Tag Archives: Birthmothers

  Birth Parent Support Group Monday, November 9th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: LSS OFFICE 647 W. Virginia St. Milwaukee *** Please join them for a chance to meet other birth parents Enjoy a safe place to share your story Gain support and encouragement! Please RSVP to Carrie by 11/6/15 @ 414-539-5425  carrie.pedersen@lsswis.org *** […]

“Always in My Heart: Remembering a Birthmother’s Love” Catholic Charities is hosting a FREE Birthmother Retreat this spring! If you are a birthmother or know a birthmother that would benefit from attending this retreat, please complete the attached registration form! May 2, 2015 8:30 am – 3:00 pm Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells RSVP by April […]

Since1999, many states have enacted safe haven laws to encourage mothers in crisis to safely relinquish their babies to designated agencies where they will be safe until a permanent home can be found. These laws typically allow a parent to remain anonymous and be protected from abandonment charges.  To date, all 50 states, the District […]

Adoption is all about “hurry up and wait”. First you submit your application. Wait. Complete your home study and adoptive parent profile. Wait. Start being shown to expectant women or foster care caseworker. Wait. (and sometime wait and wait some more)   See more here  

Have you ever wondered how to approach the topic of your child’s birth parents? Would you like to have an open dialogue with your child about this topic?  Has your child ever asked difficult questions about their birth parents? Creating a Family has developed a list of books that can be used to talk to […]

For prospective adoptive parents hoping to meet a birth mother, few situations are more anxiety-inducing than their first encounter. Here are some questions to ask — and some to avoid — along with insight as to what she’s thinking.   The first meeting or phone call with an expectant mother considering adoption will be one […]

At home in Lisbon, a gay couple invited friends over to a birthday celebration, and at the end of the evening shared a surprise — an ultrasound image of their baby, moving around in the belly of a woman in Pennsylvania being paid to carry their child. “Everyone was shocked, and asked everything about how we […]

Registration is now open for the On Your Feet Foundation Birthmom/Adoptive mom Fall retreat! September 19-21, 2014 in Michigan City, Indiana OYFF is proud to sponsor a unique retreat for Birthmoms and Adoptive moms! In 2013 we had 7 “teams” of birth/adoptive moms come together to learn from one another and grow together as a […]

Navigating the arena of open adoption can be difficult for all sides of the adoption triad.  How much contact is good?  Will it confuse the child? How do you explain the relationship of everyone involved? These are just some of the questions that adoptive parents and birth parents have regarding open adoption.  There are many […]