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Whose Needs Define What Is "Optimal" For An Adoption?

Marcy Axness and Michael Trout disccus the conditions that are "optimal" for an adoption, particularly in the relationship between the birthmother and adoptive parents.... [more]

What We Wish We Had Known

The thoughts of a mother and dauighter, who was an older child when adopted. They share some experiences and the lessons that they have learned.... [more]

Frozen Emotions

A poem written by a birthmother about the emotions surrounding placing her daughter for adoption.... [more]

Social Workers, Not Adoptive Parents, Should Provide Post-Adoption Support to Birthparents

Views on the support for birthparents after adoption.... [more]

Waiting for Amy

When a young woman carries a child within her, nine months seems like a long time to wait for something so precious and so wonderful as a baby.... [more]

Grandparent Story

The perspective of a grandmother who's daughter gave her baby up for adoption and how blessings were brought into the lives of another family.... [more]

How To Forgive

A betrayal is when someone has done something you didn't expect them to do and you feel they have violated your relationship contract. Forgiving is letting go of your pain and anger.... [more]

Because There Were "Better Parents"

A mother give up her son to so-called better parents. She tries to contact him throughout the years but the adopted parents will have nothing to do with the birthmother.... [more]

Search and Reunion

Birthmother's Day

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Clark (PA / 15 / M)
Clark is a friendly and energetic young man who enjoys staying physically fit. In his free time, he enjoys working out and is determined to accomplish the skill of doing a push-up... [more]
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Family of 3 looking to grow! Open adoption became a part of our lives in 2010 with the birth of our son. We understand the courage and inner strength it takes to consider... [more]
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