Friends in Adoption supports full reproductive choice and believes that each woman/couple should feel free to make the best decision for themselves and for their child. The links below share real-life stories from women and men who have worked with Friends in Adoption. The four different women below each made a different decision regarding their unplanned pregnancy … all with the support of Friends in Adoption. The four birth fathers below also each had different experiences and found support through Friends in Adoption.
Birth Parent Stories
In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, Friends in Adoption is sharing adoption stories during the month of November, with the goal of informing and educating the general public. Friends in Adoption believes that placing a child for adoption is a selfless act of love. We are committed to promoting inclusiveness, celebrating the uniqueness of… Read More
I get to see my son every year at the Friends in Adoption picnic and I get letters and pictures twice a year.
I wanted more for my son than I was giving him.
My son is now a year old and I do think about him. I love him, but I knew what I had to do.
I was adopted through the foster care system and mistakenly thought that a private agency was the same as the state. I was so wrong.
I was 16 years old and worried about what my friends, family and small town community would think.
Until you are faced with a challenge you won’t know for sure what road you’ll take.
I wasn’t ready to talk about my pregnancy with my family until I figured out what I wanted to do.
When I found out I was pregnant, I didn’t know what to do. I was already a single parent of two daughters.
Patty told us everything about what Friends in Adoption stood for and about how things would go. She told us about open adoption — I had no idea what it was, but when I found out, I was all for it. Going through a teen pregnancy was definitely one of the hardest things I have had to go through, but I believe everything happens for a reason.