This is Jessica. She's a birth mother who placed her son for adoption. Want to learn more about her story? Read this. Also, listen to what she says about navigating life in this birth mother role:
"What’s my role now? How do I navigate being my child’s birth mother but not their mom?"
That's a tough scenario - this new name you take on as a birth mother. Each journey is different. As you build a relationship with your child's adoptive parents you will all begin to figure out what best works for you. There may be times through your journey that you want regular visits and updates, and then there will be times that you need your space and time to heal. Being a birth mother makes you no less of a mother, you've done just what a mother is supposed to do - love unconditionally.
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