an adoptive couple right away, because they have the same interests or hobbies. An example is Hayley, 22, who made an adoption plan for her baby boy last year. She says:

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Topics: Adoption parent profiles, Adoption for my child, adoptive parents, adoption for my baby, choosing an adoptive couple, choosing an adoptive family

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

How Do I Pick an Adoptive Family?!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 5, 2016

The idea of choosing adoptive parents for your baby might overwhelm you. Before you start looking at adoptive family profiles, it’s helpful to think about what you’re looking for in the family. Sometimes birth mothers choose a couple that’s similar to their family. They might even look for a family with an aspect that they often longed for growing up. Here, we’re going to share tips on how to pick an adoptive family.

Lifetime Adoption is here to help you in your search. We’ll mail you printed profiles about adoptive couples, which look like scrapbooked booklets. And, you can always view adoptive family profiles on our site. When you’re ready, Lifetime will put you in touch with your top picks. You can email, chat or call the family to have a conversation with them.

Here are 5 tips to help you as you look at adoptive families:

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Topics: adoptive families, family for my baby, choosing an adoptive couple, picking an adoptive family, choosing an adoptive family, picking an adoptive couple, couple for my baby