“I’m 25 weeks along, and my gut instinct has been telling me that placing this baby up for adoption is going to be best. Since I’m already raising two kids with no support from their dads, I have no idea how I’d afford to feed another mouth. :(
Yesterday, I went on your site to get started with my baby’s adoption and fill out the paperwork. Why do I have to answer so many questions to give up my baby for adoption?”
At Lifetime Adoption, you’re in charge of your adoption plan. Your Adoption Coordinator will work closely with you to understand all of your hopes for your baby’s adoption. In order to do so, she’ll need to ask you lots of questions, such as what you’re looking for in an adoptive family, the type of contact you want to have with the family, how much contact you wish to share with your child, and how you’d like things to go during your hospital stay.
Your answers to Lifetime’s online questionnaire will form your adoption plan. The info we get from your answers helps us to find the best adoption situation that’s customized to your wishes.
You might have also noticed that we ask about your medical information, health history, genetic and other background information. Lifetime doesn’t ask about all this to be nosy. It’s so that we can give adoptive parents and medical personnel accurate information to assist in treating your child, should any medical issue come up. It’s important to provide accurate and complete information about your health history, so that it can become a part of your child’s family health history.
Information for Your Child
As your child grows up, he or she might start asking questions about you. The answers you give on our questionnaire can be used to provide your child with information about your interests, talents, appearance, medical and genetic history. For these reasons, we ask that you answer all of the questions in full.
Your Baby’s Father
Lifetime encourages birth fathers to be involved in the adoption planning process. So, we ask questions about him too in our adoption questionnaire. If he’d like, he can give info about his health history, occupation, whether he has other kids, and his hobbies. The answers he gives will allow your child to grow up with information on his or her birth father, too.
If your baby’s father is interested in taking part in the adoption plan, check out this post, “As a Birth Father, Do I have a Say in the Adoption?”
We’re here to help you each step of the way.
If you have questions, please call or text us at
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.