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Adoption Quotes

 "A Birthmother puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart"
-Skye Hardwick

" If you love some one unconditionally and with your whole heart, than you will do what is best for them not you."
-Talitha, Birth Mother (placed twice)

" It is not hard to know what is best, it is just hard to overcome all of the emotions involved."
-Haley, American Adoptions Birth Mother

"You are making another family extremely happy and you may not even realize it. I knew it, but it wasn't until I saw the three of them together that next morning that I realized all their dreams had come true and it was thanks to me and my sacrifice for them. Keep that in mind when you make your choice if you can't give the baby the love or life that you wish you could, there is a family here that can."
-Lona, American Adoptions Birth Mother

"Before I got pregnant I was on a downward spiral and now I have no where to go but up, and the sky is the limit. "
-Mary, American Adoptions Birth Mother

"A mother's love for her child is like no other love. To be able to put that feeling aside because you want the best for your child is the most unselfish thing I know."
-Natasha, American Adoptions Birth Mother

"I made the decision to do this because I felt in my heart that this was the right thing to do and knew I could make someone else have a wonderful gift from God, the same way that I was to my mom, a precious gift."
-Christina, American Adoptions Birth Mother

" I chose adoption for my baby not because I didn’t want her but because I love her."
-Sandra, American Adoptions Birth Mother

"This choice was the hardest but best choice I will ever have to make. I know it was the most unselfish thing I could have done."
-Angel, American Adoptions Birth Mother

" I know that everything happens for a reason. I was placed in this situation for someone to be blessed with the miracle of a child."
-Teka, American Adoptions Birth Mother

"The only way for me to get through my sorrow was to see their joy. And still today it gets me through. If you can find comfort and peace with your decision, you’ll not only get a second chance to life but your baby will too."
-Sara, American Adoptions Birth Mother

"While I will always have questions, I will never have doubts."
-Jennifer, American Adoptions Birth Mother

"This experience has opened many doors for my future."
-Autumn, American Adoptions Birth Mother and Birth Mother Scholarship Recipient

" I take it one day at a time."
-Silvija, American Adoptions Birth Mother

" It was a wonderful feeling to be able to complete a couple’s family."
-Tiffeny, American Adoptions Birth Mother

"It was the hardest thing I've ever had to do, but I know in my heart it would have been much more difficult to try to provide for a child that I know I wasn't ready for."
-Ann, American Adoptions Birth Mother

"We hope she realizes that she filled a tremendous void in our lives and we will thank her for the rest of our lives ... She is truly a remarkable lady and will forever be a member of our family."
-Jerry and Lisa, American Adoptions Adoptive Family Regarding Their Daughter's Birth Mother

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is American Adoptions the right adoption agency choice for many birth mothers?

American Adoptions is one of the largest licensed adoption agencies in the United States. Each year, we work with thousands of women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and offer assistance to these women. Our large, caring staff is able to assist you seven days a week and provide you with one-on-one counseling about your pregnancy and available options.

You should choose an adoption agency where you feel completely comfortable with their services and staff. With American Adoptions, you will work with an Adoption Specialist who is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Adoption Specialist will be your advocate and will provide support and guidance as you create an adoption plan that is right for you.

How will the family tell my child about me and the adoption when my child is older?

Each family has their own style of introducing adoption to the child. When you are matched with an adoptive family, you can ask them this question. If you would like your Adoption Specialist to discuss it for you, just let her know. He or she can share your wishes or provide good ideas from other adoptive families.

You will also be able to share what you want your baby to know about you. You can complete a keepsake booklet to share hobbies, stories, photos of you and your family and a letter to your baby. The adoptive family can provide this to your child as he or she grows older. Be as creative as you like! Some birth mothers have even knitted a special blanket as a gift to their baby or given a similar symbol of their love.

The father of your baby can fill out the birth father's keepsake booklet or write a letter too. You may have other family members who would also like to share photos or a letter to the baby. This is your opportunity to pass on your and your family's love and to share your personality, history and reasons for choosing adoption. The adoptive family will treasure whatever information you provide and will share it with the baby at an appropriate age. In most adoptive homes, the word adoption is in the child's vocabulary early on, and adoption is celebrated in their lives.

Additional Resources

Teen Pregnancy - Information for Young Women

While not every woman who chooses adoption is a young mother, many are. Through adoption, many young women have found an ability to give their babies the best life possible, while finding the opportunity to realize their own dreams, as well. Call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION.

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Adoption Glossary

Do adoption terms and phrases leave you feeling confused? Learn the meaning to key adoption words and phrases with our comprehensive adoption glossary.

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