Tag Archives: birth mother support

How to Recognize Red Flags in an Adoption Agency as a Birth Mother

  Deciding to create an adoption plan can be a very difficult and emotional decision, so you want to ensure that you are working with an adoption agency that has the best interests of both you and your child in mind. As you navigate this process, you will want to know your rights as a… (Read More)

Embracing a Birth Mother

I had little experience with birth mothers prior to adopting my own daughter and writing about adoption. It was then that I began to meet many, including friends who I hadn’t known had made an adoption plan for their child. I started reading more about the birth parent process, talking with and interviewing more birth… (Read More)

TED Talk Tuesday Presents: James Forbes: Compassion at the dinner table

Known as the preacher’s preacher, Rev. James Forbes is a spiritual leader with a charismatic style and radically progressive opinions. Join Rev. James Forbes at the dinner table of his Southern childhood, where his mother and father taught him what compassion really means day to day — sharing with those who need love.

Birth Parent Support Group Invitation

  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 ***… (Read More)

Birthmother Retreat

“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… (Read More)

Are you familiar with the Safe Haven Laws?

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… (Read More)

2014 OYFF Birthmom/Adoptive mom Retreat

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… (Read More)

A Birth mother seeks advice

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… (Read More)

The Experiences of Birthmothers

What are the emotional experiences of Birth mothers? Recently a national survey of 235 birth mothers conducted in 2011was conducted by On Your Feet Foundation (www.oyff.org) to illuminate the emotional experiences of women who have placed a child for adoption. Below are some excerpts from the study. The full study is expected to be published… (Read More)