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 looking for adopted children have a few search and reunion options. If the birth mother placed the child with the help of an agency, she can return to the agency and ask if they have post-adoption services that help reconnect birth parents looking for adopted children. Some states, however, require birth parents to register with the state registry, which keeps track of all members of adoption parties searching for one another. State registries usually run on mutual...

Birth Parent Blogs

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

Can't Decide Whether Or Not To...
I posted here a few weeks ago but I guess that thread got deleted. I'd decided that adiption would be best for my...
A Request from a Birthdaughter
Please, please, please can I offer some words of advise from a bdaugher in reunion with her bdad? I can not feel...

Adoption Reunion Registry


Sep 16, 1962 (M) - Known as jimmylee when little. i remember there were many siblings,... [more]

Mar 9, 1969 (F) - The court was the district of columbia court of general sessions. my... [more]

Birth Mothers

Sep 30, 1969 () - I have had contact with the adoptive parents but all contact was lost... [more]

Feb 3, 1983 (F) - Private christian adoption - birth mother exchanged letters, phone... [more]

Birth Fathers

Nov 30, 1963 (F) - I am not sure if she was adopted or not [more]

Apr 12, 1985 (F) - Dear molly, if you read this, know that i love you. my only hope is... [more]

Siblings, etc.

Feb 8, 1961 (M) - I am the adoptee's daughter and i am the one searching for his birth... [more]

Feb 4, 1955 (M) - Mother was 15 years old and from a large family, possibly lived on... [more]

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