I Am In An Open Adoption

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 38 People

    I Was Only 15

    I got pregnant when I was 15, no one knew I was pregnant until my mom asked me 1 month before my son was born.  1 month after I turned 16 my son was born and I gave him up for adoption.  I am in an open adoption with him, I talk to his adoptive family and have recently...
    trapdnsomthnreal trapdnsomthnreal
    Oct 12, 2008

    My Blessings From God!

    I am an adoptive mom and our story is nothing short of God's work! After my husband and I got married we immediately started trying to have a baby.  After six months of trying and an ovulation test later we found out we were pregnant with our first child.  My pregnancy with my...
    fulton02 fulton02
    1 Response May 3, 2011

    I Am An Adoptee & Adoptive Mom

    And so proud of it. I was adopted in my family. I always knew my mentally ill birthmother. We had a very sweet relationship.  Just as I was helping my teen girls finish high school, my son came into my life. He is biologically a distant cousin. His little brother will be born in...
    adopteekjt adopteekjt
    Aug 19, 2011

    I Am a Product of An Open Adoption

    Seventeen years ago, I was put up for adoption by my birth mother and father. Both of whom, could have raised me, but thought they were "doing what was right". My birth father already had a two year old son he was taking care of. I have been in contact with my birth...
    crescentmoon3 crescentmoon3
    1 Response Mar 4, 2009

    A Birthmothers Story...

    I am a birthmother. I am 18 years old and also a military wife, I constantly think about my daughter and how she is doing and if she is going to grow up to like me and so on. I have thoughts running through my head day/night. it is sooo exaughsting. i have a really weird feeling...
    tesslakmarie tesslakmarie
    1 Response May 24, 2011

    This Will Never Work and You Will Be Sorry!

    That was the comment I heard most often when adopting my daughter from her 17 year old birthmother who insisted the adoption remain open.  "This will end bad for you, she will just come one day and take her back and you will loose her."  Fear, intimidation...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jul 30, 2009

    I'm a birth mother in an open adoption

    that occurred almost a year ago now. When I got pregnant, I was very recently out of an abusive relationship and high more often then not. The birth father was a friend I was living with at the time who has since either gone to prison or psychiatric care for his own issues...
    KandiKS KandiKS
    26-30, F
    Apr 30, 2015

    i am a birth mother in an open adoption.

    my daughter is 14 years old and brilliant. I was 16 when I found out I was pregnant, although her father and I tried we couldn't keep it together.. he got violent and I left..4 months along i found myself homeless. I made every single doctors appt and ultra sound.found a job and...
    puddleoftears puddleoftears
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 4, 2015

    I Put My Son Up Through An Open Adoption

    I's a female who has had two sons who are now and 14 and 16 years old. My oldest was also adopted but it was what I still call a Closed Forced Adoption. My youngest I put up for adoption due to my mental health that was brought on from not getting the right help dealing with my...
    bilow72 bilow72
    41-45, F
    Oct 13, 2008

    I'm The Child In An Open Adoption.

    I strongly believe that open adoption is not a good idea. As being a product of an open adoption, I believe that I have insight that a lot of people have never thought about before. I was adopted before birth by a suburban family. My birth mother was seventeen years old when she...
    bessieness bessieness
    4 Responses Jun 29, 2011
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