Find yourself asking, “Is adoption right for me?” Many women who have contacted Lifetime initially thought that adoption wasn’t for them. Here’s one woman’s story of how she came to explore the idea of giving up her baby for adoption:
“At first I wasn’t really sure how I felt when I found out I was pregnant. But then my boyfriend said he’d move closer and we’d do this together. The only reason I decided I could handle a baby right now was because he would be there for us. I’m due in a few weeks and yesterday my friends and family threw me an amazing baby shower. But today I found out my boyfriend also has another girl pregnant. When I asked him about her he said he’d been meaning to tell me and that he’s going to move in with her and raise that baby. I can’t believe this is happening. Without his help I’m not sure what to do! I’m so embarrassed to tell my family, plus I know they will want to help, but they won’t really be able to help much. I heard about adoption before but never thought it was for me, until now. What should I do?”
You can choose adoption anytime, even after your baby has been born. And, no matter what your situation is currently, open adoption is a choice you can make. With an open adoption, you choose the adoptive family for your baby. After looking through profiles about adoptive couples, you can then interview your top 2 or 3 picks. Also, open adoption means that you’re not saying goodbye forever to your baby. Lifetime has tons of adoptive families open to in-person visits with you, face-to-face. That way, you’re able to see how your child is growing up.
You can call Lifetime Adoption if you’re ready to look at adoption as your choice. We can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-923-6784. Or, you can send us an email.
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.