Questions To Ask Your Potential Adoptive Parents

So you’ve made the decision to place your baby for adoption. The next step is to work with an agency (like Birthmother’s Choice) to choose the adoptive parents. You want to be sure that you choose a family you are comfortable with to raise your child so it’s important when you meet with them to ask a lot of questions. … Read More

Relieving Stress is Important, Even When You’re Pregnant

Deciding whether or not to place your baby for adoption is never an easy choice. It can bring added stress to the already stressful situation of discovering you are pregnant. Stress can affect your body, health, and behavior in multiple ways. It can lead to issues of high blood pressure or heart disease. In some cases, it can even affect … Read More

Writing a Letter to My Birth Child

The open adoption process is both a blessing in disguise and one of the hardest parts of the birth mother’s journey. Many mothers don’t know this is an option at first, and it leaves them torn on what to do. Open adoptions are typically more healthy for the birth and adoptive parents, but many questions must be answered before the … Read More

When You Hear Your Child Call Someone Else Mom

Julie knew her daughter would call someone else Mom when she made her adoption plan. But what she knew and what became reality the day she actually heard it happen were two different things. “I honestly felt a little like my heart was torn out,” she said of that day several years before. “I was torn. I was so happy … Read More

Choosing Open Adoption When You Were Adopted

Janie’s mother realized a few months after she was born that she wasn’t ready to be a parent after all. Janie went into foster care before she was adopted around her first birthday. It was a closed adoption so that was all she knew about her birth mother. At 17, Janie found herself pregnant. She was a good bit younger than … Read More

The Future

To so many people, the concept of the future is a daunting expanse of endless possibilities. It’s an abstract collage of what you hope it might be, a void filled with dreams and chance happenings. It can be frightening and fill you with anxiety because of the uncertainty of it all. So why make a decision that will affect your … Read More

Finding Support for Your Choice to Adopt

The choice to place your baby for adoption signifies so many things. It shows your strength, and the selfless love you have for your child. It signifies your maturity, your confidence, and your ability to make wise decisions for your baby before he or she is even born. Choosing adoption says a lot about how wonderful of a mother you … Read More

How to Tell Your Parents You’re Pregnant

Most parents dream of the day they will be able to hold their first grandchild. But for some, the time comes much sooner than they expected. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, telling your parents is the first priority. But, it’s probably one of the scariest things you’ll have to do. Telling your parents you’re pregnant will be tough … Read More

I Can’t Decide Whether to Keep or Place My Baby for Adoption

Everyone talks about the moment after you find out you’re pregnant. That it must be so hard, or that you must’ve panicked or felt so completely overwhelmed. But chances are, you knew. You knew the moment something changed. You may not have been sure, but you knew something was different. And that something was, in fact, your baby. Deciding what … Read More

What to Do When You and the Father Can’t Agree

Unplanned pregnancies put a great deal of responsibility on the mother. She is the one who selflessly gives her baby a home for nine months. The mother will care for her child and do everything in her power to have a healthy pregnancy. She is also the one who must often times give up school or work, or at least … Read More