Since 1986, Lifetime Christian Adoption has been committed to supporting birth families and helping children. We can help you with your needs right now, and offer all the support and counseling that you may need.
You may have wondered “why do women choose adoption?” Being a mom is a big, 24/7 responsibility. Babies are hard work. You’ve got to feed, change, bathe, amuse, protect, and clean up after them. 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 yet ready to be a mom
- Mental illness or jail sentence, which prevents parenting
- No support from the baby’s father
- Desire for a stable, two-parent family
- Safety and stability
- Education plans
- Opportunity for a solid future
- Prior involvement with Child Protective Services
- Cannot afford another child
Whatever your reason for thinking about adoption for your baby or child, you are not alone. We can connect you to peer counseling with a woman who has placed her child up for adoption. She’s been where you are now. 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?
Even if you are not able to be a parent or handle the growth and development of your child, you can still ensure that your baby has a wonderful life, through your choice of adoption. You select a stable, loving, Christian adoptive family and in turn choose the way your baby will be raised. You can even choose a family that has attributes you desire, like religious beliefs, hobbies, or a stay-at-home mom. 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 the right choice for everyone. You need to evaluate what you are prepared to provide and determine if that is enough for your baby.