Adoption Romance and the Subtle and Pervasive Influence We Are All Subjected To

When us "older" birthmoms try to tell pregnant women, who are planning on giving up their babies, that they have fallen for the coercion of the industry, we are often faced with opposition. Whether that industry is agencies, attorneys, or the media, in general, they all seem to parrot the same types of statements. "I'm … Continue reading Adoption Romance and the Subtle and Pervasive Influence We Are All Subjected To

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Guilt, Coercion, Threats – A New Mom Changes Her Mind – SOS In Action

UPDATE: Almost $1100 was raised for Clara in less than 24 hours! You are all amazing!! As some of you may know, we are in the process of legitimizing our grassroots organization called Saving Our Sisters (SOS). The goal of SOS is to help vulnerable women avoid adoption relinquishment. Over the past couple of years … Continue reading Guilt, Coercion, Threats – A New Mom Changes Her Mind – SOS In Action

Sibling Grief In Adoption

"I never know what to say when someone asks me how many brothers or sisters I have." This came out of my 12-year-old's mouth while I was driving the other day. There was no warning for a statement such as this. No conversation that I can think of that brought it on. We were listening … Continue reading Sibling Grief In Adoption

The Revocation Period

Today we had a new mother come to our group looking for help.  She lives in Kansas, signed away her rights to her newborn baby that she delivered yesterday (yes yesterday) and immediately regretted it.  Let's talk about revocation. Revocation of Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) varies widely from state to state. Each state has … Continue reading The Revocation Period