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

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

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5 years later
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Birth Parent Forums

adoptee looking to bmom perpective
so I don't know my whole background, but what i do know, I will give to you, maybe you can make a little more sense...
What's he thinking? How would you...
This post is a question for birth fathers who knew about their child's adoption and was one day contacted out of the...

Adoption Reunion Registry

Adoptees

Jan 12, 1957 (F) - I had my adoption records opened in 1995. i have no original... [more]

Oct 1, 1958 (F) - Mother was 19, italian-father had no clue, was navy and irish [more]

Birth Mothers

Birth Fathers

Siblings, etc.

Dec 31, 1964 (F) - Birth mother was english and french, with medium blonde hair, blue... [more]

Jan 23, 1917 (M) - Birth mother's name: laura grant birth mother's age: 20 yr's, abt:... [more]

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