Just tonight my 10 year old son said, “So why did you adopt me and Silvanie?” This quiet voice from across the room asked the profound question once again. In the middle of me helping his sister with homework, Bernard’s thoughts were not on spelling or math, but on his adoption and his native land […]
I was just an average baby in all ways but, the day I was placed in my adoptive mother’s arms, by my birth mother, I was the world’s most amazing boy! At three days old, my life changed directions in a way I could not comprehend in my infancy. My parents raised me in a […]
My name is Jess Urban – wife, mother to a rambunctious 2-year old daughter – Adalynn Zoe, and birthmother to my first born daughter- Celine “Zoe” Grace, age 12. My journey to motherhood has not been an easy one. I had the opportunity to become a mother at the tender age of 17. However, I […]
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 […]
Here is a great video sponsored by Forever Bound Adoption with Tamra Hyde on her experience placing her son for adoption.
Our family photo when trying to adopt #3. In 2005, my husband and I pushed full steam ahead on adopting a 3rd time and were approved on April 6th. Our first two adoptions came about because of being proactive. Our efforts were put forth and then the Lord blessed our efforts and created miracles. We […]
I remember the moment I became a Mom. At placement the case worker asked me if I was ready to be a Mom. I couldn’t even get the words out of my mouth so I just nodded yes with tears streaming down my face. I stood up and walked over to a very emotional, courageous, […]
The word Birthmother doesn’t mean much to just the normal person on the street. To me it has a significant meaning. Sometimes I say that I was just an instrument in God’s hands to deliver a child to a family who could not have their own. I am truly blessed to be a Birthmother; it […]