Domestic Adoption Support Group founder, Jessica Bortz Schaap, took to Facebook today to address the screen shots I've been taking from groups with unethical admins and members. She put a "live video" call out asking all of her fans and followers to report the Facebook page that accompanies this blog, Musings of a Birthmom. She … Continue reading The Facebook Files: Domestic Adoption Support Group Admin, Jessica Bortz Schaap, Goes Facebook Live!
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
Yesterday and today, without warning, hundreds, maybe thousands, of prospective adoptive parents checked their email and found that the adoption agency they had been working with (see: paying) was no longer in business. Some were near the end of the adoption process and already have children in their homes and are just waiting on finalization, … Continue reading Independent Adoption Center Goes Belly Up Without Warning
We all know there is a huge debate in the adoption community about the ethics surrounding breastfeeding in adoptive mothers. Some have even gone so far as to call this practice child abuse. The reasons stated for this will not be the same reasons that I give, however, I understand the sentiment. I have more … Continue reading Dying To Breastfeed
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