How Your Donations Help Birth Mothers

by | Aug 15, 2016 | Adoptive Families Blog

birth_mom_labor_bag.jpgThe Lifetime Adoption Foundation is always in need of donations of small, travel-size toiletries to fill our “labor bags.” Discover how your donations actively help pregnant women who have an adoption plan.

The Foundation gathers items to fill and assemble labor bags, which are the bags women take to the hospital for labor and delivery. You can get more info on what labor bags are and what we do with them at this post on Lifetime’s birth mother blog: Lifetime’s Labor Bags, Packed Just for You!

Specifically, we need:

  • Travel-size shampoos and conditioners
  • Razors
  • Maxi pads
  • Washcloths and small hand towels
  • Lip balm (such as Chapstick)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Socks
  • Deodorant
  • One (1) Wal-Mart gift card (for $10 to $50)
  • Tote bags or small duffel bags

Items like these can be found on the cheap at Wal-Mart, Target, dollar stores, and online. If you can help us out, please mail your donations to:

Lifetime Foundation
400 Idaho Maryland Road, Suite B
Grass Valley, CA 95945

If you have questions, please email us or visit Your help is so appreciated, and we’d love it if you could share with others. Thank you for helping out birth mothers all over the country!

Heather Featherston
Written by Heather Featherston

As Vice President of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.

Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.

As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.

Read more about Heather Featherston


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