“Why Do I Need to Share My Medical History?”

by | Mar 2, 2018 | Birth Parent Blog

medical-history.jpgQuestion: “I just started going through the adoption paperwork that my coordinator at Lifetime sent me. Why do I need to share my family and medical history? Does the adoptive couple have to know this info?”

Answer: Lifetime requests that you share your family and medical history so that the adoptive couple you choose knows as much about your child as possible. Adopting a child is a lifelong responsibility, and the adoptive couple wants to do all that they can to get ready to be parents. 

When the adoptive couple knows your medical history, they’ll be able to provide the best care they can to your child. They’ll also be able to make better-informed decisions as parents. Think about if your child develops an illness at some point later in life. If the adoptive couple knows your medical history ahead of time, they can get your child medical attention more quickly.  

Sharing your family or medical history will also benefit your baby in the future. It will provide him or her with the details needed when asked for family history at the doctor’s office. It will also benefit your child later on if, for example, they have a genetic predisposition to a certain illness or disease.

Lifetime is here for you. No matter where you’re at in your adoption process, Lifetime can help. You can always explore adoption after your baby’s born too. It’s never too late to choose adoption.

 

The adoption process with Lifetime is completely free,
and easy to start whenever you’re ready.

To learn more or get started, call us anytime at 1-800-923-6784, or send us a message.

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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