Whether you have just found out that you are pregnant or whether your child has already been born, adoption can work for you.
If you have just found out that you are pregnant and already know that you are interested in adoption, you can call Lifetime right away to begin putting a pregnant adoption plan into place. There is no need to wait. In fact, the sooner you start the process, the more confident you may feel. You will have more time to think about and make important decisions. You will also have more time to choose the adoptive parents for your child.
At the Hospital
Some moms go into labor and haven’t yet made their adoption plan. When this happens, Lifetime Adoption can be reached at 1-800-923-6784 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. They have the resources to put a plan into place right away.
An Older Child
“Pregnant” and “adoption” are two words that usually go together. While pregnant adoption plans are the most common, many times parents need to pursue adoption for their little one after the child has already been born.
There are many reasons for this, such as financial or medical issues, foster care involvement, or other unexpected life situations that make parenting impossible.
Lifetime has a number of waiting families who are interested in adopting an older child. This includes families who are interested in adopting a child with medical or other special needs.
The life situations that often cause a birthparent to consider adoption of an older child can be urgent, so when this happens it’s best to call Lifetime right away. This will help birthparents put the best possible plan into place, as well as give the time necessary to think through all the options presented and families available.
If you are considering placing an older child for adoption and need to talk to someone, call Lifetime and let them know about your situation. They will be able to help you decide the best way to move forward.
Remember: It’s Never Too Early or Too Late
No matter how far along you are in your pregnancy, or whether or not your child has already been born, Lifetime can help you with your adoption needs. Their nationwide listing of waiting families and long list of resources for birthparents will help you figure out what is best for you and your child.
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.