Resources for an Unplanned Pregnancy

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and need adoption help, we are here for you. With over 35 years of experience helping women make choices, we have heard just about every situation.

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Our caring coordinators at Lifetime Adoption are here to help you find the resources you need without judgment . You can call or text 1-800-923-6784 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

The phrase “knowledge is power” is especially true when you are pregnant and considering adoption for your child. At a time in your life when fear and uncertainty might be the main feelings you are experiencing, the best way to make yourself feel better is to get all the facts. Some of the best resources for solid information about being pregnant and what to consider when you look at adoption are right here on the Internet. On this page, you’ll find articles about your baby’s development during pregnancy, articles about adoption, resources for birth mothers after adoption, adoption forms, and additional resources such as therapy for birth mothers.

Facing Unplanned Pregnancy

An unplanned pregnancy can make it feel like you are all alone, working through this tough time in life all by yourself. But there’s no reason to face an unplanned pregnancy alone because Lifetime offers a lot of unplanned pregnancy help. In addition, we offer great resources for pregnant women to turn to for help. This is why we take the most pride in our dedication to birth mother support.

What is Open Adoption?

Many women choosing adoption today prefer what’s called an “open adoption” because it gives them more control over the entire process. Open adoption allows you to:

  • Choose your child’s adoptive parents
  • Decide how you want things to go at the hospital
  • Receive counseling and support
  • Remain in contact with your child and the adoptive family in the future

Birth Father Rights

Open and honest communication with your baby’s father, known in adoption as a “birth father,” is best in most cases. Furthermore, it gives him a chance to be involved in the adoption process. So here, we provide tips and information about birth fathers and their rights.

Faith & Inspiration

Choosing adoption for your child isn’t easy, so it helps to have as much support and encouragement as possible. For example, reading these inspiring adoption stories and poems is an excellent way to lift your mood and help you feel hope.


While it’ll take a few weeks to recover physically from giving birth, the emotional recovery can be another story. Therefore, many women seek post adoption support because they find that the first few weeks are very difficult.

Adoption Forms

We are here to help you decide if adoption is the right choice for you. Along the way, we may need some additional information. The forms listed below are some of the forms we may ask you to complete, depending on your situation. You can start now, or your coordinator can direct you to the forms she needs. As always, any information you share here is completely private and will be sent only to our caring coordinators. If you have any questions, you can always call us at 1-800-923-6784.

Forms if You Are Pregnant

Older Child Forms:

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This form is intended for pregnant women or women wanting to place their child for adoption.
If you wish to adopt a child into your home, please click here. If you live outside of the U.S., please click here.

Additional Birth Mother Support

Everyone needs a little extra help sometimes, especially if you are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy. Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to turn. That’s why our caring coordinators at Lifetime Adoption are here to help you find the resources you need. You can call or text 1-800-923-6784 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Additionally, there are other resources available. For example, you can call or contact 211 online and they will be able to connect you with housing and many other organizations that can provide assistance.

Additionally, you can connect with other expectant women or birth mothers who have placed their children for adoption. Sometimes it can feel like those around you don’t understand, and it is often helpful to talk to someone who has been where you are. Whether you need advice or just a sympathetic ear to listen, you can hear from women who have placed their children for adoption and what their thoughts are now.

Also support groups for birth mothers are available, as well as counseling, so please consider taking advantage of all of these opportunities. Another wonderful resource is the Lifetime Adoption Foundation, which offers assistance and scholarships, Also, Birth Mother Blessings can help with maternity clothes, and other necessities. Still another example is the On Your Feet Foundation which offers birth mother retreats and even financial assistance to help you reach the goals you set for yourself.

Birth Mother Resources That Can Help:

You are not alone. Contact your adoption coordinator or visit some of these sites below to find the resources and the support you need.

211 Get Connected. Get Help.
Will help you reach the organizations that can assist with housing, medical, and any other needs you have.

On Your Feet Foundation
A source for birth parents and adoptive parents. Their goal is to provide post placement resources to guide birth parents and adoptive parents financial, emotional and educational resources. On Your Feet also hosts birth mother retreats!

HelpPro Therapist Finder
This is a free service providing access to a searchable database of psychologist, social workers, family and marriage counselors and other mental health professionals. You can use HelpPro Therapist Finder to locate a professional who has experience in providing therapy for birth mothers.

This is an organization dedicated to changing the outdated perceptions of adoption, through stories and first hand accounts. You can share your story or read someone else’s story.

Lifetime Foundation
Provides assistance to birth parents in need of basic necessities and scholarships for birth parents who would like to further their education.

Birth Mother Blessings
Provides maternity clothes, household items, and other necessities to birth mothers.


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