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The Best of This Blog: Top 10 Posts from 2018

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 28, 2018

The time has come: 2018 is drawing to a close. Maybe you feel like it flew by. Today, we’re taking a step back to look at Lifetime's most popular birth parent adoption blogs of 2018.

This year, we shared some common reasons why women choose adoption, information about how open adoption works, wrote about an interview with a birth mom, and much more!

So let’s get started with this quick recap of the 10 most popular posts on our blog in 2018:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Open Adoption, Adoption for my child, adoption for my baby, prenatal drug exposure, birth mother videos, what is open adoption like?, is it too late to choose adoption?, unplanned pregnancy choices, why do women choose adoption?, pregnant in jail

"I'm an addict...adoption was the best choice I ever made!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 7, 2018

As opioid abuse has risen in recent years, conversations about addiction have moved out of the shadows. Today, we hear from one woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, about her experience with addiction. 

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Topics: Give up my baby, prenatal drug exposure, substance use during pregnancy, addiction and adoption, opioid crisis and adoption

The Best of This Blog: Top 10 Posts from 2017

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 29, 2017

In 2017, Lifetime's blog covered topics ranging from how to pick an adoptive family and how to know if adoption's right for you to birth mothers sharing their adoption stories. It's our goal to keep writing useful, quality content for readers like you in the new year!

Here are our top 10 posts of 2017:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Adoption for my child, older child adoption, maternity clothes, adoption for my baby, prenatal drug exposure, birth father rights, is it too late to choose adoption?, is it too late to do adoption?

Can I Do Adoption If I Used Meth During My Pregnancy?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 28, 2017

Question: I’m so ashamed to admit this, but I used meth during my pregnancy. I’m having a baby girl due next month, but I’m nervous and stressing that I won’t be able to handle parenting. So, I’m thinking about adoption. Will anyone want to adopt my baby since I used meth while I was pregnant?

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Topics: prenatal drug exposure, drug-exposed baby, substance use during pregnancy, meth use during pregnancy

I've Used Drugs While Pregnant. Can I Choose Adoption? [VIDEO]

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 2, 2016

Question: "I'm so embarrassed to confess this, but I used recreational drugs during my pregnancy. I'm thinking about adoption but worried that it's not a choice I can make. Are there any couples who'd want to adopt a baby who's mom used drugs?"

Check out this short video to learn the answer, and about your choices with open adoption if you've used drugs during your pregnancy:

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Topics: Drugs, Open Adoption, Give up my baby, adopt my baby, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, prenatal drug exposure, drug-exposed baby

Can I Do Adoption if I've Been Using Drugs?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 5, 2016

Question: “I know it’s bad, but I have used drugs during my pregnancy. My doctor sort of scared me and now I’m worried that even adoption isn’t an option for me. Would anyone want to adopt my baby, even though I’ve been using drugs while pregnant?”

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Drugs, prenatal drug exposure, drug-exposed baby