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The word "birthmother" is becoming more frequently understood to mean a woman whose child has been placed for adoption; however, it is still widely used by many to mean a woman who is making an adoption plan, and has not yet relinquished her parental rights. Information on these pages is provided for both groups: women who are considering placing a child for adoption (pre-placement), and those who have placed (post-placement).

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Guest - 1 year ago
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I am a first time birth mother the part that is making this hard for me is I already have two kids. I'm not sure I'm doing the right thing. Please email me at xxxx if you have any advice or ideas or something... #1
Sarah Merkel - 5 months ago
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I need help... I am 26 and got pregnant at 19. I had a son that I named Eli and have been struggling for the past 6 years to raise him and take care of him all on my own. I wanted to put him up for adoption while I was pregnant but was told by my family that if I did so they would disown me. Since then, I have struggled, trying to get support from my family and the father of my son, and never received much of anything. Now that I am older I see that a major decision in my life was made based out of fear of being "disowned" by my family. I had hope when I had Eli that I would have support and would be able to take on the responsibility of being a mom. Now I just feel so overwhelmed all the time and wonder if I should do what I felt in my heart to do at the beginning and put him up for adoption... I also wonder if it is too late and I should just continue to press on. #2
Carol-Lynn Liddiard - 1 year ago
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I placed my daughter for adoption a year after she was born, the hardest decision of my life I am sure I will ever have to make and am looking for support groups in my area and it seems next to impossible to find. Communication over the internet for support is not the same as one on one interacting and talking face to face with others. There needs to be more for birth mothers and people should stop saying we gave our children away cause we didn't we gave them more, we gave them better!!! #3
Nstwaki - 3 months ago
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I want 2 place ma child 4 adoption m 4 months pregnant uneployed n I wnt 2 do wat best 4 ma child I need a family who will love n raise ma child as theirs #4
edna marie daigle - 7 months ago
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i placed my son up for adoption two days after his birth. I was raped and was afraid i may mistreat him and wanted for him to have a better life that i had had. I wanted for him a better life and education Not one day that i don't think of him. i gave up the love of my life please help me as i am getting older and i just want to know that he is ok i love him so much that my heart ache every moment of the day #5
Shantelle LeBlanc - 6 months ago
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Looking for birth parents. Adopted at birth through Catholic Diocese of Lafayette,Louisiana. My date of birth is 5/27/79. My birth mother wrote a letter which I assume she asked the agency pass on to my adoptive parents at their discretion; and they did. It was written on stationary and explained her reasoning for choosing adoption. She stated in the letter she would like to meet me one day. The social worker for my case informed my adoptive parents that my birth parents were married shortly after my adoption. If u can help me to locate them or a family member, please email xxxx #6
gloria j aguilar - 1 month ago
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My name is gloria.I put my duaghter upnfor adoption because of the other parent my kids other father wasent going to have to go threw the fact that she wasent his own.I no her name is camile..I can't remember the right date of her birth.so painful for me I fell into a deep depresion.she was supose to be in california but some how ended up in texas..in 1998 or 1999 is when she was born.silver spoons lie to me said it was going to be open adoption and its not after the research I've done.I only wish to have contact with her.I can't seem to get my life together due to the missing piece.her..I love you babygirl.. #7
Laura - 3 months ago
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I put my baby girl up for adoption. She was born 3-9-1976 at DePaul Hospital in Norfolk, VA. There was no way I could keep her. I lived in a 2 bedroom duplex with 4 siblings and parents. This was a private adoption and I thought it was through an attorney by the name of Howard Copeland. I would love to meet her. I know she will be 38 this year. I have so much to tell her and I want to hear about her life. Any help much appreciated. Thank you! #8
Crystal Renee Kemper - 3 months ago
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I gave my daughter up for adoption almost 18 years ago she was born in Gary In. At Gary methods hospital.she was born around the 5 of May i believe that was 1996 i named her Roshell Lynn kemper but her adopted parents changed her name to Nora she is a bye racial child i would like help to find her but don't no where to start #9
Janice - 4 weeks ago
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I'm a birth mother and found my son in 1995 when he 22 yrs. old. He's a fine young man and we have a good relationship. I spoke at 2 adoption classes between 95 and 97. Would like to get involved in another adoption support group, even get one started. I live in Anaheim, Ca. Is anyone interested in a support group? Please let me know if you're interested please. My e-mail is xxxx #10
joanne - 3 months ago
#16 Christie Lynn Whitman Klunder #11
MARCI - 3 months ago
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I WAS BUT UP FOR ADOPTION THE DAY IS WAS BORN.I AM 49 YEARS OLD AND HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR MY BIRTH MOTHER FOR A GOOD WHILE NOW. I KNOW I HAVE 2 HALF SISTERS OUT THERE SOME WERE THEY WERE 2 AND 4 AT THE TIME I WAS BORN. I WAS BORN JANUARY 4,1965 IN JACKSONVILLE,FL.MY NAME IS MARCI BUT I USE TO BE SPELLED MARCY NOT SURE WHO NAMED ME BUT AFTER I WAS ADOPTED THEY CHANGE THE Y TO I. #12
Lisa - 1 month ago
I was born 5-15-1960 in Indiana, adopted thru catholic charities of NW Indiana I am looking for Birth Mom or family if anyone has any info please call me at xxxxx thanks #13
Janet - 4 months ago
I am searching for my birth parents. Baby girl born in either Pittsburgh or Washington PA on June 27, 1964. I don't need anything at all other than to introduce my children to their biological grandparents. It would also be great to have medical records. #14
Jamye - 1 year ago
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New private group on Facebook for East Texas and DFW area called Birth Moms of DFW. Please join and/or share if you could benefit from support, love and prayer from birthmoms just like you. Everyone has a story and this group does not judge.m:) #15
christina barajas - 5 months ago
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I placed my daughter up for adoption 1995 she is 18 years old now, I get to reunite with her on thanksgiving day of 2013 it is going to be the best day of my life!!!!! #16
Krissy - 6 months ago
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Erika , I meant to click you a thumbs up, and I couldn't change it! I'm sorry. I pray you find her xo #17
Erica - 6 months ago
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my birth mom is Christie Lynn Whitman she was born on June 7 or 17 1980 if anyone knows her please let me know I am her daughter Erica Lynn Whitman mom if you see this please let me know I love you with all my heart I miss you so much I know you tried to care for me and I thank you for that #18
Nancy - 3 months ago
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I was shipped to relatives in 1974 to stay with relatives in endicott ney york to have my daughter who was born on march 9th right around noon.I got to see her once before the nuses decided it wasn't good for me to do that knowing that my family wanted her adopted out When my father passed away I was sure I would find the paper work but to my shock there was nothing kept. Now all I can do is pray that through the internet I MAY GET LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND YOU LOOKING FOR ME. #19
deana - 7 months ago
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02/14/79--baby boy was adopted out at Lafayette general...thru attorney..would very much like to find him....I believe he had dark curly hair... #20
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