In 2017, Lifetime’s blog covered topics ranging from how to pick an adoptive family and how to know if adoption’s right for you to birth mothers sharing their adoption stories. It’s our goal to keep writing useful, quality content for readers like you in the new year!

Here are our top 10 posts of 2017:

click to read "At 19, I chose to adopt out my baby. Here's why..."#10: “At 19, I chose to adopt out my baby. Here’s why…”

One woman shares her story of how she came to decide on adoption for her baby. She shares how difficult this decision was for her, yet she felt at peace with it. I knew then that I was doing the best thing I could for my son: providing a financially stable, two-parent home for him. At that point in my life, I wasn’t able to provide the kind of home for him that I wanted and that he deserved,” she says.

The 8 Best Shoes Every Pregnant Woman Needs#9: The 8 Best Shoes Every Pregnant Woman Needs

Some women wear heels far into their pregnancy. If you’re more interested in being comfortable, then this post about shoes during pregnancy is for you! Some of the shoes we show are cute, and some aren’t, but let’s be honest: you’re all about the comfort right now. Check out the 8 best shoes to wear during your pregnancy!

Click to read "Can I Put My Baby Up for Adoption Without the Father Knowing?"#8: “Can I Put My Baby Up for Adoption Without the Father Knowing?”

One woman asks ‘Can I put my baby up for adoption without the father knowing?’ In our #8 post, we answer this question and give you tips about birth fathers and adoption!

Click to read "Can I See and Hold My Baby After Delivery?"#7: “Can I See and Hold My Baby After Delivery?”

 Adoption can be a difficult time for birth mothers; your feelings are real, and your emotions can’t be ignored. In this post, we answered the question “Will I be able to hold [my baby] at the hospital, or will they just take her away? I know I have to give her up for adoption, for a better life. Am I just being totally selfish with my thoughts and feelings? What’s the best way to get a grip and move past something this big, without literally going nuts?”

The Top 10 Do's and Don'ts When You're Thinking About Adoption#6:  The Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When You’re Thinking About Adoption

With modern adoption, you have many choices and rights. You can interview adoptive parents for your baby and hand-pick the best one. Staying in touch with the adoptive family and your child is another right you have with modern adoption. Here, we share our top 10 do’s and don’ts to keep in mind if you’re thinking about adoption!

Click to read "Can I Do Adoption If I Used Meth During My Pregnancy?"#5: Can I Do Adoption If I Used Meth During My Pregnancy?

“I’m so ashamed to admit this, but I used meth during my pregnancy…Will anyone want to adopt my baby since I used meth while I was pregnant?”  asks one woman. We have adoptive families open to adopting children and babies exposed to prenatal drug use. Our #5 post shares how you can get answers, support, and assistance if you used drugs during your pregnancy.

Click to read "I’m Facing Jail Time—Can I Adopt Out My Baby?"#4: “I’m Facing Jail Time—Can I Adopt Out My Baby?”

Some women who are facing long-term jail time wonder if adoption is possible. They worry if an adoptive couple would accept their baby, knowing what her mom is like. This blog post tells you about your many choices with open adoption. There are many adoptive couples who would love to open their homes and hearts to your child, no matter what your situation is!

Read "My Daughter is One...Is It Too Late to Choose Adoption?" here!#3: My Daughter is One…Is It Too Late to Choose Adoption?

Many women wonder if adoption is possible if their child isn’t a baby anymore. One woman asked Lifetime, “My baby just turned 1…it’s hard to think of what could happen if I don’t do an adoption now. I can’t pay my bills, and I can’t take care of her. Is it too late to do adoption?”

The truth is, it’s never too late to choose adoption and create an adoption plan that works best for you and your child!

Click to read "Can I Stop My Girlfriend From Putting Our Baby Up for Adoption?"#2: “Can I Stop My Girlfriend From Putting Our Baby Up for Adoption?”

In Lifetime’s second-most popular blog post of 2017, we answer the question “A guy asked us just last week: “My girlfriend is pregnant and wants to give our baby away for adoption. Can I fight against it or is it out of my control?” In this blog post, we talk about birth father rights as well as the benefits of open adoption. 

Our #1 blog post of 2017: "The Top 5 'Red Flags' to Watch Out for in Hopeful Adoptive Families"#1: The Top 5 ‘Red Flags’ to Watch Out for in Hopeful Adoptive Families

Our blog talks a lot about how you can select your baby’s adoptive family. But in our #1 blog post of 2017, Lifetime shares the top 5 red flags to watch out for in hopeful adoptive families!


We’d like to thank all of you, our readers! What was your favorite blog post of the year? Do you have any topics you’d like to see us cover in 2018?

Heidi Keefer
Written by Heidi Keefer

Heidi Keefer is a Content Creator for Lifetime Adoption and has 15 years of experience in the field of adoption. An author of thousands of blog posts over the years, Heidi enjoys finding new ways to educate and captivate Lifetime’s ever-growing list of subscribers.

Heidi has a keen eye for misplaced apostrophes, comma splices, and well-turned sentences, which she has put to good use as a contributor to Lifetime’s award-winning blogs. She has written and published hundreds of adoption articles which explore the various facets of domestic infant adoption today.

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