Open Adoption

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My Open Adoption Story

I have a very unusual adoption story. I was married when I was 18 and my husband was 21. Since we first got married we always wanted to have children. We found out in the first 2 yrs we cou... [more]

Our Adopted Blessing

I always, since I can remember, have wanted to be a mom. My husband and I tried for over 2 years to get pregnant. We only went as far as hormones. I gained 30 pounds the two months that I t... [more]

Our Story

I have had requests by certain people on these boards to tell my story. I expect it to be ripped apart, but I don't care. My husband grew up with an abusive mother - both mental and physic... [more]

Unique Open Adoption

We have a very unique and special situation. My husband and I adopted my youngest sister's baby. She decided early in her pregnancy that she was too young, and felt that she would not be ab... [more]

Jason's Story

Jason's Birthfather's Story I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1969. My dad was in the military so we moved around a lot. My brother came along fourteen months later. Our family al... [more]

An Open Adoption Story

All the preparations had been made for the baby shower: cake, decorations, games, flowers, balloons, food and drink. I was nervous because it was my first baby shower in our new home. No, i... [more]

An Open Adoption

My husband and I were married on Valentine's Day in 1987. He was 42 and I was 20. There was quite an age difference; it mattered to some but not to us. Love is love -- no matter what. We w... [more]

Tips and Advice from an Adoptive Mother

The face of adoption has changed over the years. Adoption was once considered taboo, and many birth mothers did not have a significant say-so in their decision of putting their children up ... [more]

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