Birth Parents Blog

Parenting vs. Adoption: How to Decide What's Right for You

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 19, 2019

Have you been going back and forth between parenting and making an adoption plan? You might be wondering, "How can I figure out which is the right choice for me and my baby?!”

Unfortunately, there's no road map or quick answer to tell you which route to take. The decision of whether to parent or do adoption might just be the toughest decision you'll ever make in your entire life. 

For many women, it takes a lot of sleepless nights, prayer, and thought before they decide that adoption is the best choice for themselves and their baby, given their situation.

Here are 3 tips on how to put yourself in the best position so you can make this tough decision about adoption:

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Topics: parenting or adoption,, adoption or parenting, is adoption right for me, parenting vs. adoption

How Do I Know if Adoption is Right for Me?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 26, 2018

If you’ve just been surprised by an unplanned pregnancy, you might be weighing your options. Let’s face it: being pregnant doesn’t always mean you are ready to be a mom. It’s hard to think that as much as you love your baby already, you might not feel ready to become a parent right now and may be considering giving your baby up for adoption.

It's important to make your decision based on what your life is like right now. Making an adoption plan for your baby is such a loving choice, but that doesn't mean it's not a hard one to make.

Today, Lifetime is giving you 5 questions to ask yourself if you’re wondering “is adoption right for me?”

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Book, parenting or adoption,, adoption or parenting, adopt out my baby

Parenting vs. Adoption: How Did I Decide?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 19, 2018

Today, we wanted to switch things up and let you hear from one of our birth moms!

In this guest blog post, she gives advice on how she came to realize that adoption was going to be the best choice for her:

"The decision of whether to make an adoption plan or to parent is without a doubt the toughest decision I've ever made in my life. I went through many sleepless nights and lots of thinking before I was finally able to see that adoption was the best decision. Not just for myself, but for my baby too given my situation. If I were to give anyone thinking about adoption any advice, it would be this...

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Topics: Open Adoption, How Does Adoption Work, parenting or adoption,, adoption or parenting, is adoption right for me

How to Decide if Single Parenting is Right for You

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 30, 2017

Being a single mom is more than just a job. It’s a major life situation that will decide what you do for many years. As you raise your child alone, your strength, patience, and sanity will definitely be tried. Deciding to become a single parent is not a decision that you should take lightly. Should you make single parenting your choice, your life will be forever changed. Before you become a single mom, here are some things to think about…

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Topics: Open Adoption, parenting or adoption,, modern adoption, single parenting

What kind of a parent would I be?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 22, 2015

When you're thinking about adoption, it’s totally normal to consider what kind of parent you would be. Choosing your child’s parents through adoption lets you evaluate what kind of parents they will be.

But what about you? What kind of parent are you ready to be?

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Topics: Adoption for my child, Adoption choices, parenting or adoption,