Birth Parent Resources

Birth Parents

The following resources are designed to assist expectant parents or birth parents in their exploration of adoption:

  • Birth Parent Support Group in Hales Corners: (see website) Open to anyone who has placed a child for adoption recently or years ago.
  • BraveLove (https://www.bravelove.org/) provides information on adoption through education and strives to change negative perceptions of adoption.
  •  Amstel Life (http://amstel-life.blogspot.com/) is a blog written by Amy, a woman who placed her daughter for adoption at age 18 years and continues to have an open relationship with her daughter and the adoptive family more than 8 years later.
  • Birthmothers 4 Adoption (http://www.birthmothers4adoption.blogspot.com/) is a blog written by Jessalyn, a birth mother who placed her child for adoption.
  • Birthmom Buds (http://birthmombuds.com/)  provides peer counseling, support, encouragement, and friendship to birth moms as well as pregnant women considering adoption.
  • From The Heart blot (https://alicetellsall.blogspot.com/) follows the story of a birth mother who documents her feelings and experiences during her pregnancy and after placement.
  • On Your Feet Foundation (www.oyff.org) honors and values the choices birthparents have made to place their children for adoption, helps birth parents become self-sufficient, and provides support and community after placement.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway(www.childwelfare.gov) is a website that contains extensive information on adoption for both adoptive parents and birth parents.
  • Virtual Birth Parent Support Group-Eau Claire area. You can register for these Zoom support groups here.
  • Wisconsin Birth Parent Support Group Network-Facebook Group.  This is a private group where you can connect with other birth parents and counselors for support and discussion. Link to request membership in Facebook group here.