When Your Adoption Plan Changes

She pulls out a picture of a young girl. “This is the most recent picture they sent me,” she says, referring to her daughter’s adoptive parents. “It’s funny because my first plan wouldn’t have been like this.” At fifteen, Audrey found herself pregnant and afraid. Her boyfriend had already broken up with her, saying he didn’t want anything to do … Read More

Benefits of Adoption for Your Baby

  Once you become a mother, your baby is the number one priority. His or her wellbeing will be the only thing you think about. But, you may feel conflicted about what’s truly best for them. If you’re thinking about adoption for your baby, you have a lot of things to consider about your child’s long-term care. You may discover many … Read More

5 Things You Should Know about Siblings of Adopted Children

  Every birthmother knows, and eventually is accustomed to, having tough conversations about family. Later you may be ready to have kids of your own, but the family dynamics you have to figure out can be…difficult, to say the least. If you’re a birthmother who has since raised children, you may be faced with some tough questions. The kids in … Read More

7 Truths About Giving Your Baby for Adoption

  In an unplanned pregnancy dilemma adoption tends to be the most difficult option for mothers to understand. Parenting is straight-forward; but, no one really knows what to expect when it comes to giving your baby for adoption. We understand your hesitation, and even your reluctance to choose adoption if you don’t understand it. So here’s what we know about … Read More

What to Expect at Each Stage of Pregnancy

OMG! You just found out you’re pregnant! You probably have no idea what to expect, aside from what your mom or the TV tell you. For the most part, pregnancy is a mix of emotional and physical change that opens you up to new things. Your motherhood starts now, and you should be prepared. Here’s a general guide on what … Read More

Are Independent Adoptions a Good or Bad Option?

Have you learned about independent adoptions as a birthmother? Independent adoptions are facilitated by the birthmother, adoptive family, and a lawyer or legal team. It allows you to place your child with a family you know. You don’t have to search through hundreds of potential adoptive parents to find the right match. In contrast, agencies provide extra protection you don’t … Read More

Choosing Adoption is Never a Mistake

We recently interviewed a new birthmother, Julia. She wanted to share her story, and the hesitations she had about adoption. We hope this story will help you consider adoption when faced with the tough decisions. An unplanned pregnancy is never easy to handle, but Julia’s story gives us insight into how you make that choice. “I just thought to myself, … Read More

4 Ways of Handing Postpartum Symptoms

As a birthmother, you have a unique journey after your baby is born. However, you may face postpartum depression after your child is placed in a new home. This is a struggle faced by mothers and birthmothers alike. However, you may have symptoms that other moms can’t relate to. These are the most common symptoms of postpartum depression, and how … Read More

Do Birthmothers Get to Pick Their Baby’s Name?

Do Birthmothers Get to Pick Their Baby’s Name?

Do Birthmothers Get to Pick Their Baby’s Name? The expecting mother’s bookshelf likely has at least one “baby name book,” tucked away and highlighted with her favorite names for her child-to-be. Naming is ceremonial, and a great honor for the parent because it gives their child a unique identity that represents who they hope their child will grow up to … Read More

Talking to Your Parents About Adoption

Talking to Your Parents About Adoption

Talking to Your Parents About Adoption The time initially following when you find out you’re pregnant, there will be three questions that immediately hit you hard: 1) What do I do next? 2) What will happen when I tell the father? And 3) What will happen when I tell my parents? The last one causes the most anxiety for young … Read More