Amy | A Birth Mom from Jackson
I think my own life helped me make the choice. My adoptive parents are wonderful and helped show me true love in everything. From the time I stepped into the Home for Unwed Mothers, I knew the choice was mine and had made up my mind.
Miranda | A Birth Mom from Texas
I have a 2-year-old who I parent. Her father along with the father of my second child played a big part in why I chose adoption.
Rebecca | An Adoptee from New York
"So, given her story, and her decision to place me for adoption, my perception of my birth mom has changed dramatically. When I pieced together her life, all those negative feelings dissolved. I know without a doubt she made the choice she did out of love. I do consider her a mother. A mother makes the best decision for her children, even if it breaks her heart."
Gerrianne | A Birth Mom from Texas
I was a single mother, with three small boys. I was living on public assistance, in low-income housing, with plans to begin college in the Winter Semester. I was also very angry at the baby's father, and mad at myself for the choices I had made. I wasn't a teenager, I was 29 years old and should have known better. The thought of raising another child with the feelings I had concerned me. I didn't know how I could emotionally handle another child.
Lilly | An Adoptive Mom from Texas
"I learned that family is the most important thing we have in life and it is comprised of more than our DNA."
Sarah | A Birth Mom from Virginia
I think before I went through it, however, I never really thought about the birth mom and how that must feel for her. Not to mention, all the adoptions I was aware of were closed. Now my view of adoption is different
Melissa | An Adoptive Mom from New York
I think another reward would be that having an open adoption has made us more open about telling our son. We've told him since day one that he was in our arms that he was adopted, even though he obviously couldn't understand at two days old. We still talk about it all the time and answer his questions and dispel his fears.
Hannah | A Birth Mom & Adoptee from Texas
"I chose adoption because I knew the life I wanted to give my child was different from what I could truly give her."
Jenny | An Adoptee from Ohio
"My greatest wish for birth mothers is that they find peace with their decision to place and know that their children appreciate the sacrifice they made."
Terri | A Birth Mom from Kansas
My parents told me after Katie was born that it was all over. But the truth is it was just beginning. I wish I would have known how much I needed support and counseling so I could have been better equipped to deal with my grief in healthy ways.