Birth Parents Blog

Is Distance Important When Choosing Adoptive Parents?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 8, 2019

When you're looking at adoptive family profiles, there are plenty of factors to consider. Do they live in an urban or rural area? Will the wife be a stay-at-home mom? What faith do they follow? Would you like the adoptive family to have the same ethnicity as you? 

Each of these questions is important when you're choosing parents for your baby. But what about where the adoptive family lives? You might think that if you would like to have in-person meet-ups in the future, you have to choose an adoptive family who lives close to you.

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Topics: adoptive parents, adoptive parents for my baby, how to choose an adoptive family, how to choose a family for my baby

It’s Your Choice: 3 Myths That Limit a Mother’s Adoption Options

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 26, 2019

Here at Lifetime, we understand that first phone call, text, or message can be nerve wracking for women who are considering adoption for a child. When women contact us, it’s common to hear “I’m not sure yet, but I just want to know how adoption works.” As she shares more about her situation, each mother starts to find words for the questions that have been going through their minds, usually for weeks before reaching out for information.

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Topics: Open Adoption, what is open adoption like?, how do I put my baby up for adoption?, modern adoption, benefits of adoption, how to choose a family for my baby, open adoption questions, adoption hospital plan

4 Steps in the Open Adoption Process for Birth Mothers

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 19, 2019

We recently received a text from an expectant mother on our 24/7 text line that read, “I’m texting because I was curious about the process of an open adoption. What are the steps?”

When women call, text, or email to learn about open adoption, it is usually because they are pregnant and considering adoption for their babies. The steps to the open adoption process can be broken down into 4 parts:

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Topics: Open Adoption, what is open adoption like?, how do I put my baby up for adoption?, modern adoption, benefits of adoption, how to choose a family for my baby, open adoption questions, adoption hospital plan

Our 3 Most Popular Pages (and Why!)

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 14, 2019

Are you thinking about adoption and don’t know where to start? With Lifetime, you make the choices to create a personalized adoption for your child, and we help you every step of the way. 

Right now, your mind might be spinning with tons of questions, like,
"How does adoption work?"
"
What do I get to decide about the process?"
"How do I even get started with adoption?"

Our website walks you through the steps to make an adoption plan for your baby, answering all of these questions and more. Lifetime's website has SO much information available, but all that info in one place might leave you feeling overwhelmed.

So today, we're going to share Lifetime's 3 most popular (and useful!) pages. They've been popular with many women who are figuring out if adoption is the right answer for them, just like you. Because let's face it, when you're thinking about a life decision as major as adoption, it helps to know what's been beneficial for other women in your situation.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption for my child, adoption website, adoption for my baby, adoption plan for my baby, how to choose a family for my baby

What to Ask When You Meet with Adoptive Parents

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 7, 2019

"I think I've just found the perfect family to adopt my baby! My baby’s father likes them too.

My Adoption Coordinator has given me their phone number and set up a time for me to call them and talk. Do you have any tips on what to say? What should I ask them about?"

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption for my child, adoption for my baby, family to adopt my baby, how to choose a family for my baby, questions to ask adoptive family

Can Watching Videos Help You Pick a Family for Your Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 12, 2019

Are you looking for adoptive parents that will be a perfect fit for your baby? Then you’ll want to learn everything you can about potential adoptive parents. And one of the quickest ways to do that is by watching their adoption videos. 

Each adoption video on our site of families and couples is just two minutes long, so you can easily watch a bunch of them in one sitting!

The adoptive family truly wants to get to know you, but for that to happen, you need to get to know them first. The videos you'll see on Lifetime's website are a great way to help you get to know an adoptive couple. They're the perfect tool to help you find the right adoptive family for your baby. And here's why...

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"Why Should I Choose a Lifetime Adoptive Family?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 1, 2019

If you're thinking about adoption for your baby, it's probably because you want to give him or her the best life possible. So right now, you might be wondering, "How will I find the perfect family for my baby?" or even "Why should I choose a Lifetime adoptive family?"

We understand that searching for adoptive parents who match the vision you have for your child's life can feel overwhelming.

Today, we're sharing 11 reasons why it's beneficial to consider a Lifetime adoptive family for your baby!

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Topics: Adoption for my child, adoptive family for my baby, how to choose an adoptive family, how to choose a family for my baby, find a family

How to Make a Connection With the Family You Chose

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 30, 2018

So you've selected adoptive parents for your baby and decided to match with them. With modern adoption, you have choices on how you'd like to move forward with them during the rest of your pregnancy.

Since you'll be a part of each other’s lives for years to come, it's a good idea to get to know your child's adoptive parents throughout your pregnancy. This will allow you to feel positive in the decision you make.

Here are 4 ways you can connect with the adoptive couple:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Communication, family for my baby, picking an adoptive family, adoption match, how do I choose an adoptive family?, how to choose a family for my baby

Can a Couple in Another State Adopt My Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 1, 2018

When you're thinking about adoption, you're looking for the perfect adoptive family for your baby. But is it possible if the adoptive couple lives outside of your state?

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Topics: interstate adoption, how to choose an adoptive family, how to choose a family for my baby

How Do I Know My Baby Will Be Safe?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 10, 2018

The process of choosing just the right adoptive family for your baby can seem complicated. As you look at adoptive parent profiles, they'll probably all look nice and friendly, and say things that you like. But, as one woman puts it, "how do I know the adoptive families I see on your website are fit to be parents? How do I know that my baby will be safe?"

Today, Lifetime is giving you insider info about the in-depth screening and background checks every hopeful adoptive parent must go through in order to adopt so you can gain confidence that your baby will be safe!

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Topics: adoption for my baby, adoptive family for my baby, how to choose an adoptive family, how to choose a family for my baby