Are you pregnant and without the proper support you need? There are many community resources available to you that you can easily access and use for help. Every pregnancy is different, and all pregnant women have different needs. If you feel all alone and without a clear plan for the future, read to learn about resources for help during your 9-month journey. There are many
Are you pregnant and looking into your adoption options that might be available to you? You should do some research online and see what you can find. Sometimes, all you need to do is weigh your options before making a final decision in order to enable yourself to make a better decision in the end. Be sure to look into any and all options before
Are you expecting a baby outside of wedlock? Even in the modern world, such a predicament is something that typically induces stress for those involved with it. This is a time when you have to make difficult decisions and decide if adoption is the best thing for you and your baby. Fear not the judgment of others, and remember that you are making the best
This morning, 400,000 children woke up in America wondering, "Is today the day?"
Which day? The day they might finally find a "Forever Family."
These 400,000 children are in the American foster care system.
They may have entered the system a few weeks ago ---or a few years ago. This may be their first foster home — or their fifth. They may have been placed with their brothers or
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
Chuck Johnson gives you tips & questions to ask adoption agencies!
Written by Chuck Johnson of the National Council for Adoption -August 2014
I am always struck by how much adoption has changed since the 1980s, when I first began working as an intern at an adoption agency. At that time, most prospective adoptive families would have chosen to use a local agency to adopt a child.
Post written by a Forever Bound Staff member-
Today I heard the words "when people hear adoption they get curious and want to know details." A birth mother once shared with me that a neighbor told her "you made a huge mistake by placing." I've heard of adoptive parents being asked "do you think you could ever love someone else's child as much as your own."
Every adoption story is different. For some birth mothers, adoption is the most obvious option, while others spend a lot of time searching and pondering. For me, adoption was more obvious, but it was still the most difficult decision I will ever make. However, my life has been greatly blessed because of this decision. When I found that I was pregnant, I was in shock and
Each year a special day comes that that is unknown to many. This day is called Birth Mothers Day. It is celebrated the day before Mothers Day. Birth Mothers Day was started in 1990 by a woman from Seattle, Washington named Mary Jean Wolch-Marsh.
For Birth Mothers:
Today is your day. It's a day to honor yourself and remember your strength. Although this day may be difficult, and