Recognizing Our Armed Forces on the 4th of July

by | Jul 4, 2014 | Birth Parent Blog

female soldierLifetime Adoption would like to thank our armed forces this 4th of July, for your service to our country! We would also like to share one of our sister adoption websites with you, where adoptive family profiles of active-duty military couples are listed: . You can learn more about the adoptive families for children by clicking on the link below:

View Military Adoptive Parent Profiles

USA Adoption helps women who are currently enlisted in the military and wish to make an adoption plan for their baby or child. Are you currently pregnant and in the military? If so, you might be stressing over how you are going to do it all-being deployed, plus raising a child. For the women who decide they will parent, there are means to make it work. But, what if you cannot parent (or aren’t ready to) but also don’t want to get an abortion?

USA Adoption recently worked with a woman who had just served her first few years, then became pregnant. Her relationship with a civilian didn’t work out, and she couldn’t afford to be a single mother. She shared that she’d had an abortion at 16, and it wasn’t something she could cope with again. Instead, she picked an adoptive family to raise her child.

She made an open adoption plan, and so she choose the lifestyle she wanted for her son. She found a family that would love him unconditionally and help him go to college. She was still a part of his life with visits and photos, and he is growing up proud knowing that his mother is serving his country. She has plans to finish college when her tour of duty is complete. On her last visit state side, she was able to spend time with her son and his family.

If you’re pregnant and unsure about the best choice for you and your child, consider adoption. It is a choice that can offer the best of both worlds: for you to continue your career, while giving your child the gift of life and family. Give us a call 24 hours a day at 1-800-923-6784 to receive free help and assistance with an adoption plan.

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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