Birth Parents Blog

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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Topics: Adoptive parent video, Adoptive couple video, Adoptive couple's video, adoption video,, adoptive family video, how to choose an adoptive family, how to choose a family for my baby, find a family

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

"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

"With open adoption, I can see my daughter grow up!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 9, 2018

This guest post was written by Hailey, a birth mother who chose adoption for her daughter six years ago.

"After three weeks of being pregnant with a baby I knew I couldn't parent, I sat down and devoted my time to looking at adoptive family websites. I was curious about adopting my baby out. I looked at SO many adoptive parent profiles. Never knew there were so many couples wanting to give their love!

I wanted to feel a connection to the couple I chose. Since I grew up with an older brother and sister, I wanted my baby to have the same. And after I found out that my baby would be a girl, I kept seeing her as someone’s little sister.

As they say, when you know, you know. When I picked Jason and Jenni, I knew they'd be perfect parents for my daughter. They already had a three-year-old son, and Jenni is a stay-at-home mom. I felt like she belonged in their family! Honestly, for us, it was 'meant to be.'

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption story, adoption for my baby, National Adoption Awareness Month, birth mother stories, what is open adoption like?, how to choose an adoptive family

How to Find a Family Who Will Honor Open Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 14, 2018

"I'm 30 weeks along, and I'm pretty sure that I'm going to adopt out my baby.  I know I want an open adoption, because I would like to get updates on my daughter as she grows up. But, how can I be sure the adoptive family will keep their promise to stay in contact?” 

Most women choosing adoption today want to stay in contact with their child, through emails, photos, social media posts, or visits. One of the ways to make sure that your baby's adoptive couple will keep their promise to stay in contact is to find a family that has adopted already. When the adoptive couple has an open adoption relationship with their child's birth mother, it's a good sign that they'd be open to future contact with you as well.

These adoptive couples keep an open adoption relationship with their child's birth family:

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Topics: Open Adoption, modern adoption, how to choose an adoptive family, contact with my baby, future contact, find a family

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

How to Get Adoption Answers Anonymously

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 23, 2018

If you’re pregnant and considering adoption, you might not be ready to tell the world just yet. What you need right now is to ask questions about adoption anonymously.

The National Adoption Hotline is here to give you confidential answers to all of your questions! Keep reading to learn how you can reach the hotline for adoption help 24/7.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Adoption help, how to choose an adoptive family, adoption hotline, hotline for adoption

3 Questions To Think About When Browsing Adoptive Families

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 28, 2017

Are you browsing adoptive family profiles to find just the right parents to raise your child? There's a lot to keep in mind when you're making this selection. It's a big decision with a lot of factors to consider.

So that you can make a choice that you feel comfortable with, Lifetime is sharing three questions to keep in mind. Ask yourself these three questions as you're going through the process of picking adoptive parents:

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

The Top 5 'Red Flags' to Watch Out for in Hopeful Adoptive Families

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 31, 2017

We spend lots of time talking with expectant mothers about what they're looking for in the family who will adopt their baby. Most mothers are seeking a couple who are genuinely good and will love their baby unconditionally. 

We talk a lot on this blog about reasons why women choose adoption and how you can select your baby's adoptive family. Today, we're going to talk about why you might say "no" to a hopeful adoptive couple.

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