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Summer Reading 2015

Summer Reading 2015

Everyone touched by adoption should check out these powerful memoirs, by a birth mother and an adoptee.

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“Snowfall, and the Silence of Pregnancy”

I frequently found myself on the defensive while pregnant, afraid of what people might say and how they might judge me. I felt judged enough, being single and pregnant.

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One birth mom describes her changing relationship with her birth son.

“An Evolving Relationship”

After a difficult visit with my birth son, I realized the commitment to him was strong enough to weather life's ups and downs.

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A birth parent perspective on open adoption

“Promises the Adoptive Parents Kept”

The time I spent alone with my newborn daughter meant a lot. But the fact that she has grown up knowing me has meant the world.

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Choosing adoption was the right choice for this birth mother

“How I Discovered the Meaning of Motherhood”

It wasn't until the birth of my daughter that I realized my son's mother was his adoptive mother.

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“Our Kids Are All Right”: Birth Siblings in Open Adoption

Was moving from a semi-open adoption to a fully open one, with visits, the right decision for my birth son and for the daughter I was raising?

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A birth parent perspective on an adoption

“Finding Peace with My Adoption Plan”

As a birth mother, my path to adoption was full of conflicting feelings. But at the moment my son was born — when two women came together in the same instant to love him — I felt at peace.

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A birth grandmother with her extended family.

“Meeting the Parents Who Would Adopt My Grandchild”

My daughter "gave up" nothing when she became a birth mother. She lovingly placed her precious baby girl in the arms of parents who would prove eager to embrace us all.

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