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

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 […]

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The Different Types of Birth Mothers – Thoughts from a Birth Mother

Birth mothers are all unique — as are their personal situations, post-placement relationships and reasons for choosing adoption. Lindsay breaks down some of the common “kinds” of birth mothers you may encounter in your adoption journey.

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An Interview with the Founder of BirthMom Buds — Thoughts from a Birth Mother

Lindsay sits down with Corey Strickland, a birth mother and founder to BirthMom Buds, to learn more about her personal adoption story and the organization she started to support women like her.

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The 12 Days of Adoption Gratitude: Day 1 – My Child

There are many things birth mother Lindsay is grateful for in her adoption journey, but one stands out above everything else: her son whom she placed for adoption.

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The 12 Days of Adoption Gratitude: Day 2 – My Son’s Parents

Birth mother Lindsay will never forget the feeling she had when she knew in her heart that the adoptive couple she had chosen was the right one. She explains how she will always be grateful for them when thinking about her adoption journey.

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The 12 Days of Adoption Gratitude: Day 3 – My Open Adoption

Birth mother Lindsay reflects on an aspect of her adoption that she is grateful for year-round, but especially during Christmastime — her open adoption.

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The 12 Days of Adoption Gratitude: Day 4 – My Faith

Birth mother Lindsay explains how the Christmas season is an opportunity for birth mothers to face their faith with gratitude, no matter how great or small that belief may be.

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The 12 Days of Adoption Gratitude: Day 5 – My Adoption Attorney

Adoption attorneys are a crucial part of the adoption process for a birth mother, especially for birth mother Lindsay, who explains why she feels gratitude towards her adoption attorney.

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The 12 Days of Adoption Gratitude: Day 6 – My Son’s Birth Father

Whether a birth father is supportive, unsupportive, or unknown, a birth mother can find forgiveness and even gratitude for him in looking back on her adoption journey.

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The 12 Days of Adoption Gratitude: Day 7 – My Adoption Professional

During the Christmas season, a birth mother can choose to be grateful for everyone on her adoption path, including her adoption professionals.

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