This is What it Feels Like to Be Adopted

by | Aug 18, 2017 | Birth Parent Blog

Alexa was adopted 18 years agoIf you’re thinking about adoption, you might be curious about what it’s like to be adopted.

Lots of women have told Lifetime things like, “I’m scared that if I adopt out my baby, they’ll grow up hating me!”

Today, we’re sharing a quick video with you, from Alexa, a woman who was adopted 18 years ago through Lifetime. She wanted to share her adoption story because she is grateful to her birth mother for choosing adoption.

In the video, Alexa gives answers to lots of the questions you might have right now, such as:

  • Will my child know why I chose adoption?
  • Will they hate me because I adopted them out?
  • What is it like to grow up knowing that you were adopted?
  • What will my child want to know about me?

Watch as Alexa shares her story as an adoptee. She tells us what her relationship with her birth mother is like, how her adoptive parents let her know she was adopted, and how much adoption has blessed her life. Let Lifetime know what you think about Alexa’s adoption story by leaving us a comment! 

Just click “play” below to watch Alexa’s video, or follow this link: https://vimeo.com/226472722/0bfdadc303

If we can help you or someone you care for, call Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784. And you can click here to request a free adoption planning kit.

Heather Featherston

Written by Heather Featherston

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.

Read more about Heather Featherston

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