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
“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 Unknown
This 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
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?
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
When the word got out I was 19 single and expecting, so many people wanted to share their opinions on what I should or shouldn’t do; whether it was to my face or behind my back. I felt pressure everywhere I turned: so many people either telling me how selfish I was for making the decision to place, asking me to place my son for
Adoption Terms Adoption assistanceFinancial or medical assistance given on a one-time or on-going basis to an adoptive parent on behalf of an adopted child. This subsidy may be provided through federal, state, county and/or local resources. (See itle IV-E.)
Any activity/procedure designed to facilitate the entire legal process of adoption including intake, pre-placement activities and planning, adoptive placement of the child, post-placement activities, and post-legalization (or
I ran into a girl, well, woman now, I met when I was placing my son for adoption. We were both volunteering at an inner city medical retreat when she came up to me and asked, “This is a little bold but did you ever place a baby for adoption?” I looked at her and immediately I knew who she was. We hugged and began
The other day, I started looking through my pictures on Shutterfly from a time before my son. The way I dressed. The way that I carried myself. The wayward look on my face. It seems so obvious now. I just looked… so… lost.. Incomplete. I closed down the browser and saw my favorite picture of my son and I from the hospital staring back at
When I was young whenever I would think 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