How My Open Adoption Relationship Developed Over Time

I have been a birth mom for a little over five years. I have two birth sons placed with the same family who are 5 and 3 years old. From the beginning, our adoption was extremely open. I had visits very often, at least once a month and every holiday. Sometimes, we would even spontaneously…

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Our Adoption Journey

Our Journey I am a birth father, this is the story of my wife’s and my adoption journey. We had been together 17 years. We had a 12 year old son. Then while at the E.R. my wife learned she was pregnant. That is when our world was turned upside down. We knew we did…

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“REAL STRENGTH”

“REAL STRENGTH” -a poem about adoption written by a loving birth father, the night his son was born. Today, once again you amazed me. I watched you give birth to our son, to their son, to a family. How strong you must be to deal with all the pain of labor. And at the end…

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“THE EASY WAY”

“THE EASY WAY”  A Poem about adoption from a birth father. Someone naively said once ” adoption is the easy way”. I beg to differ. When presented with a choice of this magnitude, how would you respond ? I have seen too many times people choose the self-serving and selfish road. Never with any real…

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Cassie’s Adoption Story

Hi there! My name is Cassie. I am 39 years old and I am a birth mom. I have 6 children total. My oldest 4 (ages 20, 17, 14,and 11) were adopted in 2007. At the time they were 10, 7, 4 and 1. Before I share the rest of my story, let me say…

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Birth Mother’s Day: Then & Now

Birth Mother’s Day: Then & Now by Leah Outten   Some birth moms love having a day to celebrate and honor their decision of adoption placement while some hate having a separate day. Wherever you stand on the matter you can choose to acknowledge and celebrate it– or not.   I personally love it and…

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Lisa’s Adoption Story

“Open adoption was one of the toughest/smartest decisions I have ever made.. I love watching my daughter grow and seeing how adored she is with her adoptive family.. I love knowing she is with the most loving people and living better than I could have raised her at this point in my life. I am…

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Do the Necessary Research for Your Adoption Plan

Many times when we are faced with a problem that feels too big to solve, we avoid it. We keep our heads low and stay in the dark as long as possible. This is true for many women who find out that they are pregnant and are faced with the reality that their lifestyle or situation is not conducive to that of healthy child raising.

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A New Year and New Promises for Birth Moms Today

A do-over is on the way…

You are not alone if you are feeling the frustration of another year gone accompanied with the relief that a new one is approaching.
Post adoption life can be a roller coaster of a ride leaving you wondering if you will ever feel stable again. It is not uncommon to look at the time gone by and think that maybe you should be in a different place in your life right now.

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