Why Kelsi Cares
All around the country there are men and women who care about changing the perception of adoption! They're not all birth mothers, adoptive parents or adoptees. They're people just like Kelsi. Kelsi has a unique heart and passion to serve women. Find out why Kelsi cares...
What I Wish That I Knew Then That I Know Today
"One thing that I still know to this day is that I love Corinne more than anything on this earth and that my hopes remain the same for her — and that is to grow up to be a loving, confident, kind, and curious young lady."
Being a birth mother has been one of the most rewarding and challenging roles I have ever taken on. I chose adoption out of pure love and desire for my daughter to have the best life she could ever have.
Book Review - To Have and Not To Hold
The title caught my attention, and then Phil Donahue's foreword motivated me to keep turning the pages of Lorri Antosz Benson's memoir To Have and Not to Hold. "What follows on these pages is the flat-out naked true story of a twenty-something female who had it all: good job (ahem, she worked for me), handsome boyfriend, big city romantic evenings, loving parents, and ski-champion good looks..."
Dear Brave Soul,
I want to spend five minutes to remind you how much I admire you. How much you matter to me. It takes a lot of bravery to be in “our shoes." If you’re having a hard day I’m here for you. I’m here for you because I get it. I know that the grieving can take a toll. Not just with your mind and soul yet your body as well.
When to Drop the 'I'm A Birth Mom Bomb' When Dating
Let’s just be real for a second…”Birth Mom” is not exactly a box that someone would eagerly check when creating their dating profile.
Emilie: A Birth Mom's Side of the Story
I love Ellery so much and on that day I loved her enough to entrust her into the hands of two amazing parents.
Dear Adoption Triad
"I want you to read this with an open heart and open mind. It may very well challenge you. My hope is that it will inspire and encourage you more. It is written from my heart to yours. "
Adoption Vocab: What to Say and What Not to Say to Birth Mothers
I loved him. I do love him. I will always, always love him. That is why I made the choice of adoption for my son.
Hi There! My name is Jessica; I am a wife, friend, Realtor, sister, blogger and birth mother. While these labels don’t perfectly define who I am, I do wear them oh so humbly! Being a birth mother has been one of my greatest and most favorite “labels” to take on.
Emilie loves Ellery, so much. Her chosen loss, her entrusting Ellery to Kenny and me, is drenched in brave, genuine love.
How do you celebrate? Do you do something similar to me? What about reading a story inside a book that can record your voice and sending it to your little one? What about a Build-a-Bear every year, where you pack love inside? What about a coffee date with yourself? What about retelling your child’s birth story in writing or to a loved one?
Frequently Asked Questions
Need help explaining adoption? Considering adoption for yourself? Watch these short videos that answer important questions and provide education on adoption information.
Why Julia Cares
All around the country there are men and women who care about changing the perception of adoption! They're not all birth mothers, adoptive parents or adoptees though they still care. They're people just like Julia...
To the girl who is in the shoes that I was once in,
I remember being where you're at. I remember the shock, guilt, confusion, anger and the surreal feeling of having no control. I've been the girl sitting on the bed crying looking over 8 positive pregnancy tests, thinking if you take one more maybe it won't be true. Because I've been there and I've felt those feelings, I want to say a few words to you.
To the birth moms who gave me siblings.
"You gave me one of the greatest gifts this world has to offer– siblings."
Lion: Now playing - plus 3 things we loved about the film
(NO SPOILERS) Lion, which is based on a true story, is simultaneously heart-warming and heart-wrenching. Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone before being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, he begins to search for his family back in India with the help of Google Earth technology and his memory.
"She has two mothers who love her" — Lisa's Story
Many people will never understand how I could place her for adoption and that's ok because this was my journey and this is my testimony. All I ask is that you read it and share if you like...
Why I Love Open Adoption
would often think about the fact there is a woman out there making a difficult decision. Maybe she has already decided on placing her child? Does she have support in her decision? Are people constantly asking when she is due? Is she is having a boy or a girl? Are others sharing their personal pregnancy/ birth stories not knowing the heartache she is going through?
Being a birth mom is part of my story - not my whole identity
If you ask me about myself; I will tell you I am a wife, and a mama to 4 kiddos, I will say that I love Jesus and journaling, and making reclaimed wood art. At some point, I will probably mention my affinity for Dunkin Donuts and Harry Potter; and most likely I will tell you that I'm a birth mom, too. These are a few parts within the story of who I am.