The Best of This Blog: Top 10 Posts from 2018

by | Dec 28, 2018 | Birth Parent Blog

The time has come: 2018 is drawing to a close. Maybe you feel like it flew by. Today, we’re taking a step back to look at Lifetime’s most popular birth parent adoption blogs of 2018.

This year, we shared some common reasons why women choose adoption, information about how open adoption works, wrote about an interview with a birth mom, and much more!

So let’s get started with this quick recap of the 10 most popular posts on our blog in 2018:

interview-ashley-200#10: An Interview With a Birth Mother: Why I Chose Adoption

This July, we were able to chat with birth mother, Ashley, about her experience with open adoption. We shared Ashley’s honest, intelligent and thought-­provoking account of what it was like for her to choose adoption. 

top-5-reasons-200#9: The Top 5 Reasons Why Women Choose Adoption

If you’re dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, you’re probably asking yourself “Why would I choose adoption?” At the end of the day, making an adoption plan is a personal choice that every woman needs to make on her own. Discover the top 5 reasons women choose adoption. 

jail-pregnant-200#8: Can I Adopt My Baby if I’m in Jail?

Being pregnant in jail can leave you with a lot of questions. What happens when you have the baby? How does prison adoption work? Lifetime shared the answers to these questions and more in our #8 blog post.

honor-open-adoption-200#7: How to Find a Family Who Will Honor Open Adoption

Most women choosing adoption today want to stay in contact with their child. One of the ways to make sure that your baby’s adoptive couple will keep their promise to stay in contact is to find a family who has already adopted.  In our #7 post, Lifetime shared which adoptive couples have an open adoption relationship with their child’s birth mother.

opioids-adoption-200#6: “I’m an addict…adoption was the best choice I ever made!”

We hear from one woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, about her experience with addiction. If you’re struggling with addiction and feel like you can’t take on the responsibilities of parenthood, adoption can be a loving choice for you and your baby.

4-reasons-why-adoption-200#5: 4 Reasons Why I Chose Adoption for My Baby

“When I was giving my baby up for adoption, so many people were against my decision. They asked me why, if I love him so much, did I choose adoption?”  Read one birth mother’s story about why she chose adoption for her son!

Christian and pregnant-200#4: “How Much Contact Should I Have With My Baby After Delivery?”

If you’re choosing adoption for your baby, it may be hard to know how much contact you want to have after delivery. In this blog, we shared some tips about how to decide what type of open adoption contact is right for you!

couple-to-adopt-my-baby-200#3: “I’m looking for a couple to adopt my baby”

“I’m 8 months pregnant and raising a little girl too…I have no idea how I’m going to feed another mouth. I’m looking for a couple to adopt my baby…how does this work?” one woman asks Lifetime. In our #3 blog, we share basic info about how an adoption plan happens. 

hannah-with-baby200#2: This Birth Mom’s Viral Video for Her Son Will Touch Your Heart

In a video that’s gone viral, birth mom Hannah shares with her newborn son how much she loves him, and why she’s choosing adoption! She says “I thought I would make this video for you instead of writing a letter because it’s real and it’s in the moment.”

5-adoption-questions-200#1: My Daughter is One…Is It Too Late to Choose Adoption?

“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 my daughter. Is it too late to do adoption?”  In our #1 blog, we share that 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!

We’d like to thank you for reading our Birth Parents Blog!


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Heidi Keefer

Written by Heidi Keefer

Heidi Keefer is a Content Creator for Lifetime Adoption and has 15 years of experience in the field of adoption. An author of thousands of blog posts over the years, Heidi enjoys finding new ways to educate and captivate Lifetime’s ever-growing list of subscribers.

Heidi has a keen eye for misplaced apostrophes, comma splices, and well-turned sentences, which she has put to good use as a contributor to Lifetime’s award-winning blogs. She has written and published hundreds of adoption articles which explore the various facets of domestic infant adoption today.

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