A Birthmother’s Reflection: Sabrina

I had only been going out with the birth father for a couple of months when I discovered I was pregnant. At the time, I was twenty-five and already the mother of two children, one of which has special needs. I knew that I was not financially or emotionally able or ready to parent another child, and I began to wonder what my other children [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Sabrina 2017-06-12T17:42:22+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Connie

I was forty-two years old when I found out I was pregnant. Divorced with four children, I was living paycheck to paycheck with my teenage daughter in a small two bedroom apartment. I had a low paying job and no health insurance. When I took an at-home pregnancy test and it came out positive, I thought it had to be wrong. The next day I [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Connie 2017-06-12T17:42:27+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Kristina

I chose adoption for my daughters when I was twenty-three. I was raised by a single mother who was an alcoholic. She fancied abusive relationships, and moving was like breathing for us. She died in a car accident when I was seventeen; the drunk driver that killed her was herself. With no family to speak of, I soon was headed in the same direction. To [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Kristina 2017-06-12T17:42:33+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Ashley

At the beginning of my sophomore year in college, I was headed down a dangerous path. I had my own apartment, I could drink and go out partying whenever I wanted, and I had a boyfriend from my hometown who wasn’t going down the right path. An A student in high school, my grade point average soon shot down to a 1.9. That semester, I [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Ashley 2017-06-12T17:41:29+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Sarah

I was 23 and already had one child when I found out I was pregnant again. I was in shock. I must have taken four or five tests just to be sure. I didn’t want to disappoint my family and friends, and I was terrified they would disown me. I was afraid because I didn’t know how I was going to handle raising another baby. [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Sarah 2017-06-12T17:42:42+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Jennifer

I was seventeen and still in my senior year of high school when I found out I was pregnant. At first, I was scared and I didn’t know what I was going to do. I was dating the father of my child, but we broke up soon after I discovered I was pregnant. I knew he wouldn’t be in the picture anymore. I didn’t want [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Jennifer 2017-06-12T17:42:48+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Emily

When I found out I was pregnant, I was twenty years old, living at home, and unemployed. An unplanned pregnancy was the last thing that I ever thought would happen to me, and I must have taken six pregnancy tests to be sure. I didn’t tell my parents right away because I knew that they would be upset with me, and I thought it would [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Emily 2017-06-12T17:42:55+00:00

Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 1: Katie: In a Moment the World Stops

Katie turned slowly to look in the mirror, her sparkling blue-green eyes reflecting the worry she felt all day as she tried hard to focus on enjoying time with her little boy. Unable to shake the nagging worry as evening approached, she called her boyfriend to watch her 14 month old son Ryder as he played while she left to go to WalMart. There was [...]

Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 1: Katie: In a Moment the World Stops 2017-06-12T15:10:06+00:00

Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 2: Nikki and Adam Puzzle Pieces

Nikki and Adam, Pieces of the Puzzle. What an amazing day! thought Nikki as she started to fix dinner for her family. The fall weather was crisp and cool and after an inspirational Church service and visiting family, the children were playing outside “helping” Adam to rake leaves. Nikki felt a joyfulness fill her heart as she listened to their laughter echoing through the open [...]

Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 2: Nikki and Adam Puzzle Pieces 2017-06-12T15:09:02+00:00

Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 3: Katie: Choices & Decisions

Katie sat on her couch, looking at the folders she had laid on the coffee table. Was she really about to do this? She walked over to the kitchen counter, and looked out the window.The sun was shining, cars were driving by and life for the rest of the world was moving steadily into the daily grind. Life was going on, while she was making [...]

Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 3: Katie: Choices & Decisions 2017-06-12T15:07:47+00:00
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