An Adoptee’s Perspective – Erika’s Story

We have been celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month in November! Three beautiful videos were shown at our recent Fall Gala. In honor of National Adoption Awareness month we are sharing them with you. Here is the first one featuring Erika, who is grateful to her birth mother for the difficult choices she made. https://vimeo.com/301754712

An Adoptee’s Perspective – Erika’s Story 2018-11-20T14:03:44+00:00

Amanda’s Story

At the young age of 21 I found out I was pregnant with my first child. My second child arrived when I was 23, and the third at age 25. Only a year later, I had my fourth. I was with the same boyfriend for the first and second child, but after the birth of my second, my boyfriend and I broke up. I started [...]

Amanda’s Story 2018-10-18T12:04:43+00:00

Annie’s Adoption Story

About five years ago, I found myself in a very painful separation from my husband. During that time of pain and rebelliousness, I became pregnant. I thought it was a cruel punishment. I was already in a state of bewilderment and hurt from the separation, but a pregnancy was almost surreal. I already had three children and a stepson I was raising. At the time [...]

Annie’s Adoption Story 2018-05-31T16:47:51+00:00

Erin’s Adoption Story

When I found out I was pregnant I was 18 years old. It was my first semester in college, and the birthfather and I had been together for about six months. It came as a complete shock to me. I always thought I would be the last person to become pregnant. What a wake-up call. My boyfriend and I weren’t ready to get married, and [...]

Erin’s Adoption Story 2018-02-28T12:41:41+00:00

Melinda’s Adoption Story – I Chose Open Adoption

“I chose open adoption”. “My mom got mad at me, adoption is something we just don't do in our family”. Listen as this birth mother shares her story of making an adoption plan and watching her family come together to support her decision. Within Melinda’s family they are known for adopting people in but when she decided to make an adoption plan for her baby [...]

Melinda’s Adoption Story – I Chose Open Adoption 2017-12-27T14:00:29+00:00

Dianne’s Adoption Story

My name is Dianne. I’m 39 years old. I can’t remember a time in my life when I was more confused or more afraid than when I found out I was pregnant. I chose to release my baby for adoption. I had so much support during and even after my unplanned pregnancy. I was surprised to learn that, as the birth parent, I was able [...]

Dianne’s Adoption Story 2017-10-12T15:22:15+00:00

Nikki’s Adoption Story

Dear Prospective Birth Parent, Thank you for your interest in adoption and for choosing life for your unborn child instead of abortion. My name is Nikki, and at age 18 I became pregnant as a result of a sexual assault. Because of the rape, I felt that I could not parent this child, so I looked into planning adoption at the suggestion of my counselor. [...]

Nikki’s Adoption Story 2017-08-11T10:50:08+00:00

Ganai’s Adoption Story

I decided to plan adoption for my child to give him something I couldn’t provide: my full attention. The love for him I have is free and bountiful. Yes, I would have been able to scrape together food, clothes and shelter for him, but in the end my full attention would not have been there for him. The three children I have now and myself [...]

Ganai’s Adoption Story 2017-06-29T12:29:11+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Jessica

When I was 16, I was hanging out with the wrong crowd, and I started to make bad choices. Before long, I found out I was pregnant. I had already broken up with the father of the baby, and I knew I didn’t want to get back with him just because I was facing an unplanned pregnancy. The truth is, I didn’t know what to [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Jessica 2017-06-12T17:38:59+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Brook

At 17, I felt desperate to be in a serious relationship. When I faced an unplanned pregnancy, I knew I needed to get out of the relationship with the father because I realized my unborn baby would need a more safe and stable environment. I considered all my options, and really felt that adoption was the best thing I could do for my baby. Miah [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Brook 2017-06-12T17:39:04+00:00