Birth Parents Blog

What to Expect When You Make an Adoption Plan

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 6, 2018

If you’re pregnant and curious about adoption for your baby, you're probably wondering what the process is like. Lifetime Adoption is here to help you every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to walk you through the process, which can seem confusing and complicated at first. Today, we're keeping things simple and breaking the process down into 5 steps. 

Here are the steps to take if you're making an adoption plan before your baby is born:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy options, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, what is open adoption like?, what is adoption like?, how do I put my baby up for adoption?, unplanned pregnancy choices

Why Would I Consider Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 10, 2017

Question: I just found out I'm pregnant, and I'm freaking out about what I should do. I'm don't think I could go through with abortion, and I don't know how I'd make parenting work. So I'm wondering what are some common reasons that women choose adoption?

Answer: There are tons of reasons women choose adoption instead of parenting or abortion. For whatever reason, right now they're not ready to parent. 

Lifetime has helped birth mothers of all ages, from 11 to 49! Here are a just a few of their reasons for choosing adoption:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Adoption for my child, Adoption help, unplanned pregnancy options, adopt out my baby, why do women choose adoption?

Is Choosing Adoption for my Baby a Selfish Decision?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 6, 2017

"I’ve heard from lots of people that adoption is a selfish decision and one that I'll regret for the rest of my life. Is that true?"

Not at all! In fact, choosing adoption is literally the opposite of selfish. Placing her baby with an adoptive family is one of the most courageous things a woman can do.

Depending on her life situation, choosing a family to provide for her baby in a way that she's unable is the best decision a birth mother can make for her child. She's putting the best interests of her child before her own and setting her needs to the side. Adoption doesn't mean abandoning her child – it means truly being a mother. It's a brave, strong, selfless, loving, and responsible decision to make when your baby needs it most.

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Topics: is adoption selfish, unplanned pregnancy options, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, unplanned pregnancy choices

Help! I'm Broke AND Just Found Out I'm Pregnant

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 25, 2017

Nothing causes stress like being broke and having tons of unpaid bills. Add an unplanned pregnancy on top of that, and it might seem like the whole world is coming down on you. If you feel that way, know that you have lots of ways to get financial help with your pregnancy and decide on your pregnancy choices.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy options, unwanted pregnancy, adopt out my baby, missed period, positive pregnancy test

Teens and Adoption...What Are Your Rights?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 4, 2017

If you’re in your teens and are pregnant, your parents can’t force you into a decision about your baby. Before you decide what to do about your pregnancy, make sure to learn all that you can about your pregnancy choices and parenting options. Lifetime is available 24/7 to help you learn about adoption, including all of the birth mother rights and choices you have with modern adoption.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, teen pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy options, adoption or parenting, positive pregnancy test

What Happens When People in College Get Pregnant?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 4, 2017

Picture waking up to go to your morning classes after being awake most of the night with a crying baby. When you’re done with your classes, you go to your job for 8 hours. Once you’re done with work, you pick up your baby from childcare. Then, you return home and start the process all over again. In this situation, you’re not really raising your child; the daycare provider is doing most of the nurturing and caring for your child. Even though this daily routine is necessary, it’s not the best way for a child to start out.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy options, missed period, positive pregnancy test, modern adoption, pregnant in college, I think I'm pregnant

Is Adoption Right for Me?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 21, 2017

Sometimes, life has a funny way of not turning out like you expected it to. Whether you’re dealing with an unplanned pregnancy or looking for a family to adopt your child, you can contact Lifetime right now and get the help you need by calling 1-800-923-6784. Or, if you’re not quite ready to talk just yet, you can text us at that number.

Have you found yourself wondering, 'Is adoption right for me?' At Lifetime, we’ll help you learn about your adoption choices and give you truthful answers to your questions. Lifetime offers free adoption help and counseling for anyone considering placement. 

Whether you’ve already delivered and are wondering 'should I give up my baby for adoption?' or you’re hiding a pregnancy, Lifetime can help you, day or night.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, is adoption selfish, unplanned pregnancy options, adopt my baby, is adoption right for me, missed period, what is adoption like?

Here's Why I Chose Adoption...

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 17, 2017

"I discovered that I was pregnant at 24. I was single and enlisted in the Navy. When I told my family, no one would help me out. My aunt even said, "you made the bed, now you need to sleep in it!" By that, she basically meant it was my responsibility. I realized that I had to make a decision pretty quickly because I was going to be shipped out to sea in a few months. I was against abortion, and so I decided on adoption. I wanted my soon-to-be-born son to grow up with a financially stable married couple who would love him unconditionally.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, adoption plan, unplanned pregnancy options, adopt out my baby, choosing adoption for my baby

An Unplanned Pregnancy?! Can My Mom Raise My Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 3, 2017

"I got pregnant when I was a sophomore in high school. It definitely wasn’t planned, and I suddenly realized that I was pregnant by a guy that I didn’t even love. But, I had to handle the situation that I was in.

The thought ‘my mom can raise my baby’ passed through my mind.  But when I thought about everything, I was embarrassed to think such a thing. I had to really think about my pregnancy choices: abortion, parenting, and adoption...

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, teen pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy options

Should I Be Placing My Baby Up Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 14, 2016

Making an adoption plan for your baby can be a positive and loving choice for your child’s future. Nowadays, most people are aware that when a woman who chooses adoption, she’s doing it out of love for her baby. It’s a courageous sacrifice to have to make, but with her child’s future in mind.

You might be getting pressure from your family and friends to parent; that adoption means to “give away your baby.” That’s just not true: with open adoption you are lovingly choosing your baby’s adoptive parents, and remaining in contact.

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Topics: Adoption for my child, unplanned pregnancy options, adoption for my baby