Jordan wanted to make matching quilts for birth mothers and adoptees to share as a way to remember each other. The adoption process can be very stressful and emotional. These quilts could help to heal the emotional loss experienced by the birth mothers as they choose a better life for their children by placing them for adoption. Later in life as the adoptees get
When I was young, whenever I thought about what I wanted to do when I grew up, I always wanted to be a mother. I went through all the steps in my life, graduated high school, went to college, got married, graduated college and worked. The next step was to have a baby and to become what I wanted to be for so long, a
Though being adopted at a young age has taught me a lot, I could never expect placing my daughter would be such a trial and heartache, more than anyone can imagine. Forever Bound helped me through my options and steps to help do what is best for my baby. They were considerate and just were very kind to accept and support whatever decision I decided.
One often forgets the ripple effect an unplanned pregnancy can have through a family. The following is the touching story of such a pregnancy followed by a joyful adoption, as told by the birth-grandmother.
I had an amazing experience last week where I was able to meet with another birth mom. Something special about the two of us is we both placed our babies with the same family. She placed three years before my son went to his adoptive family and was part of the reason I picked them as a family.
I think it's very therapeutic to talk to
Here are some suggestions that helped me get through the tough times,
and helped the good times become GREAT!
1. Set goals. I needed to set goals for myself so I could focus on things that were in my control. Depending on your age, these goals could include: get your driver’s license
graduate high school
find a job
go to college
find a trade school
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