Considering Adoption in Uncertain Times

by | Apr 17, 2020 | Birth Parent Blog

Pregnant woman cradles her belly, thinking about adoptionThe uncertain times we’re experiencing have led more and more women to learn about adoption for their baby or child. If you’re considering adoption, you probably have a million questions, concerns, and even some doubts.

There are many reasons women think about adoption, most of which are usually a combination of things that they don’t see changing in the near future. The important thing to know is that you can take your time to decide what you want to do. Adoption is a major decision, and it helps to talk things through with someone who cares.

Lifetime Adoption is here 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays and even during times when many other businesses may have to shut down. We are here to listen to you and give you all the information you need to make the right decision for you and your baby.  We are only a call or text away at 1-800-923-6784, and everything is kept between us. Whether or not you choose adoption for your child, we are here to provide guidance, support, and can even arrange professional counseling for you, before you decide.

If you do choose adoption with Lifetime, you will get to select the parents for your baby. Your Adoption Coordinator will work one-on-one with you as you create an adoption plan, and she will ask what you are looking for in a family. She can email you adoptive family website links, and confidentially mail you profiles of adoptive parents that fit your criteria. 

You may want your child to grow up on a farm or in a city. You may wish to place your baby with a family that travels or is a certain religion. You may want a family that lives in a state near you. As you browse adoptive family profiles, you will want to be thinking about the type and amount of contact you would like to have during your pregnancy and after placement. If you would like updates and perhaps some visits, you may want to consider choosing parents who live in your home state. However, having your baby adopted by parents who are not in your state or a surrounding state does not mean you will not be able to visit.

Lifetime Adoption has been helping expectant mothers and adoptive families for over 34 years. We have adoptive families available in your state, in a surrounding state, or elsewhere nationwide. We can help you as you find the perfect adoptive parents for your baby. We understand how hard it can be to choose adoption for your baby, and that you are doing it out of great love for him or her. 

At Lifetime, you will find Adoption Coordinators who are there to help you any way they can. They will not judge you…actually, they have tons of resources to share with you. The resources they can offer include counseling, scholarships, help with maternity clothing, and hospital stay needs. Depending on the adoption laws in your state, you might even be able to get financial assistance during your pregnancy. 

In addition to professional counseling, another valuable resource that Lifetime Adoption offers is called “peer support.” If you’d like, you can talk or text with one of our peer counselors, which are birth mothers who have already made an adoption plan for their child. It can really help to chat with another woman who’s been where you’re at right now: confused about whether adoption is the right decision. Visit Lifetime’s Peer Support page to get started.

Life may feel a little out of control right now, and when you add an unplanned pregnancy to the mix, it becomes even more unsettling—call or text Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784 to talk with someone today.  We’re here to listen to you, provide you with information, answer your questions, and help you in any way possible, as you think about, or decide, what you want to do for you and your baby. 

Call or text Lifetime Adoption for answers to your adoption questions



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.

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