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Close up of a doctor placing a stethoscope on a pregnant patient's bellyQuestion: “Can I choose adoption for my baby even if I haven’t had much prenatal care up until now?”

Answer: Yes! We encourage you to get medical care throughout your pregnancy, for your health as well as your baby’s. But, there may be times when a mother isn’t able to go to prenatal doctor appointments regularly. This doesn’t change your ability to choose adoption.

If you need help finding prenatal care, contact us! Lifetime can explore the options to help you get on track with a doctor so you have pregnancy records to start your baby’s medical history. Our Birth Mother answer line is always open: 1-800-923-6784.

Heather Featherston
Written by Heather Featherston

As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) 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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