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A Birthmother’s Struggle

A Birthmother’s Struggle If you are one of the thousands of women every year who choose to place your unborn baby for adoption, we know there are times after the adoption where you feel judged and mistreated. People may say hurtful things such as, “How could she give her baby up?” Often times, these words hurt, but it’s important to remember you are not giving up your baby. In fact, you are doing [...] Read more

Weighing in on Open or Closed Adoption when Making an Adoption Plan

Weighing in on Open or Closed Adoption when Making an Adoption Plan When making an adoption plan, one of the biggest components to factor in is whether or not to have a closed or open adoption. In recent years, open adoption has become more popular. An open adoption is one in which there is contact between the birth mother and adoptive parents during the pregnancy and oftentimes, after the baby [...] Read more

Prenatal Drug Exposure: Things to Consider if a Birthmother Uses

Prenatal Drug Exposure: Things to Consider if a Birthmother Uses Sometimes, adoptive parents are faced with the question of whether to consider a baby who has been subjected to alcohol and/or drugs in utero. It’s a tough decision and one that’s not to be taken lightly. The truth is the statistics show many birthmothers facing unplanned pregnancy have subjected the child in utero to some degree of [...] Read more