From Infertility To Adoption: How To Move On

This guest post is by Sophie Yang, an infertility specialist.

The stages of grief and acceptance people go through while undergoing infertility treatment can help you move to adoption with an open heart and mind if the infertility treatment doesn’t work.

The time spent working through the stages of infertility helps you decide where your priorities are.

If being a parent is the most important thing to you then if your fertility journey ends without a baby you’ve worked through most of your feeling about having a biological child and are ready to start your adoption journey with an open heart. Continue reading

How I Found The Right Adoptive Parents For My Baby

This guest post is by Amanda Dodson, a birthmother

On July 2nd, 2016 I found out I was pregnant. I was by myself in a Walgreens bathroom.

I called my best friend at the time and she told me everything would be okay and she’s there for me.

I was terrified to tell my parents because they had said if I got pregnant I couldn’t live there anymore.

I told my sister on July 4th and she wasn’t as mad as I thought she’d be. She just told me I needed to figure out what I’m going to do.

Two weeks later I told my mom and my dad two weeks after that. They both were disappointed.

When I told the father, he said he wanted nothing to do with me or the baby ever. His exact words were “I will never love it or meet it.”

How could someone you once thought could be “the One” say those words to you? It hurt so bad. Continue reading