Birth Moms are Good Moms

Every birthmother's story is different, but they all have one thing in common:
They are all GREAT MOMS!

If you are considering adoption we want you to know that you are not alone.  Women choose adoption for a number of reasons.  Read some of their stories and think about joining this sisterhood of amazing, selfless women.

Good Mom: Mom with two kids and a home in the background

She had 2 kids already...

When I found out I was pregnant, I felt very nervous. It was not expected. I felt very overwhelmed. My first thought was I was going to keep it. I never considered adoption, never thought that I could be so strong to do so. But after 20 weeks, I knew it was the right thing for me.
When I was looking at the families, it was very nerve-wracking for me. But the first one I read, I knew they were for me. I felt it. I felt comfortable, I felt like I already connected with them emotionally and that I had already known them. Everything changed from then on out. I was excited about it, I actually wanted to talk about it more. I didn’t feel like, “oh people are going to judge me.” Because, at that point, I didn’t care. I was so comfortable with it. She just had a lot of stuff that I would want in a mother, as I would want in myself if I was as stable as them. She fit everything to a T—staying home with the baby and being there for it. And she had kids of her own, so she knows how emotional it can be.
Good mom: Pregnant student reading a book in a library

A young student that just wasn't ready

I was 21, attending classes at a community college, and working full time as a server at a local restaurant. I was living between my alcoholic, bipolar mom in a small town in Illinois, and my boyfriend who lived with his parents near Iowa where I worked.
When I notified the father of our pregnancy, he first convinced me we should consider getting married and start a family. It seemed likely the father and I could make it work…until I discovered he was cheating on me! I was in a pretty tough spot. I reached out to my father. He ultimately agreed to fund the procedure but never followed through. By the time I realized my Dad wasn’t actually going to provide the financial support for the abortion, I was more than 14 weeks along. At 14 weeks an abortion costs exponentially more and would have been a far more invasive medical procedure. I was not ready for motherhood and that’s when I decided to pursue the path of adoption.
Baby is laughing a big laugh.

She was adopted!

I am adopted and know firsthand the gift of unconditional love. My adoptive parents are wonderful and helped show me true love in everything. I am most thankful for the process and the life it has given to me.
I knew the road after I gave my son up would be hard, but I knew I could do this part so my Son would have the opportunity to lead an incredible life that I could not give him. I have never felt discouraged in my decision. An unselfish decision on my part would actually help my birth Son to be a better person and thrive more because of that decision. And the family I chose, she couldn't have kids, so I was able to help create a family for a couple who wouldn't have had the opportunity without someone like me.

* These stories are from:, and Legacy Adoption Services

Be the hero of your own story.  Your brave sacrifice can be the beginning of something wonderful for you, your birth-child, and a family hoping and praying for the opportunity to raise a child.  Adoption is noble and we will stand with you.


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