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A Wonderful Life for My Son

birthmother and adopted son

by Jessica Washington, DC In the summer of 1996, shortly after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I went to Atlanta to work at the Summer Olympic Games. In August, I became pregnant. The birthfather and I were not in a serious relationship, and I did not feel we would develop …
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Delivered Birthmother

Michelle Thorne

At twenty I faced an unplanned pregnancy and a choice that would shape my life. In 2000, I had a baby boy, handed him to his parents, and walked away. After facing it head on, I wrote my story, Delivered: My Harrowing Journey as a Birthmother. Now, I do not grieve the loss as much …
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I’m a Birthmother and an Adoptive Mother

Nine years ago I got pregnant. Circumstances surrounding the pregnancy made me decide to place my baby girl for adoption. After giving birth to a beautiful baby, it was time to say good bye. Later, when my husband and I met,we talked about how adoption would be a way to expand our family. A couple …
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My Beautiful Son

Janelle and Kevin

I had just turned 18 when I found out I was pregnant. Although I was young and it was unexpected, I felt an unbelievable amount of love for my unborn child. My parents pushed for adoption, especially since I was adopted myself, but I dismissed the idea because of the overwhelming connection I felt with …
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A Baby Changes Everything

Finding out I was pregnant my senior year of high school was devastating. I did not want to believe it – it took three positive pregnancy tests to convince me that I was really pregnant. I had planned to go away to college in the fall, and I knew that having a baby would change …
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