Birth Parents Blog

I’m 16 and Pregnant! What Should I Do?!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 20, 2016

Question: I’m 16 and I just found out that I’m pregnant. My boyfriend and I have only had sex once! I haven’t told him yet, and I definitely don’t want to tell my parents. I love my boyfriend and I don’t want to lose him! What should I do?

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, 16 and Pregnant, teen pregnancy, Pregnancy choices, unplanned pregnancy options

Help! I’m Pregnant and Have No Clue How to Tell My Parents

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 8, 2016

If you live with your parents and have just found out you're pregnant, you're likely freaking out right now. Maybe you're still in high school, or maybe you've moved back in with your parents after college.

No matter your living situation, breaking the news to them that you have an unplanned pregnancy may be hard. Unsure how to tell your parents you are pregnant? We've created helpful tips to help you!

So we've made a quick list of 3 steps to follow to tell them:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Pregnancy choices, unplanned pregnancy options, tell my parents i'm pregnant

Can a Young Teen Make an Adoption Plan?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 7, 2016

I just learned that my 13-year-old daughter is pregnant.  She thinks that she is eight months along and has been hiding it from all of us.  I'm mad and sad all at the same time, but one thing I know for sure is that she needs to give up this baby for adoption.  Can you help us even though she hasn't been to the doctor yet and is so young?

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, teen pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy options

How to Decide if Adoption is for You: 5 Steps

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 13, 2016

Deciding whether to make an adoption plan for your child can be a difficult choice to make.  You are not alone in this decision, though. Know that Lifetime is here to help and support you as you make your pregnancy choice.  We can give you information on adoption, offer you advice, or just sit and listen to what you need to say.  Everyone needs support when faced with a decision like this, and Lifetime has experience with many women who have gone through similar situations.

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

Open Adoption: It's YOUR Choice

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 13, 2015

If you’re pregnant and wondering about making an adoption plan for your baby, you might consider open adoption. Ask yourself these questions:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Open Adoption, unplanned pregnancy options, open adoption visits

3 Adoption Plans: Open, Semi-Open and Closed

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 17, 2015

There are as many different types of adoption plans out there as there are women choosing adoption for their child. Each birth mother’s plan is different: one might want to choose the adoptive family for her baby, while another wants Lifetime to choose. Also, one may want in-person visits with the family and her child, but another wants no contact after she places.

Here are three example adoption plans; your plan might end up looking like one of these woman’s, or it may be totally different.

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

Why Do Women Choose Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 6, 2015

Question: What are some of the reasons women choose adoption over parenting or abortion?

Answer: There are many reasons women choose adoption over parenting or abortion. Lifetime has worked with prospective birth mothers from the age of 11 all the way up to 49 years old! Here are a few of the reasons for choosing adoption we’ve heard from them:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Adoption for my child, Adoption help, unplanned pregnancy options

Why You Should Consider Adoption as one of Your Unplanned Pregnancy Options

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 26, 2015

No one likes feeling like they are trapped. And finding out you are pregnant when you didn’t plan on it can be one of the scariest feelings in the world. Wondering what your future will look like now that you have these big choices to make can be frightening.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy options

Unplanned Pregnancy Options When It’s Not Your First Child

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 18, 2015

No matter what you feel when you find out you are pregnant, you always have choices. Even if you have other children in the house already, there are many unplanned pregnancy options for when your baby is a second or third child.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy options

Adoption Services in the Yuba City, California Area

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 2, 2014

_MG_7380-1.jpgDo you live in Yuba/Sutter area in Northern California?  Find out about our services to women considering an adoption plan for their baby or child...

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