Birth Parents Blog

3 Questions That Adoptees Want to Know

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 14, 2020

The decision to make an adoption plan for your baby is not an easy one. When you choose adoption, you are making a loving decision for your baby. At the same time, you might worry about what your child will think later on.

Many adults who were adopted have questions about their birth parents. Children ask questions too, but they are often more basic. The questions evolve and may become more difficult as they grow older, but adoptees really just want to know where they come from. They want to know about their heritage and build a sense of self as they grow older.

You may be placing a baby for adoption today, but this sweet little baby will grow into an adult with the desire to connect to their history. What does this mean for you as a birth mother? It means you might want your baby's adoptive parents to have specific information about you and your family. You can prepare for these questions by giving your child's adoptive parents the answers to some common questions adoptees have when they grow older.

Today, we're sharing how you can help answer these three common questions your child might ask someday:

  • What was going through your mind at the time?
  • What is my ethnic or racial heritage?
  • What is my birth family's medical background?
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Topics: Relationships, Open Adoption, letter to my birth child, adoptee, talking to children about adoption

How to Write a Letter of Love to Your Child

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 22, 2019

When you chose adoption, you provided your child with many lifelong gifts. For most women, their reasons for making an adoption plan include the ability to provide their child with two loving and stable parents, a bright future, and every opportunity to succeed in life.

Another beautiful, cherished gift which only you can provide is a letter of love to your child. In it, you have the opportunity to share your feelings of hope and love. Writing it will allow you to release your child into the arms of the adoptive parents with trust, faith, and love. Plus, this special letter has been known to help many a birth mother face mixed emotions after placing her child. 

Wondering how to write a letter like this? How can you possibly express all the love you have for your child? Today, Lifetime Adoption is sharing 6 quick tips for writing a letter of love to your child

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Topics: Open Adoption, letter to my birth child, birth child, what is open adoption like?, will my child hate me?, explaining adoption to children, talking to children about adoption

What Will the Couple Tell My Child About Me?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 12, 2018

"I'm due soon, and I just found out that I'm having a boy. How will the adoptive couple tell my child about me when he's older? How will they tell him that he's adopted?

I love my son so much already, and I don't want him to grow up thinking that I'm an evil person who just gave him up."

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Topics: Open Adoption, letter to my birth child, adoptive family for my baby, adoptee, adoption is love, open adoption questions

This Birth Mom’s Viral Video for Her Son Will Touch Your Heart

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 15, 2018

Hannah was 18 when she discovered she was pregnant. And after the death of her boyfriend, she decided to make an adoption plan for their baby boy. Just a few hours before the adoption became official, Hannah recorded a video for her son, letting him know that she will always love him. 

In her emotional video, which is featured on People Magazine’s website and The Today Show’s site, she says "I thought I would make this video for you instead of writing a letter because it's real and it’s in the moment."

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Topics: adoption video,, hospital preferences, letter to my birth child, birth child, birth mother videos, adoption experience in the hospital, contact with my baby