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Why I Would Choose an Open Adoption Plan [Advice from a Birth Mom]

Laura is a wife, mom, and birth mom. She shares her story to inspire and educate anyone touched by adoption.

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Adoptive Parents: Near or Far? — Thoughts from a Birth Mother

A prospective birth mother can choose a waiting family in her state or an adoptive family who lives out of state, depending on where she wants her baby to grow up. Birth mother Lindsay discusses the pros and cons of each option.

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How to Know Adoptive Parents are “The Ones” — Thoughts from a Birth Mother

Fairy tales can come true for any prospective birth mother looking for the perfect adoptive family — for her child and for herself. Learn how to find your perfect adoptive family match here.

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Time Heals All Wounds, Except Choosing Adoption — Thoughts from a Birth Mother

Birth mother Lindsay evaluates a research study conducted to learn about how time influences a birth mother’s satisfaction in her adoption decision.

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8 Years After Adoption, A Birth Family Reunion — Thoughts from a Birth Mother

Birth mother Lindsay discusses her fears about hosting a birth family reunion for her son and his parents — and the miraculous aftermath.

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Dealing with Birth Mother Shame — Thoughts from a Birth Mother

Lindsay, birth mother for eight years, acknowledges the long-term feelings of shame in choosing adoption, offering solutions to those complicated emotions.

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5 Musical Meditations for Birth Mother Empowerment — Thoughts from a Birth Mother

Lindsay offers her advice for motivation during the tough times of a birth mother’s life — using music to inspire within.

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Celebrating Birth Mother's Day — Thoughts from a Birth Mother

Lindsay explains how birth mothers can celebrate this special day by themselves, with their birth children or even with supportive friends and family members. The decision is always up to you.

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Adoption and Trauma: One Birth Mother's Opinion — Part Three

Healing from Adoption Trauma and PTSD In the first two parts of this article series, I defined trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and offered examples from my personal life to show that choosing adoption does not mean that a birth mother is guaranteed to suffer trauma. Here’s what I want you to know: The […]

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Adoption and Trauma: One Birth Mother's Opinion — Part Two

Adoption and a PTSD Diagnosis In Part 1 of this article series, I offered a definition of trauma and explained how a traumatic event is a perception of that occurrence. The conclusion that I arrived at was that adoption is not a guaranteed traumatic event. While there may be a grief process after placement, that […]

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