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  1. If you are pregnant and considering placing your baby for adoption, your next step is to consider what type of adoption you would like to have. While some birthmothers and adoptive parents find it easier to follow through with a closed adoption, many choose open adoption, a process that allows room for the birthparents and adoptive parents to grow together.

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  2. An adoptive parent profile can tell you plenty of things about waiting families hoping to adopt; where they live, what their hobbies and interests are, information about their extended family, holiday traditions, what they do for a living, and much more. But what you don’t get is the actual emotion behind their words. Hearing what adoptive parents have to say when asked directly by the birthmother (or through the birthmother’s adoption social worker) is a great way to fill in the gaps and understand the complete picture.

    At LifeLong Adoptions, we help both birthmothers and adoptive parents through the adoption process. There is no doubt you will have a long list of your own questions, but here are some of ours to help you get started.

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  3. If you are reading this blog, it means that you have discovered the option of choosing LGBT Adoptive Parents to raise your child. While LifeLong Adoptions caters to all types of families (gay, straight, single) we believe in the LGBT community’s rights to become parents.

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  4. There’s a lot to expect when you’re expecting - especially when it involves an adoption! While hundreds of adoption websites, blogs and forums articulate the ins and outs, ups and downs of the adoption process, you never really know what to expect until you’re experiencing it in real time. LifeLong Adoptions wants to help each of its birthmothers by informed them as much as possible from the get-go. If you are pregnant and considering adoption, here are some things to expect during the journey.

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  5. After experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, you have chosen domestic infant adoption as the next course of action. Among meetings with social workers, your adoption agency and taking the steps to maintain a healthy pregnancy, you will also need to start thinking about who will adopt your child. This can be an overwhelming process, as there are hundreds of families hoping for a child, but only a handful that will best meet your standards, and be able to provide the life you wish for your child.

    While all birthparents want the best future for their child, many are unsure of what type of family they wish to place with.

    Close your eyes and envision a day in your child’s life. What does he or see when she wakes up in the morning and looks out the bedroom window? Skyscrapers? A beach? Houses? A farm? Who is there to greet them when they go to the kitchen? A mother and a father? Extended family? Brothers and sisters? What about pets? Try to imagine your child’s life 18-20 years from now. What are they doing? Are they attending college, traveling the world, or helping out the family business?

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