If you’ve just started to think about adoption for your baby or child, it can be hard to picture how it’d work. Many women find it helpful to hear about what adoption is like from other mothers who have chosen adoption for their child.
Today, Lifetime is showing you videos of women sharing their own modern adoption stories as birth mothers. These videos will give you a real-life look at what modern adoption is like today!
You probably have a lot of questions coming to mind as you think about adoption. In these webinars, birth mothers answer in their own words and talk about their personal experience through the adoption process. They also tell you what life is like nowadays for her and her child through open adoption.
When Adrianne learned that she was pregnant, it felt like her life was over. Her mom gave her a packet of info about adoption, and Adrianne realized the benefits of adoption. Watch as she tells how she picked adoptive parents for her son, what their relationship is like today, and who helped her along the way:
Rebecca chose an open adoption plan for daughter, which means that she selected the parents and now gets updates on her. She hopes that all women who are considering adoption can learn from her experience. In this video, she shares why she chose adoption, how she picked her baby’s adoptive parents, and what open adoption means to her:
In this last video, Chloe and the adoptive mom she picked, Heather, share their story of what open adoption looks like in their lives. Learn from their perspective and the bond they’ve built over the last year. The best way to learn about modern adoption and its benefits is to hear from people living it:
These videos show how unique adoption can be. Of course, if you’re not hoping for AS open an adoption as these women chose, that’s OK too! Modern adoption is about choosing what works for you and coming to a mutual understanding with the adoptive family you pick for your baby. And remember, counseling and peer support is available to you while you think about adoption, as you make adoption plans, or after the adoption. It’s up to you when this resource would help. We want to make sure you know there’s support for you, in addition to our 24-hour help and availability.
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.