Placing a Child

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The Hardest Decision of My Life

Back on January 15, 2007, I became a young mother of my third beautiful angel. My sister and mother were present for her birth. One month later I had to make the hardest decision about leavi... [more]

A Wall Against the Pain

While adoption as it is today is not perfect, believe me when I tell you it has come a long way from the way it used to be. In a way, I envy the young birthmothers of today that they get th... [more]

Sharing A Wonderful Child

My daughter was born on August 24, 1998 and was placed with very loving adoptive parents whom I picked. I was 18 and in my first year of college when I got pregnant - my boyfriend didn't fe... [more]


This October, as my first daughter's 18th birthday drew near, I was reminded of the amazing ways God works in our lives. She has grown happy, healthy and strong, and though my heart aches t... [more]

No Coincidences

I firmly believe there are no coincidences in the situations we find ourselves in life. I have been given the privilege of experiencing adoption both as a birthmother and as an adoptive mot... [more]

Adoption: Right Choice

October 08, 2003 Imagine my son's delivery room. He has just been born, and our family is huddled together with the love and warmth and security that only a mother and father can provide. ... [more]

My Journey to Placement

When I was 16 years old, my boyfriend at the time and I found out that I was pregnant. We found out in February of that year (1994). We planned to be married the following June for a couple ... [more]

After Almost 23 Years, I Found Him

I am so happy I want to burst! Almost 24 years ago I was a young struggling 21-year-old girl who found out she was pregnant, the father the boy I had dated for 5 years and then (so I though... [more]

My Story as a Birthmother

I was 15 when I had my first child. Adoption and abortion were out of the question. I was young, but I had a lot of adult decisions coming my way. Well, 9 months later I finally had my beaut... [more]

One Child: A Poem

One child born to a mother One child raised by another One child wants love from another One child knows no other One child calls her Mom One child she names Tom One child fights... [more]

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