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
Dear Aly's "Birthmom," This is how you are referred to in Aly and Josh Taylor's blog, but you are not "their" birthmom. You don't belong to them. You are Genevieve's first mother. You are also the mother to the little girl you just gave birth to. Please don't let anyone tell you any different. I … Continue reading Dear Aly’s “Birthmom”
Wow! I cannot even begin to express the gratitude that I feel for those who were able to help with the 3rd Annual SOS Sponsor a Saved Family for the Holidays this year. It truly was amazing what you all have done. This Christmas there were 12 families that we sponsored and 28 kids in … Continue reading 3rd Annual SOS Sponsor a Saved Family for the Holidays Thank You!
It's hard to believe, but the holidays are upon us! Saving Our Sisters has helped dozens of families stay together over the last 4 years. Helping mothers preserve their holiday traditions, by passing them on to their children, is just one blessing that SOS has been able to provide. Which, is to say the least, … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season – An SOS Call To Action
**Names have been changed to protect the identity of parties involved** Sometimes it is not adoption agencies that we have to fight against. Sometimes our emergencies are because of people who are supposed to support, encourage, and protect us - family members. When Lindsey, who is 19, gave birth to her child 3 days ago, … Continue reading SOS Alert: Family in Need; Critical and Time Sensitive