Birth Parents Blog

How to Find Out if He Would Be a Good Dad

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 5, 2019

Parenting is widely recognized as one of the hardest jobs in the world. It's definitely not easy to be a mom, even if you have friends and family who will help. Right now, you might be wondering about the role your baby's father will play in the future. Is he "dad material"? Would he make a good dad?

Your child's daddy will play a big role in their life, whether he's around or not. So before deciding if you'll parent or do adoption, take a good, hard look at your other half. Several signs will tell you what kind of a daddy he will be.

Here are 14 questions you can ask yourself to tell if he'll be a good dad: 

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Topics: Relationships, Adoption, unplanned pregnancy, Parenting, Baby's father, Marriage, adoption or parenting, baby's dad, father of my baby, birth father

How To Tell If Your Baby's Father is "The One"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 19, 2017

If you're thinking about adoption, you've probably also thought about the father of your baby. Is he "dad material"? Has the thought "maybe we should just get married and try to make this work" crossed your mind? 

Start by being honest with yourself about your relationship. Marriage should come from being committed to each other, not just because you're having a baby together. Think about what kind of home life you want for your child. 

Keep reading for 12 important questions to ask yourself when you're wondering if he's "the one"!

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Topics: Relationships, Parenting, Baby's father, relationship questions, baby's dad

"I'm choosing adoption but my aunt wants to raise my baby. Help!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 3, 2017

Question: "I'm about 99% sure adoption is going to be the best for my baby. My aunt keeps telling me that she'll help me raise my baby, but I know I can't count on her help for long. What can I do?! I love her, and I don't want to hurt her feelings."

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Topics: Open Adoption, Parenting, Adoption help, adoption or parenting, adopt out my baby, modern adoption

Making a Plan that Works for You and Your Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 3, 2015

This week, a woman thinking about adoption shared “I think an adoption is the best plan for my baby, but my aunt and friends say they think I should raise my baby with their help. I don’t know how long I can count on them to help, especially since I’ve been through this before and after a couple months they didn’t help much with my first child. What should I do?”

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Topics: Open Adoption, parents, Parenting, Adoption process, adoption plan, Adoption story, adoption or parenting

Your Life Post-Pregnancy: A Reality Check

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 28, 2013

Depending on your situation and life’s circumstances, you may have feelings and concerns that arise. These are just a few questions to ask yourself:

• Can you financially support yourself and a child?

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Questions, Parenting

Are You Ready to be a Parent?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 18, 2013

If you're facing an unplanned pregnancy and having a difficult time deciding between parenting your baby or choosing adoption, it can help to look at the situation from all angles. Here are 14 questions that will get you thinking about whether you're really ready at this time in your life to be a parent:

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Questions, Parenting

Is It Selfish to Consider Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 10, 2013

We often get asked by women who are thinking about making an adoption plan for their child: "is it selfish to consider adoption? Is it selfish to consider parenting" No, neither decision is selfish if you are making it based on the right reasons.

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Topics: Adoption, pregnancy pregnant decisions, Parenting, counseling pregnancy