As most adoption stories goes I was told I could not have kids or it would be really hard to have kids. To my shock when that little plus sign popped up. Never in my life time did I think I would ever have an unplanned pregnancy. I thought I would definitely need to try to have a baby, especially with me being on birth
When I was pregnant considering adoption I had no idea where to even start. I knew almost nothing about adoption. It kind of all felt like dead ends. I had no one on my side, I really only had my mother’s support. That was about it. I had a friend tell me I should do a pregnancy termination. Her reasoning was that I wouldn’t have
Listen in as Steve Sunday and birth mothers Marissa and Lanaea discuss adoption, being a birth mother, and Birth Mother's Day which is the day before Mother's Day. The interview begins around 11:30 mark. Listen here.
Whew, this is a big one. I’m already tearing up just from typing the title of this article. I feel overwhelmed by gratitude and weighed down by immense pressure all at the same time. Let me explain. I can’t fully grasp the depths of adoption even after I’ve adopted twice (and on the journey to do it a third time). Because the emotions, the biology, the
Project Description: 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.