I don’t think anyone can understand the emotions one goes through when signing the relinquishment papers.
When the priest asked all of the mothers to stand up, I did. But I also remember the ones who can’t.
What’s the proper etiquette to acknowledge a birthmother on Mother’s Day?
Birthmother’s Day means I will take a moment out of my day to not only grieve but celebrate my role in my birth daughter’s life.
I do not need my own day of celebration.
As a friend and a family member, sometimes the best gift you can give to a woman who has lost is the permission to grieve.
I learned a lot in our own adoptions, some of it the hard way. I want to prevent prospective adoptive parents from experiencing some of what I and others had to go through.
Dealing with challenges is part of our journey as hopeful adoptive parents.
Hopeful parents on our site share how COVID-19 has impacted their adoption plans and how they’ve worked around it.
No matter how scared you are–or unsure you are—go for it.