Birth Parents Blog

Can I Adopt Out My Baby if I'm Pregnant and Addicted?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 26, 2019

Becoming pregnant unexpectedly can be stressful. And that overwhelming feeling only increases if you're pregnant and addicted to drugs.

Even if you're pregnant and addicted to drugs, we can still help you create an adoption plan. Lifetime is not here to judge you for using drugs during pregnancy. 

If you do choose adoption, know that there’s an adoptive family out there who would love to adopt your baby, substance abuse issues or not. Whether you have used in the past or are using now, it does not affect whether or not you can make an adoption plan.

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Topics: Give up my baby, adopt out my baby, prenatal drug exposure, drug-exposed baby, adopt out my child, addiction and adoption, opioid crisis and adoption

Can I Do Adoption If I Used Meth During My Pregnancy?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 28, 2017

Question: I’m so ashamed to admit this, but I used meth during my pregnancy. I’m having a baby girl due next month, but I’m nervous and stressing that I won’t be able to handle parenting. So, I’m thinking about adoption. Will anyone want to adopt my baby since I used meth while I was pregnant?

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Topics: prenatal drug exposure, drug-exposed baby, substance use during pregnancy, meth use during pregnancy

I've Used Drugs While Pregnant. Can I Choose Adoption? [VIDEO]

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 2, 2016

Question: "I'm so embarrassed to confess this, but I used recreational drugs during my pregnancy. I'm thinking about adoption but worried that it's not a choice I can make. Are there any couples who'd want to adopt a baby who's mom used drugs?"

Check out this short video to learn the answer, and about your choices with open adoption if you've used drugs during your pregnancy:

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Topics: Drugs, Open Adoption, Give up my baby, adopt my baby, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, prenatal drug exposure, drug-exposed baby

Can I Do Adoption if I've Been Using Drugs?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 5, 2016

Question: “I know it’s bad, but I have used drugs during my pregnancy. My doctor sort of scared me and now I’m worried that even adoption isn’t an option for me. Would anyone want to adopt my baby, even though I’ve been using drugs while pregnant?”

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Drugs, prenatal drug exposure, drug-exposed baby