Many young women have connected with Lifetime Adoption, asking for help. We often hear, “I need somebody to adopt my baby, and I don’t know where to start.”
This can be a confusing time, for sure. But what’s good is that you have already started. Just by being here, you have begun the process of deciding what’s best for both you and your baby.
If you need someone to adopt your baby, you will be the one to decide who that someone is. With open adoptions, you are in charge of the adoption process, the adoption plan, and who the adoptive parents will be. (This is not the case with closed adoptions.)
Taking the first step in learning more about the adoption process can be as easy as a text or phone call to one of our caring adoption coordinators. They can help answer your questions about what adoption can look like for you as you decide how to provide the best future for your child. Our coordinators are here to help expectant mothers in every state find the answers they’re looking for as they consider an open adoption.
How does it work? Lifetime Adoption has been helping pregnant women find loving parents for their children since 1986. We are very successful in connecting birth parents with adoptive families to provide the best possible future for their children.
We make these connections many times a month, but it’s not just about how many adoptions we help complete. It’s also about how we go about it. With Lifetime, you will have access to many different types of adoption support, including a 24-hour helpline, peer support, counseling, and legal assistance from adoption attorneys. All of this is available to you, the birth mother, at no cost.
Find a Family
Lifetime Adoption has a database of hopeful adoptive parents and their profiles. If you’re considering adoption, the first thing you may want to do is look through our adoptive parent profiles. This will give you an idea of the wonderful people who want to adopt a baby. We have them broken down by area: western states, central states, northeast states, and southeast states.
To learn more about these adoptive families, just click on the map to view the list of waiting families! As you think about finding the perfect family for your child, don’t worry too much about the “perfect” part, but more about the life you want your child to have. And with open adoption, you can be a part of it!
Whatever you choose to do, the important thing to remember is that the decision is yours. You are in charge of your adoption plans. With Lifetime’s caring adoption coordinator by your side, you are never alone. We will be with you every step of the way.
The Loving Choice
Choosing adoption and finding a family to adopt your baby is a selfless and loving choice. With Lifetime and open adoptions, options include help with finding a family for your baby, learning about the family you choose, getting help with your pregnancy expenses, and counseling and support services after your adoption plan is complete.
Finally, please know that all families adopting babies through Lifetime have been thoroughly pre-screened. They have had detailed background checks and home visits, and are all ready to speak with you about the hopes and dreams you have for your child. They are also ready to commit to an open adoption with you and talk about what that future contact will look like.
If you’re still not quite ready to chat, please look through our list of Frequently Asked Questions About Adoption. Then know that we will be ready when you are.
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.