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

Double Blessing

Twins Christoph and Christopher are extremely grateful to know that their birth mother loved them so much that she made an adoption plan for them. “We thank her each and every day."  At seventeen years old, their birth mom was becoming a teen mom in a hard living situation. Christoph and Christopher recognize the sacrifice that their mother and father made when deciding to choose [...]

Double Blessing 2017-08-31T11:12:03+00:00

Honoring Birth Mother’s

There is a sisterhood among women who have made an adoption plan for their baby. There is a connection with one another that very few can understand. When a woman places her baby for adoption she may have the support from friends and family. But there is nothing like meeting and getting to know another birth mother who has walked that same path, cried those [...]

Honoring Birth Mother’s 2017-08-22T15:13:35+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

Surprise!

Life is filled with many surprises and the arrival of a new baby is always an unexpected one. But in the world of adoption, "surprise" takes on a whole new meaning. For those adopting domestically, there is often not much notice when that long awaited call comes from the agency. And, what better way to pass that on then to catch others unaware. Share the [...]

Surprise! 2017-07-27T11:07:02+00:00

Courage

Courage comes in many different forms. You can find courage on the battle field, courage fighting a grave illness, or courage raising a special needs child. But, rarely seen or talked about is the courage of a woman who has placed her baby with a family because she, for what ever reason, could not be a parent. Planning adoption for a baby is one of [...]

Courage 2017-07-27T11:07:52+00:00

The Gift of Life – Ryan’s Adoption Story

Ryan has never met his birth mother who put him up for adoption when she realized she faced an unplanned pregnancy. Now 30 years old, Ryan was placed with his adoptive family as a baby.  Ryan shares his feelings not only about his adoption, but the admiration he feels for his birth mother. He eloquently shares how grateful he is that she chose adoption instead [...]

The Gift of Life – Ryan’s Adoption Story 2017-07-03T22:38:11+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

Preparing Your Hospital Plan

One of the most important responsibility for Adoption Associates pregnancy counselors are to help pregnant women plan for their hospital experience. This is a very important time and work through many questions with birth mothers prior to delivery: Who do you want to be in the labor and delivery room with you?  Do you want the family who is adopting your baby to be in the room? Do you want to see [...]

Preparing Your Hospital Plan 2017-05-09T22:36:11+00:00

Questions to Ask Yourself when Selecting an Adoptive Family for your Child

When I close my eyes what do I envision the best family for my child to look like? Every birth mom has a family picture in her mind of what she thinks the perfect family for her unborn child will look like, do for a living, and how they will raise her child. Be honest about what you think they are like, which ideals are [...]

Questions to Ask Yourself when Selecting an Adoptive Family for your Child 2017-02-24T00:20:23+00:00
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