Birth Mothers' Thoughts

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An Openly Adopted Child's Legacy

Once there were two expectant mothers. One carried and cared for you beneath her beating heart She became your Birthmother. The other carried the hope of you within her. She became your ... [more]

He Sang to Me

From deep inside, he sang to me, a tiny voice, barely there. The flutterings of butterfly wings assure me of his existence. I knew I could not keep him once he came into this world, but I s... [more]


How many times have I heard the word "choose" in this sense? That I CHOSE not to Parent a child of my womb. That I CHOSE not to Love a piece of my Soul. That I CHOSE not to hear h... [more]


Adoption seems so simple, and yet it causes so much pain inside It can bring so much joy, but snatches away a birthmother's pride It gives a child a family, While it loses another It ... [more]


his story (the boy) had a marvelous second chapter (the first having been lost to the mists of) time befriended him and they adopted the boy he grew. they loved, he loved the man (once the... [more]

A Turning Night

Growing belly, growing fear Pressure within, pressure without Joined together one lonely year A thousand prayers, incessant doubt Social choices made this day Social changes mock my strife O... [more]

A Poem

These things are beautiful beyond belief: The pleasant weakness that comes after pain. The radiant greenness that comes after rain. The deepened faith that follows grief. And the awakening t... [more]

All I Have Missed

At times I feel selfish when I sit and cry and think about the time and blessings that have passed me by. I didn't get to experience a bit of the love you forever this love I have runs deep... [more]

Birth Mothers Innocence

I gave them life. I gave them love. May they forgive me for giving them up. Adoption is not a bad word. But still this birth mother's cries go unheard. They fall upon deaf ears, Even after a... [more]

By the Grace of God

What is it that we truly need in our endeavors Of adoption? What do we need, spiritually, and Emotionally to survive the trials we go through? Endurance, understanding, hope, faith, and Pat... [more]


She loves me, she loves me not Hair tied up in a little French knot I imagined the kisses her mommy gave ...And in thought I kissed her that very same way Did she have a pudgy angel's f... [more]

Fairy Tales

I find my mind slipping back, to when I was young,I thought and free, I still believed in fairy tales, and black and white dichotomy. I bought the whole sweet story of the perfect fam... [more]

I Can See

I can see traces of my grandma in his face. I can see her sweetness in his smile. I can see her up in heaven smiling, knowing, that he will learn of her legacy & sweetness. supporting... [more]

Labors of Love

I have stories of labor and pain, The ice chips and a forced natural birth. Stretch marks in places insane, Every one of them a mark of worth. I can tell you about transition, And pushing... [more]

Sands of Time

Within the private sands of time She drifted away Little by little Day by day She combed for answers On California beaches Her heart was longing Seeking peace Such escape from reality Lef... [more]

My Child, Their Child

This is my child, Yet she is not mine- My flesh and blood, but their sweat and tears- She caries my genes, Yet will be shaped by their personalities- She lives strong in my heart, bu... [more]

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