Erin’s Adoption Story

When I found out I was pregnant I was 18 years old. It was my first semester in college, and the birthfather and I had been together for about six months. It came as a complete shock to me. I always thought I would be the last person to become pregnant. What a wake-up call. My boyfriend and I weren’t ready to get married, and [...]

Erin’s Adoption Story 2018-02-28T12:41:41+00:00

Melinda’s Adoption Story – I Chose Open Adoption

“I chose open adoption”. “My mom got mad at me, adoption is something we just don't do in our family”. Listen as this birth mother shares her story of making an adoption plan and watching her family come together to support her decision. Within Melinda’s family they are known for adopting people in but when she decided to make an adoption plan for her baby [...]

Melinda’s Adoption Story – I Chose Open Adoption 2017-12-27T14:00:29+00:00

Dianne’s Adoption Story

My name is Dianne. I’m 39 years old. I can’t remember a time in my life when I was more confused or more afraid than when I found out I was pregnant. I chose to release my baby for adoption. I had so much support during and even after my unplanned pregnancy. I was surprised to learn that, as the birth parent, I was able [...]

Dianne’s Adoption Story 2017-10-12T15:22:15+00:00

Nikki’s Adoption Story

Dear Prospective Birth Parent, Thank you for your interest in adoption and for choosing life for your unborn child instead of abortion. My name is Nikki, and at age 18 I became pregnant as a result of a sexual assault. Because of the rape, I felt that I could not parent this child, so I looked into planning adoption at the suggestion of my counselor. [...]

Nikki’s Adoption Story 2017-08-11T10:50:08+00:00

Ganai’s Adoption Story

I decided to plan adoption for my child to give him something I couldn’t provide: my full attention. The love for him I have is free and bountiful. Yes, I would have been able to scrape together food, clothes and shelter for him, but in the end my full attention would not have been there for him. The three children I have now and myself [...]

Ganai’s Adoption Story 2017-06-29T12:29:11+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Jessica

When I was 16, I was hanging out with the wrong crowd, and I started to make bad choices. Before long, I found out I was pregnant. I had already broken up with the father of the baby, and I knew I didn’t want to get back with him just because I was facing an unplanned pregnancy. The truth is, I didn’t know what to [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Jessica 2017-06-12T17:38:59+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Brook

At 17, I felt desperate to be in a serious relationship. When I faced an unplanned pregnancy, I knew I needed to get out of the relationship with the father because I realized my unborn baby would need a more safe and stable environment. I considered all my options, and really felt that adoption was the best thing I could do for my baby. Miah [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Brook 2017-06-12T17:39:04+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Ashley

I was 17 the first time I got pregnant. Everything happened so fast! Because my brother and I were adopted I knew right away I wanted to find an adoption agency. My mom looked in the phone book and we called Adoption Associates. I really liked them because I could choose the family for my baby, and I could decide how open I wanted everything [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Ashley 2017-06-12T17:39:11+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Deanna

I was 15 when I became pregnant. I was so confused and I didn’t know if I could give my child everything she needed. I was sure, however, that I was not going to give my child to someone I did not know. Eight months went by and I was still the only one that knew about my unplanned pregnancy. I didn’t get very big, [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Deanna 2017-06-12T17:39:21+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Susan

At seventeen years old, I thought I owned the world. I was living each day as if nothing bad could ever happen and everything in my perfect bubble of a life would remain perfect. The first devastating blow came when my boyfriend of seven months passed away. I was so distraught that one month later I thought running into the arms of another man would [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Susan 2017-06-12T17:41:56+00:00