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Birth mothers answer adoption FAQs
Deciding to adopt
How did you decide that adoption was the right choice for you?
What do you wish you knew when you were considering placing a child for adoption?
What advice would you give someone considering placing a child for adoption?
What are some things you’ve learned through adoption?
What did you do the first day that you found out you were pregnant?
What level of adoption openness do you have?
What advice would you give to women placing a child for adoption who is planning her hospital experience?
What are some supportive things that people did when you were going through the adoption process?
How did your family react to you deciding to place?
How did your friends react to you deciding to place? What could they have done to be more supportive?
What are some misconceptions you think people have about birthmothers?
Did you have other birth moms in your life when you were going through the adoption process?
What was going through your mind during the moment of your child’s placement?
What was the most memorable part of your pregnancy?
What was the involvement of the birth father in the adoption placement process at the beginning and the end?
Choosing the adoptive family
How did you choose the adoptive parents for your child?
How did the first contact happen between you and the adoptive family?
What advice would you give to a birth parent about the first contact they have with the adoptive parents?
Post-placement advice & support
What is the best part of your adoption arrangement?
What was postpartum care for you like? Did you receive any type of counseling?
How have you dealt with the grieving process after placing?
What were some things that were said to you that were hurtful during your process?
Have you been to birth mom retreats? If so, what has your experience been? If not, would you like to and why?
Have you been a part of online communities of birthmoms and how has this helped you?
What is the hardest part of the adoption situation?
What was dating like after you placed your child for adoption?
Did you have children after you placed? If not, do you want them in the future?
What were your goals after placement? Have they changed? If so, what are they now?
Advice to adoptive families
What advice would you give to adoptive families who are just starting the adoption process?
What advice would you give to an adoptive parent about their first contact expectant parents?
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