Here are just a few of the many notes, comments, and emails from Lifetime birth mothers, sharing their stories of placing their baby up for adoption, and their hopes for the future.
“Hey there. I wanted to thank you again for helping me find such an amazing family for my little girl. In 12 days she will be 1 year old. I can’t thank you enough for making the process to find her adoptive parents so easy! I know she is well taken care of. :) Have an amazing day!”
“I just wanted to thank you guys so much for all of the encouraging words and messages. They really meant a lot to me. I miss that boy so much and it’s so difficult to know that I won’t see him grow up and enjoy life. Well, I will but it’ll be from a distance. He’s going to be surrounded by so much love and affection by his adoptive parents and for that, I’m incredibly blessed to have that peace that he’ll be taken care of. You guys have been nothing short of amazing. Thanks for absolutely everything!”
You always know just what to say. I dont know how you do it, but I am so grateful to have someone like you in my life. I wish I had more understanding people in my life that were as compassionate as you. Thank you for giving me hope. I am just doing my best daily, but I’m growing tired from these trials.Thank you for your support.
Thanks for listening again :) I care about you very much. I’ve grown fond of you because you have been there for me during these hard times. Lovingly I might add. I appreciate you.”
“Making an adoption plan for my son is easily the best decision I have ever made. I sacrificed so much for this little guy, like my senior year, my body, my relationship, my family, the list could go on.
Never in my life, though, will I regret choosing to endure the nine months to give my baby boy to a loving couple who cannot have children of their own. Through the adoption process, I have been so incredibly blessed and I feel overjoyed knowing I gave life to a family who could not make it themselves. We all have something to be thankful for…for me, it’s a new family.”
“The reason I decided on adoption for my son was wanting more for him. Love was the most important of the reasons. I just wanted to make sure that he would be LOVED. I knew that I could have given him all the love he needed, but that was probably all I could have given him. The parents he is with have much more and that has allowed me peace in my decision. I am glad I had support from the Lifetime staff and my friends!”
“It has been almost a year since the little bundle of joy that I’m proud to call my birth son has been born. I looked through tons of profiles while I was pregnant trying to find the family who could raise my baby. One couple always stood out because the woman reminded me of my mother. I ended up talking to a few couples that didn’t work out and as my due date came closer, I was worried if I could find the right couple. About a week before I had the baby, I started talking to these wonderful people. They came to the hospital the morning after I had my baby and I knew that they were the right ones. They keep me posted and send me lots of pictures. I’m truly grateful to have found them. It was the hardest thing I have ever done, next to actually giving birth. He will always be my birth son. These people and their families have taken in this child and given him the love, care and support a child needs to grow. I cannot express enough how truly grateful I am. I never gave up my child; I’ve gained a second family.”
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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.