Some of you might have arrived at this post after typing in the words “putting my baby up for adoption” or “adopting out my baby” into Google. You might be just starting to think of your pregnancy choices such as adoption.
Others might have already been thinking about adoption for a while now and Googled “giving my baby up for adoption.” For those who are ready to pick an adoptive family, you might search for “adoptive family for my baby.” In all of these cases, you’ve come to the right place!
Lifetime Adoption is here to help you as you create your adoption plan, whether you just discover you’re pregnant or you’ve already delivered your baby. It’s never too early or too late to choose adoption with Lifetime! Our team of warm and caring Adoption Coordinators have helped women in all sorts of situations, and are experts in the field of adoption.
If you’re not ready to become a mom, you can still plan for your baby’s future by choosing a loving, stable adoptive family for your baby. By choosing what you know is best for your child, it’s really not a situation of “adopting out my baby” or “putting my baby up for adoption.” It’s giving them the best life you can, even if you’re not able to provide that to them right now!
After you place your baby with the adoptive family of your choosing, you can pick how much future contact you’d like with them. You can choose to get pictures and updates of your child through emails and on social media sites like Facebook or Instagram. Or, you might like to also have face-to-face visits a couple times a year. Choosing the adoptive family, and then keeping in contact with them is called “open adoption.”
Your Adoption Coordinator at Lifetime will let you know about all of your choices with open adoption. She’ll also give you resources and adoption help so that you’re able to feel comfortable with the choice you make.
Adoptive families must pass a detailed background check. A social worker visits their home to inspect it and to interview them. This is known as a “home study.” A home study is an assessment of the couple to make sure they’d be good parents. The home study is pretty intense and includes a home inspection, contacting the couple’s references, a criminal background check, and income verification.
Choosing adoption is a decision that isn’t easy. So, know that Lifetime Adoption is here for you, whenever you have a question or concerns about giving your baby up for adoption.
Our Adoption Coordinators answer our toll-free phone line 24/7. Just call or text Lifetime Adoption at 1-800-923-6784.
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.