Birth Parents Blog

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

Going to College with Just a G.E.D.

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 28, 2013

Q: I left school to have my baby at sixteen. I placed by my baby for adoption, right after she was born. It was a super hard thing to do, but I didn't want my mother raising her! That would have been a major downer. So, with the help of an amazing school counselor, I managed to pass my GED. It’s not a standard high school diploma and I am afraid it will hurt my chances of going back to school. Can I still go to college? Help!

A: "G.E.D." stands for General Educational Development test. It is a test that anyone can take to measure their mastery of high school level skills. Most colleges accept the G.E.D. as qualifications to enter their programs. However, the pressure is on at major state, private and university campuses to be the best of the best. Many high school graduates at the top of their class get turned down by their first and second choice schools.

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Topics: parents, 16 and Pregnant, scholarship

Adoptive Parents for My Child...Are They Trustworthy?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 8, 2013

Many times when considering adoption for her child, women ask us "How do you make sure all these adoptive parents are safe and who they say they are?"

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Topics: Adoption Questions, unplanned pregnancy, parents

How Do I Tell My Parents I'm Pregnant?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 28, 2007

I continue to get this question all the time. And I wish I could give you the magic words that make everyone supportive of your situation and your decisions.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, parents, pregnant

"I Think I'm Pregnant..."

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 14, 2007

I have spoken to so many girls who think they may be pregnant and are worried half to death. They are typically worried about:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, parents, abortion help pregnant