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Birthparents' Voices



Articles from Adoptive Families' archives

"A Lasting Relationship," by Brenda Romanchik
Treat birthfamily as if they were extended family members: your child will benefit.

"A Delicate Balance," by Lynn Franklin
Eight years after reconnecting with her son, a birthmother explores her place in his life.

"Dear Andy," by Warren Florence
Compiling a scrapbook for the son he's never known, a father confronts his grief.

"The Day I Gave My Heart Away," by Anonymous
A birthmother shares her feelings and thoughts about making an adoption plan for her child.

"Letters from the Heart," by Sharon Roberts
Sometimes I read the warm, loving letters my birthdaughter's parents send and feel almost incapable of responding. But I always do.

"How I Discovered the Meaning of Motherhood," by Jennifer Davidson
It wasn’t until my daughter was born that I finally understood what my son’s mom had known all along: that the role of his mother belonged to no one else but her.


Recommended books from the Adoptive Families bookstore

A Birthparent’s Book of Memories, by Brenda Romanchik
Adoption Lifebooks—With So Many How-to’s, How Do You Choose?


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