Birth Parents Blog

How to Find Out if Open Adoption is Right for You

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 31, 2019

Open adoption gives you many choices, like choosing the adoptive parents for your baby. You can also decide how much you'd like to stay in touch with them after the adoption happens, and how you'd like to get updates on your child.

You are able to name what you anticipate your future relationships to look like. But we understand that it can be hard to decide about future contact now, before the adoption has happened.

Here are 4 questions to ask yourself as you decide if open adoption is right for you:

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Topics: Open Adoption, open adoption visits, what is open adoption like?, peer counseling, contact with my baby, open adoption questions, future contact

5 Ways to Get Through Your First Year After Placing

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 11, 2019

It’s one thing to make an adoption plan for your baby, but a completely different thing to deal with your feelings after the adoption is done.

The range of emotions you might feel after placement is normal. You’ll probably face a roller coaster of emotions, ranging from guilt to relief during and after the adoption process.

One minute you might feel like you did the best thing for your baby and the next you feel lonely and lost.

These five tips can help you cope after adoption placement, no matter how you may be feeling:

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Topics: adoption counseling, post-placement, peer counseling

How to Get the Support You Need During Your Adoption Plan

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 12, 2017

Making an adoption plan for your child is an emotional experience, and the stages of grief are experienced differently amongst birth mothers. It’s totally normal for you to feel sad and wonder if you're doing the right thing. Your feelings are normal and shouldn’t be dismissed.

It may help you to talk to someone. Lifetime can connect you with a third-party licensed counselor. Or, you might choose to speak with a woman who has placed her child for adoption.

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Topics: adoption counseling, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, is adoption right for me, peer counseling, free adoption counseling

Free Adoption Counseling As You Consider Your Choices

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 13, 2016

When you’re thinking about adoption, you may want to talk to someone. It will help you to decide on what you want for you and your baby. Lifetime can connect you with a licensed counselor or you can also talk to a birth mom who has placed her baby for adoption and gone through the journey herself.

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Topics: adoption counseling, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, is adoption right for me, peer counseling, free adoption counseling