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Birth Mothers Answer Adoption FAQs

Interviews with 8 birth mothers

Birth mothers answer popular adoption questions. Learn how they chose the adoptive parents for their child…


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How Can You Give Your Baby Up For Adoption?

by Amanda

I sat there, tears rolling down my cheeks, my hands resting on my swollen belly. I was sixteen and six months pregnant. I’d never…


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The Open Adoption Compromise

by Leah Outten

I’ll be honest, when I was pregnant with my daughter at sixteen years old I threw out the idea of adoption right along with the…


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Navigating Open Adoption Q&A

by Bailey Correll

An open adoption is an adoption where the birth parents placing a child for adoption maintain contact with the adopting…


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I Felt Nervous the Day I Met the Couple Who Would Adopt My Son

by Kelsey Quesenberry

Extenuating circumstances meant that I didn’t meet my son’s parents until they were at the hospital to pick him up and take him home.


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My Adoption Letter to My Daughter’s Adoptive Parents

by Bailey Correll

Dear Steve and Eve,
I am sorry for how long it has taken for me to get this letter to you. I have been thinking though…


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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Birth Mother

by Janel Brown

Steven Wright once said, “Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.” While that may be true, we…


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9 Unexpected Things To Expect When Parenting After Placement

by Leah Outten

Having placed my first child in an open adoption at sixteen years old, I knew that I would want to have more children later in life.


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Placing Bets: A Q&A with the Author

by Amanda & Binti Staff

The shock of an unexpected pregnancy is something that 49% of pregnant women experience. Some of these women make…


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Finding Adoptive Parents For My Baby

by Makena Porter

At first, I thought that choosing adoptive parents for my child was going to be very hard. I wanted them to be everything I ever…


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Beating Birth Mom Stigmas

by Kelsey Quesenberry

Not a lot of people know that I’m a birth mom. In the months of my pregnancy, I was more inclusive than usual. Which is a feat of…


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Birth Mother
Retreats

by Jessalynn Speight

As a birth mother, you feel a plethora of mixed emotions and no instruction manual on how to overcome them. While there are…


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Birth Mother
Blogs

We’ve compiled a list of birth mother blogs to make it easier for birth mother voices to be…


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Birth Parent Support Groups

Joining a birth parent support group is one of the most helpful things a birth parent can do…


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Birth Mother Living Expenses

When considering adoption, many women wonder, “Do I have to pay for the adoption?…


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Unmarried Fathers Rights

The specific rights of unmarried fathers differ from state to state; however, all unmarried…


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