Birth Parents Resources

Choosing an Adoption Agency

Chuck Johnson gives you tips & questions to ask adoption agencies!  Written by Chuck Johnson of the National Council for Adoption -August 2014 I am always struck by how much adoption has changed since the 1980s, when I first began working as an intern at an adoption agency. At that time, most prospective adoptive families would have chosen to use a local agency to adopt a child....

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SECOND ANNUAL NATIONAL ADOPTION CONFERENCE

On November 15, 2014 United For Adoption will be sponsoring its second annual National Conference. The conference will be held at the Salt Lake Community Library in downtown Salt Lake City. We invite you to attend. Come join other adoptive couples, prospective adoptive couples, expectant parents, birth parents, adoptees and all those who support adoption on the day. We plan to have a very worthwhile...

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My Open Adoption

Written by Birth Parent, Tamra Hyde I sometimes hear adoptive parents, especially new ones, expressing concern and frustration about knowing how to navigate relationships with birthparents, especially when the 2 parties may find they are on different pages in regard to boundaries and expectations. I have observed a few things that seem pretty consistent to most open adoptions– Birth parents who feel confident and secure in the relationship...

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Why Does Agency Adoption Cost So Much More?

Have you heard or asked the question… “Why does agency adoption cost so much more than private adoption?”. Each agency gives different answers. Although some agencies, like Forever Bound, try to provide the most effective service for least amount in cost it’s very important to see all the reasons why an agency costs more. Understanding what is involved in pursuing adoption and the cost is vital....

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What an adoptive mother wants you to know about her child’s Birthmother

Post written by a Forever Bound Staff member-   Today I heard the words "when people hear adoption they get curious and want to know details." A birth mother once shared with me that a neighbor told her "you made a huge mistake by placing." I've heard of adoptive parents being asked "do you think you could ever love someone else's child as much as your own."...

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Discovering my Inner Strength

Every adoption story is different. For some birth mothers, adoption is the most obvious option, while others spend a lot of time searching and pondering. For me, adoption was more obvious, but it was still the most difficult decision I will ever make. However, my life has been greatly blessed because of this decision. When I found that I was pregnant, I was in shock and...

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Happy Birth Mothers Day!

Each year a special day comes that that is unknown to many. This day is called Birth Mothers Day. It is celebrated the day before Mothers Day. Birth Mothers Day was started in 1990 by a woman from Seattle, Washington named Mary Jean Wolch-Marsh. For Birth Mothers: Today is your day. It's a day to honor yourself and remember your strength. Although this day may be difficult, and...

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Thoughts of a Birth Mother

Regardless of whether you are a birth mother, an adoptive parent, an adoptee, or a neighbor of someone who adopted. All can gain insight from the touching blog, "I'll Love You For Always". The blogger is from Arizona, she is a single mom, a student, and she is a birth mother. This birth mother placed her baby boy, Benjamin (aka “B”), 11 months ago for adoption....

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