Here at Lifetime we often hear from women thinking about adoption: “I would love to be a part of my baby’s life through open adoption, but I don’t want it to be confusing for him.”
Open adoption benefits a child. Open adoption allows a child to grow up with answers that many people raised through closed adoption lack. Most women want to make sure their baby feels secure and part of a stable family. She wants to choose adoptive parents who will be “mom and dad” and know that her child is loved and accepted completely.
Open adoption helps a child grow up with age-appropriate understanding of his personal birth story, and confidence as part of the family his birthmom chose for him. We’re just a call away if you have any questions about open adoption and how it works. Lifetime Adoption: 1-800-923-6784.
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.