Birth Parents Blog

Is Choosing Adoption for my Baby a Selfish Decision?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 6, 2017

"I’ve heard from lots of people that adoption is a selfish decision and one that I'll regret for the rest of my life. Is that true?"

Not at all! In fact, choosing adoption is literally the opposite of selfish. Placing her baby with an adoptive family is one of the most courageous things a woman can do.

Depending on her life situation, choosing a family to provide for her baby in a way that she's unable is the best decision a birth mother can make for her child. She's putting the best interests of her child before her own and setting her needs to the side. Adoption doesn't mean abandoning her child – it means truly being a mother. It's a brave, strong, selfless, loving, and responsible decision to make when your baby needs it most.

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Worried if Adoption is Right for You? 7 Questions to Ask

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 29, 2017

If you’re thinking about adoption for your child, we know you've got questions. How do you know if it's the right choice? How will you explain your decision to people? What will you child grow up thinking about you? All of these "what-if" questions spinning in your head probably have you feeling stressed and worried. So, if you find yourself asking, "Is adoption right for me?" Hopefully, we can guide you through this confusing time.

Today, Lifetime is giving you 7 important questions that are asked by women considering adoption. Find these questions below, as well as their answers!

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What to Do If You're Unsure About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 20, 2017

Would you like to find out more about placing your baby for adoption, but aren’t ready to talk about it just yet? You can email, text, or chat with Lifetime Adoption any time of the day or night.

We’ll help you decide what you need, and how Lifetime can help.

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Topics: Adoption for my child, is adoption selfish, adoption for my baby, is adoption right for me, choosing adoption for my baby, what is open adoption like?, what is adoption like?

What to Do If Your Family is Anti-Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 2, 2017

Deciding to make an adoption plan for your baby isn’t easy, but if your family disagrees with you choosing adoption, it can become even more difficult. It’s normal to seek your parent’s approval when you’re thinking about adoption.

It may be hard to go through the adoption without having the support of the people you love. If your family is anti-adoption, you’re not alone. Family members disagreeing about their sons and daughters choosing adoption is common. In this post, we're going share some tips on how to handle the situation.

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Is Adoption Right for Me?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 21, 2017

Sometimes, life has a funny way of not turning out like you expected it to. Whether you’re dealing with an unplanned pregnancy or looking for a family to adopt your child, you can contact Lifetime right now and get the help you need by calling 1-800-923-6784. Or, if you’re not quite ready to talk just yet, you can text us at that number.

Have you found yourself wondering, 'Is adoption right for me?' At Lifetime, we’ll help you learn about your adoption choices and give you truthful answers to your questions. Lifetime offers free adoption help and counseling for anyone considering placement. 

Whether you’ve already delivered and are wondering 'should I give up my baby for adoption?' or you’re hiding a pregnancy, Lifetime can help you, day or night.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, is adoption selfish, unplanned pregnancy options, adopt my baby, is adoption right for me, missed period, what is adoption like?

Is Adoption Selfish? Here are the top four reasons it isn’t.

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 16, 2014


If you’re pregnant and thinking about adoption, you may be asking yourself, “Is adoption selfish?”

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