Question: I am trying to decide between parenting my daughter or doing adoption. But, how can I ever give up my baby for adoption?
Answer: Adoption isn’t giving up your baby-it’s giving your child a life that you want for her. Think about what you want for your daughter and what’s best for her.
If you decide you’re not ready or able to provide your daughter with the kind of life you want for her, you can still provide for your baby, but in another way: through adoption.
Some choose adoption for their baby or child because they want to give them both a mom and dad, as well as security. Others do adoption because they’re waiting until they’re married before parenting.
You’re the best person to choose what’s best for your baby and yourself. It sounds like you’re already thinking carefully about what you want for the future-that’s what good parents do! If you have questions about adoption and how it works, call Lifetime Adoption at 1-800-923-6784.
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.