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.
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.
Birth mother Lindsay evaluates a research study conducted to learn about how time influences a birth mother’s satisfaction in her adoption decision.
Birth mother Lindsay discusses her fears about hosting a birth family reunion for her son and his parents — and the miraculous aftermath.
Lindsay, birth mother for eight years, acknowledges the long-term feelings of shame in choosing adoption, offering solutions to those complicated emotions.
Lindsay offers her advice for motivation during the tough times of a birth mother’s life — using music to inspire within.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Is Adoption a Trauma? What is trauma? Is adoption traumatic? Is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) inevitable for the woman who chooses adoption for her baby? Can you heal from choosing adoption? Is it possible to transition from life as a mother to a birth mother in a healthy way? How do birth mothers choose a […]