Not a birthmother? See our adoption page.
An unplanned pregnancy can be scary and overwhelming, but we want you to know that you're not alone.
If you're thinking about adoption, there are a few things we want you to know first:
- Adoption is your decision. Only you can choose what’s best for you and your baby.
- We’re here to help you make your decision. No judgement, no pressure, and no rush.
- Financial assistance with housing and other pregnancy-related expenses is available.
- All of our services are 100% free, confidential, safe, and legal.
WHY CHOOSE LIFELONG ADOPTIONS?
Nothing compares to the selflessness and love of a birthmother who chooses to give life to a hopeful family. For this reason, we here at LifeLong Adoptions feel that every expectant parent, whatever choice they make, deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. Our counseling specialists will provide the support and information you need to determine which option is best for you. Should you choose to place your baby for adoption through LifeLong Adoptions, our dedicated counselors will be with you every step of the way.
Questions About Adoption?
Whether you’ve already decided to place your baby for adoption or are still researching your options, you probably have a lot of questions. We have the answers for you.
WHY CHOOSE ADOPTION?
Expectant parents choose adoption for many reasons. You may be unable to financially support a child. You may be at a place in your life where you are not emotionally ready. No matter what the reason, you are making this decision because you want what is best for your child. We understand this is a difficult choice, and we are here to help. Adoption is a loving decision. It takes a great deal of love and sacrifice to even consider it. We can help you explore your options and let you choose what’s right for both you and your baby.
What is the difference between open adoption and semi-open adoption?
Open adoption involves ongoing contact between birth families and adoptive families. While different levels of openness exist, there are some common forms of contact, including emails, letters, pictures, phone calls, and sometimes even in-person visits. Semi-open adoption is like an open adoption, but it is limited to only the exchange of photos, emails, and phone calls. The children involved don't normally have any direct communication with their birthparents. The choice is up to you, and depends entirely on your needs and wants.
Can I be involved in choosing the family for my baby?
Yes! We encourage you to choose your baby’s adoptive family from the list of families we have approved. We will assist you in the initial contact with them. If you want, you can spend time with them on your own to get to know them better. You can decide how open or private you want your relationship to be.
How are adoptive families screened?
Every adoptive parent is thoroughly evaluated through a home study conducted by a licensed agency. The home study process includes assessments of their character, marital stability, financial situation, lifestyle, and medical history. The agency will run background checks to verify there is no record of criminal activity or child abuse. A social worker will also inspect the family’s home to ensure it is a safe environment for a child. We also require education for adoptive families on adopting and parenting. Following the placement of a child into an adoptive home, a social worker will continue to monitor and supervise the family. We go to great lengths to make sure the families we offer you are going to be excellent parents for your baby.