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 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
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
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
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.
Written by Birth Parent, Tamra Hyde
I sometimes hear adoptive parents, especially new ones, expressing concern and frustration about knowing how to navigate relationships with birthparents, especially when the 2 parties may find they are on different pages in regard to boundaries and expectations.
I have observed a few things that seem pretty consistent to most open adoptions–
Birth parents who feel confident and secure in the relationship
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