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Birth Moms Tell All: This Is What It's Like To Have An Open Adoption
Giving up your child for adoption is one of the hardest decisions any mother can make. Instincts will tell you raise the baby that you've carried for 9 months in your belly. Taking care of a child is more than just motherly instincts though. Not every pregnant woman is in the ideal situation to give a baby the best life possible. Adoption allows another family to step in to raise and love a baby. Open adoption keeps the door open between the birth mother and the child. Updates, visits and hopefully a bond are typically included in this type of adoption. These birth moms get real about their feelings on their open adoption. These confessions are both uplifting and heartbreaking.

Letting go can be so hard.

1
I wish I hadn't asked for an open adoption. 

Seeing my daughter happy with another family really makes me upset.

Protecting your child is true love.

2
Bio mom here: we have an open adoption in case she has questions later. I gave her up because her dad was abusive, not because I didn't want her. She deserves answers when she is ready.

True love.

3
I hope my son never feels he needs to choose. We have an open adoption. He knows who I am and he knows why. He has an AMAZING life with a beautiful family. Im grateful they gave him what I couldn't.

Some journeys are far more emotional than others.

4

I did open adoption and it seemed like the best way to help me heal at the time, but now I just want to run away and forget about the pain.

Sounds like everyone is winning here.

5
I haven't abandoned my son. We have an open adoption and I see him quite often. He tells everyone I'm his birth mom. I've never missed holidays or birthdays & I've made almost all his games.

The universe always has a plan.

6
I put a baby up for open adoption when I was young. It was hard, but definitely the best choice I could have made in my situation. Now I'm 30 with 2 little ones of my own and no regrets.
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