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
*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
The vision of Saving Our Sisters, founded by Lynn Johansenn, that has garnered overwhelming support from the adoption community, is coming to fruition with the help of Concerned United Birthparents (otherwise known as "CUB"). I am happy to say that, as of today, Saving Our Sisters (otherwise known as "SOS") is officially partnering with CUB. I am … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Concerned United Birthparents Partners with Saving Our Sisters
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
In the adoption community, from birthmoms, adoptive parents, and even the occasional adoptee I often hear statements about adoption being the "destiny" for the adopted child. Some of these statements include, but, of course, are not limited to: "I knew from the first time I met them (adoptive parents) they were meant to be -insert … Continue reading It Was Meant To Be – Using Religion to Justify Adoption
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