Birth Mother Adoption Stories

 

 

 

 

Birth Mother Adoption Stories

 

 

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.

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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...
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...
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...
Cassie called from the hospital just after giving birth…She was distraught. Her baby was born addicted, and child services was coming to take her baby to foster care. Having grown up in the system, Cassie knew this was not what she wanted for her daughter. One of our African American couples dropped everything and headed to the hospital. They were able to go home with their daughter without her ever being placed in a foster home. Four years later and Cassie is drug-free and working on a career. She gets monthly updates and knows her daughter is healthy and happy.
You can read these and even more adoption stories on our Birth Parents Seeking Families page.

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.

MaRay’s Adoption Story

One of the best ways hopeful adoptive parents can prepare for or be encouraged along their path to adoption is to learn from other adoption stories of parents who made it through the process.

In this webinar, African American adoptive mom, MaRay, shares the details of her decision to adopt as a single African American mother.

Finding Adoptive Parents for Your Child

Here are what some birth mothers are looking for in adoptive parents.

“I want my son to be in a loving and nurturing environment where he is given all the opportunities to learn and grow into the best person he can. I would like an open adoption to include eventual visits, but I understand there is a transition period to allow the child to bond.”

“I am hoping to find a multi-racial family that also has a big extended family! I really want my child to be involved in, included in big family functions with lots of aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. I am open to a married couple or single adoptive parent. I want the right family to value education, have financial stability, and to be go-getters. I feel I am not prepared to continue to parent my little one and believe adoption is the best option.”

“I am interested in placing my baby with an African American family who can provide the love and patience needed for a child to grow up successful.”

“I am looking for an African American couple to adopt my sweet son. I feel that now is the time to find a family who can offer my son a life that I am unable to provide. I want my son to be in a loving and nurturing environment where he is given all the opportunities to learn and grow into the best person he can. I would like an open adoption to include eventual visits, but I understand there is a transition period to allow the child to bond.”

Hear the adoption story of a African American birth mother.

Watch as Adrianne shares with us how she chose parents for her son, where this relationship is today and talks more about those who helped her along the way.

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