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 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

Change
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...
Autumn Leaves
I came to California from Illinois, thinking I don't know what I expected to be honest, but all I know is I spent the...

Birth Parent Forums

Adoptees-Help!! I don't know what...
I am a bmom who was reunited with my 36 year old son less than three months ago. I recieved an email from his asister...
A Question for Birth Mothers
I'm adopted and recently I've been thinking about my birth mother, and I just got to wondering "what kind of...

Adoption Reunion Registry

Adoptees

Jun 30, 1965 (F) - Found birth mother in 1986 [more]

Jul 31, 1963 (M) - My birth mother is "poochie" honor juanita wardeen, and my birth... [more]

Birth Mothers

Birth Fathers

Siblings, etc.

Dec 31, 1977 (F) - Joy was adopted by gary and jennifer stewart from dora alabama. [more]

Jun 3, 1968 (F) - Birth mother is sharon newton [more]

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