While there may be some common reasons for choosing adoption, every birth mother has her own unique adoption story. Expectant mothers considering adoption are making a loving choice for their child and a difficult one for themselves.
There are those who see that pregnancy test come up positive and their hearts sink. She may be a teenager, still in school, dreaming of going to college. She may be a mom who is having trouble supporting the children she has. She may have an addiction issue or be in an unhealthy relationship. Whatever the adoption story, every expectant mother is special and deserves to be treated with kindness and respect.
Here are some African American and bi-racial birth mother stories that will touch your heart and show you that you are not alone.
Tamira was 17 and had just broken up with her boyfriend when she found out she was pregnant...
She was a senior in high school and had already applied to colleges and was hoping to attend in the fall when she found out she was pregnant. Feeling lost and alone, she looked up unwanted pregnancy online, and that is where she found African American Adoptions. Now, seven months later, Tamira has given birth, and a wonderful African American couple has adopted her baby. She is attending university and gets updates on the baby often.
Kara was terrified to find out she was pregnant...
Being a single mom and struggling to keep up with her two year old and four year old, she knew the birth father was not going to be of any help. How was she going to care for and feed another child? Her friend suggested she look into adoption. At first, she thought, “How could I give up my baby?” but then she thought, “How can I raise this baby?” She was thrilled to learn that even after she placed her baby for adoption, she could get updates, and the family was even open to letting her kids know their sister.
Cassie called from the hospital just after giving birth...
We have found that every birth mother has her own dream of the family she would like to raise her child. You may hope for the adoptive parents to have a certain faith, have other children or not, live by the ocean, or in a big city. Some expectant mothers would like a single mother to raise her child. There are times when a birth mother has certain ideas about what she wants but then sees a profile and something just clicks and she can see that adoptive couple raising her child. Take a look at our adoptive parents hoping to adopt. Keep your heart and mind open, and the adoptive parents meant to adopt your baby will show up.
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