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14
Oct

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i choose to be a birth mother

The Choice Is and Always Will Be Yours

When the word got out I was 19 single and expecting, so many people wanted to share their opinions on what I should or shouldn’t do; whether it was to my face or behind my back. I felt pressure everywhere I turned: so many people either telling me how selfish I was for making the […]

23
Sep

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tam

“We Do Want Pics and Info, But We Really Want Is To Be Loved and Included and Remembered”

Thought of our wonderful birth mother, Tamra Hyde… “i sometimes hear adoptive parents, especially new ones, expressing concern and frustration about knowing how to navigate relationships with birthparents, especially when the 2 parties may find they are on different pages in regard to boundaries and expectations. i have observed a few things that seem pretty […]

19
Aug

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Foster Care Pic

There’s enough love to rescue children from foster care

This morning, 400,000 children woke up in America wondering, “Is today the day?” Which day? The day they might finally find a “Forever Family.” These 400,000 children are in the American foster care system. They may have entered the system a few weeks ago —or a few years ago. This may be their first foster home […]

09
Jul

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tamra

My Open Adoption

Written by Birth Parent, Tamra Hyde I sometimes hear adoptive parents, especially new ones, expressing concern and frustration about knowing how to navigate relationships with birthparents, especially when the 2 parties may find they are on different pages in regard to boundaries and expectations. I have observed a few things that seem pretty consistent to […]

05
Jun

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Annika

What an adoptive mother wants you to know about her child’s Birthmother

Post written by a Forever Bound Staff member- Today I heard the words “when people hear adoption they get curious and want to know details.” A birth mother once shared with me that a neighbor told her “you made a huge mistake by placing.” I’ve heard of adoptive parents being asked “do you think you […]

29
Mar

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gotcha day

Do you celebrate “Gotcha Day”?

Have you ever wanted to have two birthdays? Many adoptive couples choose to celebrate their child’s life two days of the year. An adopted child has a celebration for the day they came into this world AND the day they came into their adoptive family. Many call this the child’s “Gotcha Day”. An adoptive couple […]

20
Mar

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A Changed Life

“It’s not that I would have been a bad parent… I just knew it was the right thing”

In this 1 minute video Kristie shares the hard times and the joy of her journey in adoption. This video is titled ‘A Changed Life’. Isn’t it interesting that when our lives change it usually comes from a challenge and a joy? In adoption both the adoptive parents and the birth parents go through times […]