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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.
After a difficult visit with my birth son, I realized the commitment to him was strong enough to weather life's ups and downs.
An adoptive mother prepares to become a birth grandmother.
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.
Compiling a scrapbook for the son he's never known, a father confronts his grief.
After 26 years, I thought 'happily ever after' was about to begin.
It wasn't until the birth of my daughter that I realized my son's mother was his adoptive mother.
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?
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.
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.
Is the term 'birth mother' an example of appropriate, positive language — or an offensive and demeaning label?
Biological fathers get short shrift in fairy tales and real life. But their exclusion can have legal and emotional consequences.
Treat birth family as if they were extended family members: your child will benefit.
Kathleen Silber answers a question from a woman who placed a birth child for adoption years ago, and wonders how and when to tell her family.