Am I a Bad Person If I Put My Baby Up For Adoption?
Lifetime Adoption, Inc. Blog
by Heather Featherston
2d ago
Decisions and Emotions “Am I a bad person if I put my baby up for adoption?” This question is one that many birth mothers ask themselves over and over again when they look into adoption. This question would keep me up at night when I found myself unexpectedly pregnant. And to be honest, years later, this question can still sneak into my thoughts from time to time. However, as I have seen the beauty out of my child’s adoption and the life his parents have given him, I know I made the best decision for both of us. Birth mothers feel a wide range of emotions as they walk through the steps of cho ..read more
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How Old is Too Old to Adopt
Lifetime Adoption, Inc. Blog
by Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.
3w ago
Midlife is a time when many people reflect on the lives they have built for themselves and plan for the next leg of their journey. Perhaps you have embraced family life, and your children are now grown, or maybe you’ve focused on your career and your relationships. You, your partner, and your friends are established in your careers, and retirement is within sight. Your friends lament about being empty nesters soon, but they are excited to relax, engage in hobbies, and travel as they look ahead. Get Info Now However, this vision for your future does not feel right. You still have energy and lov ..read more
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5 Fun Facts About Wisconsin Adoptive Family Adam and JoLynn
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by Heidi Keefer
3w ago
I recently had the opportunity to chat with Adam and JoLynn, hopeful adoptive parents who live in Wisconsin. When you’re thinking about adoption for your child, you’re able to talk to hopeful adoptive parents before making your decision. By chatting with them and asking them questions, you can get the full picture of the adoptive couple as potential parents to your baby.   I asked Adam and JoLynn some fun questions that you won’t find in their adoption profile, and I learned that they are a outdoor-loving, active couple. They live on a hobby farm in Wisconsin, with goats, cows, and a fenc ..read more
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Pregnant at 15: Empowering Tips and Resources Every Teen Should Know
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by Mardie Caldwell Certified Open Adoption Practitioner
1M ago
Finding out you’re pregnant at 15 can be stressful and scary. You may feel overwhelmed, but try to stay calm. You’re going to be okay, and there are people who can help you.   At 15, you’re probably a sophomore in high school, thinking about what you’ll wear to the next dance and worrying about all the normal teen stuff—getting your first job, working through changing friendships, and learning how to drive.   If you’ve come to this blog, you may be scared about what your future will look like. Having a baby at 15 probably wasn’t something you planned on, and it may feel like your lif ..read more
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“I Think I Need to Give My Child Up for Adoption…Help!”
Lifetime Adoption, Inc. Blog
by Heather Featherston
1M ago
We understand that there are tons of reasons why you feel that adoption might be best for your toddler or child. Maybe you’re struggling to pay the bills, or maybe you just want to give your child more opportunities than what you can offer right now. No matter your reason, adoption can be a loving and positive choice. If you’re struggling with the thought “I think I need to give my child up for adoption,” you’re not alone. You still have options with modern adoption. Keep reading to learn more about putting a child up for adoption! Lifetime Adoption is happy to help parents who are thinking of ..read more
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The Benefits of Keeping a Pregnancy Journal [VIDEO]
Lifetime Adoption, Inc. Blog
by Heather Featherston
1M ago
Taking the time to write down your feelings about your pregnancy and your baby in a journal can be helpful. Writing is a good way to keep track of your questions and the adoption info you collect, so you can see what will work best for you and your baby. Check out this short video below to learn more about how journaling can help you: Journaling During Pregnancy from Lifetime Adoption on Vimeo. Writing in a journal throughout your pregnancy can be really helpful to you! When you’re pregnant, your hormones are all over the place. So, it helps to express your feelings by getting ..read more
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Can a Birth Father Get Updates on His Child?
Lifetime Adoption, Inc. Blog
by Heather Featherston
1M ago
Lifetime encourages birth fathers to get involved in their child’s adoption from the start. You can be a part of the planning process, even if you’re not in a relationship with your baby’s mother anymore.   You could help her pick an adoptive couple for your baby, narrow down your top choices of potential parents, and then interview them on the phone. As a birth father, you have rights and options in open adoption, too. One of these options is deciding how much you’d like to stay in contact with your child and the adoptive family after the adoption takes place.   Get Info Now   ..read more
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5 Fun Facts About Minnesota Adoptive Family Scott and Wittne
Lifetime Adoption, Inc. Blog
by Heidi Keefer
2M ago
I recently had the opportunity to chat with Scott and Wittne, hopeful adoptive parents who live in Minnesota. When you’re thinking about adoption for your child, you’re able to talk to hopeful adoptive parents before making your decision. By chatting with them and asking them questions, you can get the full picture of the adoptive couple as potential parents to your baby.   I asked Scott and Wittne some fun questions that you won’t find in their adoption profile, and I learned that they are a faith-filled, fun-loving, active couple. Adoption is near and dear to Scott and Wittne’s hearts b ..read more
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What You Need to Know: Substance Abuse in Pregnant Women
Lifetime Adoption, Inc. Blog
by Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.
2M ago
When you begin the adoption process, your adoption professional will ask you several questions to determine your adoption preferences. Lifetime Adoption understands that your main concern is the health of your future child.  The expectant mothers that we serve are typically already facing personal challenges when they discover that they’re pregnant. And sometimes, their challenges include substance use or addiction. In addition, we occasionally help pregnant women who are struggling with substance use issues. This tends to make some hopeful adoptive parents anxious. We understand that you ..read more
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Is It Too Late for Adoption? [Video]
Lifetime Adoption, Inc. Blog
by Heather Featherston
2M ago
Question: “My baby just turned 1, and while it’s hard to imagine adopting her out after a year of loving and caring for her, it’s also hard to think of what could happen if I don’t choose adoption now. I can’t hold a job because the best jobs require hours beyond usual daycare hours. If I can’t pay my bills, I can’t take care of her. Is it too late for adoption?” Answer: It’s never too late to make an adoption plan for your child. Lifetime has helped many women who tried parenting before turning to adoption. You can oversee the entire adoption planning process, and that includes deciding when ..read more
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