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
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
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