Birth Parents

Placing a child with an adoptive family can be emotionally devastating. It's never an easy decision to make. It takes courage. Every birth parent has his or her reason for choosing adoption. For some, they may be unable to emotionally, physically, or financially support themselves and their children. Others may want to finish their education. And some became pregnant after a traumatic event and can't live with that reminder each day. Every birth parent has a unique story to tell.

Birth parents love their children. They think about them each day. Some birth parents relive the pain of placement and the overwhelming feelings of loneliness and loss regularly. While mourning is natural, it is also important to not be overwhelmed by it. Birth parent support groups are created and maintained across the country. To find much-needed support, many birth parents find that actively participating in support groups can eventually bring self-understanding, healing, and happiness. Birth parents also have the option of visiting a professional counselor or therapist if they need additional support.

This section will help birth parents understand what happens after placement, how to move forward, how to create successful adoption relationships, and how to encourage emotional healing.

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Birth Parent Articles

A birth child is a child that is biologically related to a mother and father. Usually this term is used in the adoption circles to identify and differentiate between the relationship of an adoptee to his or her adoptive parents and birth parents. It's not necessarily the most appropriate term for an adoptive parent to use for biological children, as this can make the adoptee feel more singled out and less attached to his or her adoptive family. However, it's fairly common for...

Birth Parent Blogs

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As I walked today I remembered some of the seasons of my life. I tend to introspect and let it go, but it was more of a...
5 years later
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Birth Parent Forums

Contact has stopped. What now?
Hoping to get some advice on this forum possibly from people who have been in a similar situation to mine. Adopted at...
Help! Advice, please! Birth...
Adoption.com community, if I ever needed some advice and support, it is today. I found my birth daughter a few...

Adoption Reunion Registry

Adoptees

Mar 24, 1971 (M) - Born @ 7:01 am 4pds 14 ounces my adoptive parents believed they saw... [more]

Nov 15, 1969 (F) - 7th january 1970 adoption agreement date 12th january picked up by... [more]

Birth Mothers

Dec 31, 1969 (F) - Triplets. girls, two identical ,and singleton [more]

Birth Fathers

Siblings, etc.

Jan 9, 1967 (M) - Mothers name on original birth certificate gail ann alexander [more]

Dec 31, 1969 (M) - Josiah was taken by the state of michigan and put in a foster home in... [more]

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