Birth mom stories

13 May 2014

#placed Guest Post

Submitted by Anonymous

Written by: Lindsey Mathis

People give up many things in life. I personally, have given up drinking soda, old clothes that no longer fit, free time, I gave up dating, and the list could go on and on. However, there is one thing that I did NOT give up. I never gave up my child! 

Before I entered the world of adoption, I had no idea what the correct terminology was. I am guilty of saying “gave up for adoption”, “giving up for adoption”, and “put up for adoption”, as I am sure many people are. Because we just don’t know!

While I was considering my options as a newly single and pregnant mom the term “gave up” never felt right with me. So, I started using “put up for adoption” it felt better, but it still didn’t sit well with me. 

24 Apr 2014

Who I am

Submitted by Anonymous

“There she is mom.” he blurts out. “Who buddy?”  I reply. “She’s right there mom.” as he’s running to the front door. “Buddy, stop. Who is it?”  I ask, as I reach for him. His eager reply… “It’s your little butterfly mom. She’s waiting for the bus.” Written by: Gina Crotts

18 Apr 2014

Ride the Wave

Submitted by Anonymous

Written by; Gina Crotts      I am in that space today of creating, writing and deep thinking. Many times this is a little bit of dark space for me and I have to be self aware to not linger in this space for too long. However, some of my greatest work and pieces have come from this space, so today I am embracing it and writing through the emotions I am experiencing.

17 Apr 2014

Family Support During Pregnancy

Submitted by Anonymous

Written by: Amanda Hadfield     I like to think that I'm not just one of the "lucky" ones who had a supportive family when it came to my decision to place my baby for adoption, but as time has gone on I've realized how incredibly blessed I really was (and am) to have the family I have and to have had their support behind me when I placed my baby into another families arms. 

15 Apr 2014

Support & Love

Submitted by Anonymous

Shortly after I found out I was pregnant I moved to Arizona to live with my brother. During the early stages of my pregnancy I needed to find confidence in my decision, no matter what that decision was, single parenting or adoption. I needed space, in those first few months, to dig deep inside of myself and what I truly felt was right. I remember an adoptive couple sent me their ‘profile’ in the mail when I first arrived in Arizona. I barely looked at it, I wasn’t ready. I wasn’t mentally prepared to face that fact yet. The discovery of becoming pregnant and then telling your parents/friends is so overwhelming. Once I had done so, I just needed some time to process everything that was happening. I was only nineteen years old.

14 Apr 2014

There Once

Submitted by Anonymous

By: Jessalynn Bills Speight


There once was a young girl

At the tender age of eighteen.

She found out she was pregnant

With Child? It was but a dream.

She woke up the next day,

Only to find out it was still true.

She had to tell her parents,

Oh what was she going to do?


She heard of the adoption option,

and decided to pursue it some more.

When the caseworker gave her information

It hit this girl to the core.

“Adoption is my choice”, she said.

“No doubt I am choosing what’s right,

It will hurt, it will wound, it will pain me so”,

Then she cried and she sobbed through the night.


A few short weeks later the girl sat on her floor,

11 Apr 2014

A Title to be Proud of

Submitted by Anonymous

Written by: Amanda Hadfield 

I am a Birth Mom.

I think it’s rather easy for all birth moms to find ourselves questioning, “but what role will I play?” when it comes to our birth children’s lives, after we place them for adoption. What will they call me? When will I see them? Will they understand who I am?

4 Apr 2014

There is Joy

Submitted by Anonymous

Written by: Amanda Hadfield 

I remember quite vividly the first moments after placing my birth daughter into her parent’s arms. I hugged her one last time, told them to take care of her for me, and left, not knowing if I’d ever see her again. My heart was broken that day.

30 Mar 2014

Getting to Know...

Submitted by Anonymous

Hi! I am Jessalynn! I placed 5.5 Years ago..and some change.

My favorite color is Yellow. I love food and trying new places to eat. I watch Food Network pretty much all the time. My celebrity crushes are Jimmy Fallon, Joseph Gordon Leavitt, and Jennifer Lawrence. I have 2 kids (Mina 2) (Evan 8mo), 2 dogs(Bofur and Heisenberg), A sexy stud of a husband who supports me through thick in thin. I was in the Army for 5 years. I am a Mormon. I study photography and history. Last but not least, I LOVE Birth Mother Baskets!

28 Mar 2014

What I had to Give was Enough...

Submitted by Anonymous

Written by: Amanda Hadfield It seems like for most birth moms, birthday time is the biggest trigger for emotions. I know for me life will seem like it’s smooth sailing and then January hits and I’m in a sea of emotions that I thought I had overcome. I really don’t know why, I don’t prepare myself for it better. I know her birthday is in February, I know it’s going to come every year but I seem to let myself get swallowed up in it over and over again.

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