Following years of infertility, miscarriage and a failed placement, they wanted to celebrate their open adoption news in a special way.
So with Lacy holding their newborn and Banks armed with a camera, they filmed the heartbreaking moment when they made a surprise visit to their family and friends to introduce their little girl for the first time. Continue reading →
I found out I was pregnant with my fourth child at one of the hardest points in my life. I was struggling to keep a roof over my children’s head, let alone clothes on their back and food in their stomach.
On top of that, my second son was diagnosed with severe autism and was so severely developmentally delayed that I hardly had time for my two other children, not to mention a newborn.
I was so lost, confused and overwhelmed. I had my IUD in—how could I have gotten pregnant again? I knew I wasn’t ready or capable of handling another child, but abortion wasn’t an option.
So I laid my options out in front of me and talked to my fiancé, who is the father to all my children, and told him what we were going to do.
Because he is half native American, I was scared to tell anyone we were even considering adoption because in his culture adoption was considered a crime.
But I knew I couldn’t possibly raise another child. So I went ahead and contacted an adoption agency and set up a meeting to see what it would be like to place my baby. Continue reading →
This guest post is by Ashley Mitchell, a birthmother and owner of Big Tough Girl.™
I placed a son for adoption 10 years ago.It truly has been a decade of discovery.
As I sit here and reflect over everything I have learned, everything I have overcome and everything that I have survived I am constantly amazed at how much my life has changed since the day I walked out of the hospital not just as a mother but as a birth mother.
When that identity shifted my entire world shifted and it has been a choice that I replay over and over, and one that I continue continue to make over and over for the rest of my life.