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Birth Parents Resources

Spiritual Stretch Marks

The first time I ever thought of this concept I was talking to the Adoptive Mother I chose for my son.  I was in my eighth month and getting larger by the second.  I noticed stretch marks all over my thighs and my belly and thought about how much I had stretched mentally and spiritually during that same time.  I remember telling this sweet mother

Developing a Relationship Between Adoptive Parents and Birth Moms

When I first contacted Jared and Rebecca about placing Bryce with them, I honestly didn’t know where to start.   I felt like I had so many questions, but what questions were the right ones to ask?  How do I start a conversation with someone who could potentially be in my life forever?  And I am sure on the flip side of that, adoptive parents feel

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

The Wonders of a Broken Heart

It began  as I am sure it has with many women dealing with fertility issues) in a hospital as I was having yet another ultrasound.   The pain had been growing every month, every day, every time we tried and tried to get my body to do what a woman’s body should.    The pain starts out with twinges but as time and reality start to set

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

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

Openness is… inviting love in

“Family isn't always blood.  It’s the people in your life that want you in theirs.  The ones who accept you for who you are.   The ones who would do anything to see you smile and love you no matter what.”Author UnknownThis quote sums up how I see my children’s Birth Parents, at least the ones we are able to have relationships with. They are family, they love not only the child

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

Is There Joy in This Journey?

Is There Joy in This Journey?  It seems no matter what situation you find yourself in you can now go online and find someone who is, or has gone through, the same struggles, fears, or trials you are going through. I feel as if the internet is full of information that can overwhelm you with knowledge, a lot of the time that can be a wonderful