My Adoption Story and How Becoming a Birth Mother Has Made Me a Stronger Person

My Adoption Story Around the time I was 18, I struggled with my self-esteem causing me to make some pretty poor choices in my life.  I struggled for a long time with an eating disorder causing my body to basically not function the way it normally would have.  I also struggled with the men I dated thinking I could change them and in the end they

Everyday…Ideas to help you adopt

“Every day we don’t get a baby means we are closer to the day we do.” This was our mantra while trying to create our family through adoption.   It is what brought hope each day. It helped to remember this every time the phone rang and it wasn’t our agency telling us we were chosen.   It helped when we watched family members or friends announce a

Why I Chose Adoption

Although my pregnancy wasn’t the dream I had for myself… I know, I know, it’s shocking not to feel like young, single and pregnant wasn’t my fairy tale ending, right, but I wasn’t ready to be a mother. I didn’t have a job, a stable home, or a good man who could take care of me or a child, nor a plan for the future. 

Pregnant? Want to Know How to Tell Family?

Telling your family and friends you’re pregnant. Now here is a scary moment in time. For some young women it’s where you wish you could run away from this “predicament” but there’s no running, you’re pregnant and that is the fact that needs to be looked at. I’m sure by the time you’ve found out about the new person you have inside of you, life has