To Preserve & Protect: When the Family Preservation Movement Catches On; Your Voices Have Been Heard

I know that when I first started speaking out in favor of family preservation I felt as if no one would get it, especially not people who adopted, never in a million years. Most other birthmoms didn't get it. The general public, at large, thinks adoption is beautiful because they've seen pictures and videos throughout … Continue reading To Preserve & Protect: When the Family Preservation Movement Catches On; Your Voices Have Been Heard

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How Reliable Is A Home Study? Amber Garrott / Amber Jo: Example Of Its Flaws

*Update: In a shameful attempt to disguise who she is, assumedly because of this blog post, Amber Garrott has changed her profile picture and name on Facebook. She is now "Amber Jo" and her profile can be found HERE.* When an expectant mother relinquishes her child for adoption she is assured that she is giving … Continue reading How Reliable Is A Home Study? Amber Garrott / Amber Jo: Example Of Its Flaws

Saints and Sinners

In the name of transparency for newsworthy events I bring you a case of an adoptive mother seeking out a birthmother via unsolicited messages and attempting to shame that birthmother and make her feel bad about herself. Tina Hammer is a natural and adoptive mother. According to an article published in the Burlington County Times Tina … Continue reading Saints and Sinners

“Baby Shopping” in Birthmom Support Groups

UPDATE: This is "Nicole and Mike's" reaction to Claudia's blog post. Classy people. I would DEFINITELY want them raising my child (note the sarcasm). Physical threats? They can BUY anything!!! Published by Musings of the Lame. Original post can be found here. By Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy “Proactively” Advertising  for “Your Birthmother” is Tacky and Exploitative … Continue reading “Baby Shopping” in Birthmom Support Groups