Healing Hearts Support Group

Healing Hearts is a private Facebook group that was created to Honor and Support Birth Mothers during all stages of the placement journey. Our goal is to offer encouragement, knowledge, education and pre and post placement support services to any expectant parent or birth parent who may be struggling or who wants to feel like a part of a community. If you have the heart to share your story and support others through their journey, then we would love for you to join us!

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Birth Mothers' Experiences

Every adoption experience is unique, and every Birth Mother is as well. Each story includes pain, joy, fear, stress, confusion, uncertainty, and so much love. Hear and watch birth mothers talk about their thoughts, experiences, joys and pains. And come back later, as we will continue to add videos to this area. If you’re a birth mother and would like to share your experience, please contact us through the link in the header.

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Birth Mother Blogs

The Birthmother Experience: Finding Out I'm Pregnant & Taking the First Step

I was 19 when I found out I was pregnant. I felt like my entire life was crashing down around me. I felt shame, anxiety, worry, and so many more emotions all at once. This was never a part of the plan. The birthfather was unsupportive and chose not to be a part of my pregnancy. My family was extremely disappointed in me…

Adoption Network Birth Mother Blogs
Lifetime Healing Adoption Blog

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Books

Sometimes the support you need is simply to understand where others are in their journey, to hear their stories, or to even journal your own. Here we list diaries, journals, autobiographies, essays and stories related to being birth mother and placing child for adoption.

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Birth Mother Scholarships

Adoption Network is committed to honoring and Supporting Birth Mothers. As a part of our ongoing efforts, every autumn we offer a scholarship to one birth mother who is interested in pursuing higher education. For more information and how to apply, click here.

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Giving

Giving

Do you have a heart for Birth Mothers? Here's how you can help support them on their journey to healing. Your tax-free donation will help send them to retreats, fund scholarships, and pay for counseling.

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Recovery Centers (by state)

Recovery Centers

Are you looking for a place to regroup, clean up and start over? Select one of the links below for lists of recovery centers near you.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
American Addiction Centers, Inc.
Rehab Center
Free Rehab Center
211 Resource Page

 

Women's Shelters (by state)

Women's Shelters

Looking for a safe place to stay during pregnancy? Click a link below to find one near you.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Women's Shelters
Covenant House
Lotus House Shelters

 

Counseling

Talking about it with a trained professional can help. Find a counselor who specializes in adoption here.

Anne Belden
Jennifer Bliss, PsyD, LCSW
Ivy Davis Zolle
Christina LaMonica
Lindy Johnson

 

Holistic Healing

Holistic Healing is the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just symptoms. Here are some ideas to help you to heal and take care of yourself.

Holistic Healing Information

Connecting

Connecting

Support often comes in the form of communities and people who have had experiences similar to your own. Through the links below, you can find a safe place to meet others and share your thoughts and ideas.

On Your Feet Foundation
Life After Placement
Lifetime Healing Foundation

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