Adoption can be one of the most beautiful decisions you could ever make. It’s a selfless choice that prioritizes your baby’s well-being. Although there are many complex emotions that come with adoption, such as grief or guilt, many birth mothers have been in your shoes.
You’re not alone, and adoption can be one of the best things you can do to give your baby the life they deserve. To help you understand how rewarding adoption can be, we’ve compiled three stories from real birth mothers who have selflessly chosen adoption for their baby.
If you have any questions about the adoption process or the services we offer, contact us online now to get more free information. You can also call 1-800-ADOPTION to connect with one of our birth parent specialists.
3 Inspirational Adoption Stories from Real Birth Parents
1. Katie’s Adoption Story
Katie gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on September 17th, 2007. Being 21 at the time, she was already struggling to make ends meet. She didn’t have the support she needed at the time and knew she wanted her baby to have the best life possible.
“I wanted to get back in college, get a good job, and raise him the way I had been loved and taken care of. I couldn’t ask for any more help than I already had with friends, family, etc,” Katie said. “I was able to weigh the pros and cons of my situation and came to the conclusion that was best for me and my baby.”
She had been going to her OBGYN for a while, and it was time to decide what her plans were. Katie told her OBGYN that she had been contemplating adoption and was grateful for her response.
“To my amazement, she didn’t look down upon me at all; she actually suggested American Adoptions,” Katie said. “She gave me all kinds of paperwork that I immediately filled out. It wasn’t too long before I was receiving information about my adoption specialist and further explanations of the process.”
Katie’s specialist supported her every step of the way, and when it was time to choose a family, she immediately chose a family that she connected with.
“Just reading their brochure made me feel like I had known them my whole life, which made the process become easier than I expected,” Katie said. “I wanted my baby to have a mother and a father that gave unconditional love and support no matter what.”
When it was time for the arrival of her beautiful baby boy, Katie was filled with joy as she saw how loving the adoptive family was with her and her baby. They brought her a locket that had her baby’s tiny fingerprint in it. It was something Katie would never forget.
Although it wasn’t easy going home without her baby, being adopted was one thing that made the grieving process easier. She was able to look at her decision as one of her greatest accomplishments in life. Katie wanted her baby to have a chance at a good life, and she wouldn’t change a thing about her adoption journey.
“I have an open adoption, and the family sends monthly pictures of him for a year. They shoot off emails once a week and give me updates on him,” Katie said. “They are a very wonderful couple and now a very happy family. I am proud to have given them the gift of life they always wanted.”
2. Tonya’s Adoption Story
When Tonya first found out she was pregnant, she knew she had a difficult decision to make. After long talks with loved ones, she came to the decision that adoption may be the best choice for herself and her baby. She started out by reaching out to our agency to get more information. As Tonya learned more about the adoption process and browsed families, she knew this was the best route to take.
“I started looking through all of the profiles, and I came across one that I knew I’d love. They had previously adopted their son, and I think what turned me to them was the fact that I was having a girl,” Tonya said. “I’ve always wanted the “big brother” environment, and now I knew it was possible for my baby girl.”
When she spoke to the adoptive parents over the phone, she was confident that she was making the right decision. The family welcomed Tonya with open arms, and she knew they’d give her baby girl the best life possible. On April 25th, 2007, Tonya gave birth to Olivia, and it’s a day that she would never forget.
“When I handed my little girl over to her new mom, I didn’t have any second thoughts. I knew I was doing what was best for the both of us,” Tonya said. “After leaving the hospital, I had a few down moments, but I knew deep down that she was going to have so many opportunities in life that I couldn’t have provided.”
Tonya doesn’t regret going through the process and encourages any young woman not to overlook adoption because it could be one of the best choices you could ever make.
3. Kelly’s Adoption Story
As a mother of two, Kelly knew that bringing a third child into her family was unfair to the baby. When she contacted our agency, she was connected with a birth parent specialist who provided her comfort during one of the hardest times of her life.
“She called me when I needed her, was there when I cried and was also my backbone. I owe everything to her; she is an angel. Laurie sent me so many families to review, and I cried as I read the stories,” Kelly said. “There were so many families in need. And at that point, I knew my decision was the right one.”
One family stuck out to Kelly, and she knew this family was what any birth mother would want for their child. When it was time for the arrival of her baby, Ryan, they made her feel comfortable and supported the entire time.
“We talked about everything: sports, school, their family, my family. The look on their faces when they saw the baby for the first time was incredible,” Kelly said. “Shannon and Michael had this glow about them. You can’t explain it. I knew deep down inside that Ryan would have the family any little boy would dream of.”
When it was time for Kelly to leave the hospital, it was hard to leave her baby boy behind. But after seeing the happiness she was able to provide the adoptive family, Kelly felt proud of herself for giving them a chance to become parents.
“Pictures and letters from them have been sent, and every time I see them, I cry out of happiness for their new family,” Kelly said. “Ryan was born the day before my birthday, so April 21 will stick in my mind forever, but I will smile knowing that Shannon and Michael are a family now.” To learn more about the selfless journey of adoption or if you’re ready to begin the adoption process, then contact us online now or call 1-800-ADOPTION to get more free information now.