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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.

Protecting your child is true love.

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.

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.

Sounds like everyone is winning here.

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.

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.

We all have a past.

I got pregnant at 17 and had an open adoption. It's hard to tell people about this because I'm afraid they'll think I'm damaged goods.

Never judge a situation you aren't involved in.

I feel like adoption gets a bad name. I gave my first son up for adoption when he was just born. I was only 15. They thank me and the baby's father all the time. We have an open adoption.