Learn About Adoption

Whether you are just starting to explore adoption or you are searching for a Christian adoptive family that fits what you are looking for, we can help you learn more about adoption and locate the resources you seek.

Lifetime Christian Adoption has been committed to supporting birth families and helping children since 1986. We can help you with your needs immediately, and offer the support and counseling that you may be seeking.

Why do women choose adoption? Babies are hard work. You’ve got to feed, change, bathe, amuse, protect, and clean up after them. It’s a big, 24/7 responsibility. As a mom, you’ve got to be ready to put your life and outside interests on hold to focus on your child. Your baby needs time and attention twenty-four hours a day. But what if you’re not ready to give up your life?

There are many reasons women choose adoption, such as:

  • Not ready to be a mom
  • Situations that prevent parenting, such as mental illness or jail sentence
  • No support from baby’s father
  • Desire for a solid, two-parent family
  • Safety and stability
  • College plans
  • Opportunity for a solid future
  • Prior involvement with Child Protective Services
  • Cannot afford another child
  • Lifestyle
  • Rape

Whatever your reason for considering adoption today, you are not alone. And the good news is that women choosing adoption can play an active role in just about every step of the process. You can choose the parents for your child, receive counseling, create your
own adoption plan, and meet the adoptive parents. You can even receive help with pregnancy, living and medical costs, if your state allows it.

How do I know adoption is a good choice for my baby?
If you are not ready to be a parent or you are not able to take responsibility for the growth and development of your child, you can still give your baby the gift of life by choosing adoption. You can choose the way your baby will be raised by selecting a stable, loving family for him. You can even choose a family that has interests you desire, like religious beliefs or hobbies. At birth, you can see your baby, hold him, and even name him if you wish. As your child grows, you can receive letters, photos, and even visits, allowing you to watch him grow up strong and happy, surrounded by the warmth of a loving family. You can always be a part of your child’s life. You can reach for your own goals, knowing that your child is cared for in every way. Adoption may not be right for everyone. You need to evaluate what you are prepared to provide and determine if that is enough for your baby.

Video About Open Adoption
In this video, Lifetime birthmother Kasey shares about how her open adoption plan works. Kasey visits with the adoptive family & her child, as well as exchanging letters and photos.