Birthmothers

Legacy of an Adopted Child

Once there were two women who never knew each other. One you do not remember the other you call mother. Two different lives shaped to make your one One became your guiding star, the other became your sun. The first gave you life and the second taught you to live it. The first gave you…

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Love the Birth Mom

I heard a quote this week that really struck a chord with me: “We are all just one circumstance away from really bad situations.” It made me think, on many levels. It’s true for me. And probably true for you. And definitely true for the birthmothers we work with. Adoption brings a child born to…

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Deciding Between Adoption or Abortion

Many women find themselves faced with unplanned pregnancies. When a woman is faced with the decision to have her baby and offer him/her up for adoption or choose abortion, this difficult decision is met with turmoil, uncertainty and a sense of overwhelming loneliness. The reasons these women should consider placing their child up for adoption…

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20-Percent of Teen Births are Repeats

Statistics show that in the U.S., teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 who give birth, nearly 20-percent are not first time parents. The state with the highest rate of repeat teen births is Texas at 22-percent, though reports do show that more teen moms are beginning to use birth control. For example, New…

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Teen Pregnancy: Abortion Alternatives

The first thought that goes through a woman’s mind when she may be pregnant with an unplanned pregnancy is panic and anxiety. There are a number of options for teens facing this upward battle and Heart to Heart Adoption offers valuable advice. First, confirm the pregnancy. A number of clinics offer free pregnancy tests. There…

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