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Adoption Stories

TIPS for Birth Moms

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 finish

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

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

Adoption Holiday Blues and How to Beat Them

A few years ago I was able to be part of a local birthmother group, it was a wonderful experience and I made so many wonderful friends. I was able to talk to girls who were about to place their babies for adoption, and ones who already had placed. Together we laughed and we cried but most of all we understood each other. I remember after

Kristin Chenoweth

A clip from an interview on The Rosie Show.  "I am a show tunes kind of gal. My Pandora stations reflect it, and my car radio is permanently set to Sirius XM's On Broadway. Season tickets to two different theaters are in my desk drawer. As such a fan of musical's, I've liked Kristin Chenoweth ever since she was in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.