Birth Parents Blog

Can I Give My Baby Up for Adoption at the Hospital?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 21, 2019

Choosing adoption can happen in many different ways. Some pregnant women realize right away that parenting isn't going to be possible, so they create an adoption plan when they're still early in their pregnancy. Others might need more time to think about what the right choice is.

Sometimes, the best choice is still unclear right up until labor starts. If you find yourself in this situation, you might be wondering if pregnant women can choose adoption at the hospital.

Yes, you absolutely can! It's never too late for adoption

A woman choosing adoption at the hospital happens more often than you might think. Lifetime Adoption has helped many women with this type of adoption. Even though it might happen more quickly than a typical infant adoption, there is a process for making an adoption plan for your newborn baby at the hospital.

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Topics: hospital preferences, last-minute adoption, sudden adoptions, adoption experience in the hospital, is it too late to choose adoption?, is it too late to do adoption?, hospital adoption

The Best of This Blog: Top 10 Posts from 2018

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 28, 2018

The time has come: 2018 is drawing to a close. Maybe you feel like it flew by. Today, we’re taking a step back to look at Lifetime's most popular birth parent adoption blogs of 2018.

This year, we shared some common reasons why women choose adoption, information about how open adoption works, wrote about an interview with a birth mom, and much more!

So let’s get started with this quick recap of the 10 most popular posts on our blog in 2018:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Open Adoption, Adoption for my child, adoption for my baby, prenatal drug exposure, birth mother videos, what is open adoption like?, is it too late to choose adoption?, unplanned pregnancy choices, why do women choose adoption?, pregnant in jail

My Daughter is One...Is It Too Late to Choose Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 20, 2018

Question: "My baby just turned 1, and while it’s hard to imagine adopting her out after a year of loving and caring for her, it’s also hard to think of what could happen if I don’t do an adoption now. I can’t hold a job because the best jobs require hours beyond usual daycare hours. If I can’t pay my bills, I can’t take care of her. Is it too late to do adoption?"

Answer: It’s never too late to make an adoption plan for your child. Lifetime has helped many women who tried parenting before turning to adoption. You can oversee the entire adoption planning process, and that includes deciding when you're ready to begin. No matter if your child is weeks, months or years old, adoption is always a decision that you can make. If you choose adoption later on for your child, you have the same choices and rights as a pregnant woman making an adoption plan. This includes:

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Topics: Adoption for my child, older child adoption, adopt out my child, is it too late to choose adoption?, is it too late to do adoption?

The Best of This Blog: Top 10 Posts from 2017

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 29, 2017

In 2017, Lifetime's blog covered topics ranging from how to pick an adoptive family and how to know if adoption's right for you to birth mothers sharing their adoption stories. It's our goal to keep writing useful, quality content for readers like you in the new year!

Here are our top 10 posts of 2017:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Adoption for my child, older child adoption, maternity clothes, adoption for my baby, prenatal drug exposure, birth father rights, is it too late to choose adoption?, is it too late to do adoption?

Is It Ever Too Late To Choose Adoption for My Child?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 12, 2017

Women have reached out to Lifetime when their children are two years old or two days old. Know that it’s never too late to choose adoption and create an adoption plan for your child! You're in control of your adoption plan, and that includes deciding when you're ready to start the process. Keep reading to learn more...

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Topics: Adoption for my child, older child adoption, adopt out my child, is it too late to choose adoption?, is it too late to do adoption?