A Birthmom’s Insight in Open Adoption

Written by our 13 year old son’s birthmom. Here is a birthmom’s insight on open adoption. Please help share this so other women who may be contemplating adoption can get an inside look to an open adoption!

Brittany with Ryan after placing him for adoption.
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What Do All Foster Babies Need?

Security for Foster Babies

Taking in foster babies can be a difficult transition for both foster parent and baby. It is extremely important to understand what kind of homes these babies have come from and what you need to be sure to address, both medically and emotionally, based on their specific situation. One thing that ALL foster babies need is to feel secure and loved.

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A Scary “New Normal” for Foster Children

A Scary “New Normal” for Foster Children

Have you ever thought about what life is like for a foster child? Here they have been taken from their parents, placed with perfect strangers, given a new bed to sleep in, and so much more. Putting your self in their shoes helps put things into perspective.

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Adopting a Child of a Different Race

Children Adopted Into a Family of a Different Race

This world is a little mixed up right now. In some places, racism has seemingly decreased but in other areas, not so much. Back in 1955, racial segregation was at its peak when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus. Life didn’t change as quickly for African Americans as it should have but it did BEGIN to change their lives for the better. Despite all these changes, there is still SO much racial hate in America. Raising a child of another race (whether they are Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic, etc) also brings its own challenges.

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Hard Moments While Being a Foster Mom

Difficult Moments of a Foster Mom 

I really do love being a foster mom. Sometimes, I have to convince myself how much I love it but those are typically in the hard moments that I face. Most would say that giving a child back is a hard moment. It is… but the day in and day out moments often are what hurts my heart most. One particular time that always seems to be the most heart wrenching.

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