Dear Birth Parent,
This is a time when you are facing important decisions about whether to parent your child or not. We at A Family in Bloom Adoption do not presume to know what is best for you or want to pressure you into something that is not in your heart. If adoption is something you are considering, we are available to meet with you to talk through the different options, and help you decide what is truly right at this point in your life. This counseling is provided at no cost, in a location that is comfortable for you.
If you decide that adoption is the right thing for you and your child, we can match you with an adoptive family. Today you can make choices from the beginning about who should adopt your child and what kind of relationship you might want with your designated adoptive family.
There appears to be a genuine lack of resources and literature for birth parents. If it is helpful for you to learn more about adoption from those who have placed a child themselves, please see the list of resources below.
If you would like to talk with someone at A Family in Bloom Adoption, you can reach us at (303) 516-9827 or, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Best wishes on your path, wherever it takes you.
A Family in Bloom Adoption
Resources for Birth Parents
- Dear Birthmother by Kathleen Silber and Phyllis Speedlin
A guide to the open adoption process including actual letters between adoptive parents, birth parents, and children.
- Restorative Grief: A Guide to Healing from Adoption by Cynthia Christensen
A Coloradan birth mother herself, Christensen shares how her faith in God led to healing and acceptance of the decision to place her first child.
A list of blogs for birth mothers for support and informational purposes.
- The Third Choice: A Woman’s Guide to Placing a Child for Adoption, Second Edition, by Leslie Foge and Gail Mosconi
A comprehensive guide about adoption for birth parents.
- I Chose This Day: Mournings and Miracles of Adoption by Sharon Fieker
A true and personal account of the author meeting her grown-up biological daughter.
“You were finally here, my little butterfly. And no matter how hard it is, I must say goodbye. So open your wings and don’t be afraid to fly. Fly away to a new life. Where opportunities are at every door. And my love around every corner.”
— Gina Crotts
A Family in Bloom was not only perfect for finding a family for my baby, but was family to me through the entire process. – Samantha
Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us and so many others. – Veronica
Your agency gave me options and believed in me! – Jennie
* birthparent real names not used