Birth Parent Stories

“If you’re considering adoption as a possibility, wow, the first steps are pretty overwhelming. I remember looking in the Yellow Pages and finding over 70 listings for adoption agencies. The good news is that you don’t have to do this on your own. It’s okay to ask for help, and the people at Adoption Options WILL help you. Give yourself a break and go talk to a counselor-nobody is going to pressure you to make a decision, but you can get the kind of compassionate information that will help you make the best choice for you. Give these nice people a call and get yourself some relief-the hardest part is not knowing and not knowing where to go to ask. Adoption Options is such an incredible place. I feel so unbelievably fortunate to have found the perfect people to help me place my little girl with a wonderful couple-and now, since we have decided on open adoption, I get to watch this amazing new family together. I have such huge love and respect for the staff at this agency who have helped me every step of the way in adjusting to this unexpected journey.” - ELLEN, 39-YEAR-OLD BIRTH MOTHER

“I realized that if I wanted to give her the best, I should make sure she gets more that parents who exist only for financial support. Working multiple jobs, each would leave little time for her and that’s not fair. I wouldn’t say it’s been easy and I doubt it will get easier, but I can live with that. I know first-hand ‘What’s easy isn’t always right, and what’s right isn’t always easy.” - MICHELLE, 18-YEAR-OLD BIRTH MOTHER

“Coming from the birthmother’s standpoint, I couldn’t have asked for more out of an agency. The people at Adoption Options are caring, understanding individuals with the best of intentions. Don’t get me wrong - this is not an easy step to take, but with the help and support that I was shown (and am still seeing); I am a lot more comfortable with my decision. I also know that any time I need anything or have any questions about anything, all I have to do is make a phone call and I will have the answers.” - BECKY, 25-YEAR-OLD BIRTH MOTHER

“I loved her the moment I laid eyes on her and it was in that instant I knew adoption was the best choice for both of us. I was unable to give her the things she needed both financially and emotionally. Adoption has allowed her to grow and explore the world in a stable and loving environment. Through open adoption I have been blessed with the opportunity to watch her grow into a beautiful child who fills my heart with happiness and peace.” - KATIE, 22-YEAR-OLD BIRTH MOTHER

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Learn more about becoming a birth parent to an adoptive family. If you’re pregnant you can connect confidentially with one of our birth parent support staff to discuss all of your options for FREE 24/7.

JJ was in the foster care system for 6 years, 3 homes, and one failed adoption before Adoption Options and her permanent family came into the story.

We truly are ALL adoption. Listen to families, birth parents, kids, caseworkers, and more as they describe what adoption means to them.

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