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.


Birth Parent Articles

Birth parents are the biological parents of an adopted child. Before an adoption can be finalized, a child's birth parents must legally relinquish all parental rights to the adoptive parents. Before the finalization, every birth parent must decide if they want to build and maintain a relationship with the adoptive family, sometimes referred to as an open adoption. There is no right or wrong way to approach a birth parent role, meaning that whether or not one chooses to have an...

Birth Parent Blogs

5 years later
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Being Me
Being yourself is powerful, but when you don't have a solid fix on who you are its nearly impossible to do anything but...

Birth Parent Forums

this is the only place I feel...
I am not a birth parent, but I am what you would call a "fictive kin." (If for some reason this should not be...
Young mother of 3, pregnant and...
Hello, I am a young mother (24) of 3 beautiful children ages 4, 3, and 2. I am about 5 months pregnant with my 4th...

Adoption Reunion Registry


Jan 23, 1972 (F) - Never was given to much information and till the day family will not... [more]

Nov 17, 1948 (M) - I am looking for siblings. my father was joseph kudirka...born around... [more]

Birth Mothers

Aug 19, 1989 (M) - My sons name was changed to kevin george after the adoption [more]

Feb 18, 1979 (M) - Wanting to find him to let him know he was very loved [more]

Birth Fathers

Dec 3, 1985 (F) - Jennifer was taken from me, i fought for her 3 weeks straight in... [more]

Apr 8, 1981 (F) - Adoptee is jaime leigh bialer and she made a post with omnitrace on 4... [more]

Siblings, etc.

Jul 31, 1962 () - There are two older siblings. (i am a younger sibling) [more]

Oct 5, 1945 (F) - We really don't know much. will update profile as soon as i obtain... [more]