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Everybody Came Together

Although choosing adoption was hard for Mindi and her family, she is proud of her choice and feels that her family – and her son Miles’s family –  are stronger because of adoption. If you’re pregnant and considering adoption, take a minute to watch Mindi’s story and see how placing her son for adoption has …
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I Thank Her Each and Every Day

Christophe and Christopher seem like ordinary teen boys. They like to play basketball. They are active in their church youth group. They’re excited to go to college next year. But these two boys have an extraordinary story – they were placed for adoption at the age of seven. They feel that adoption has helped make …
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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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Our Surprising Miracle


by Kate S. Our dear Cecilia is the most surprising miracle in our lives. Less than three months after being approved as adoptive parents, our phone rang to tell us a baby girl was waiting for us. We chose the name in the 45 minute drive to the hospital, and we have acute memories of …
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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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