Real-Life Stories from Birth Parents

People who work with Friends in Adoption are empowered.

Friends in Adoption (FIA) 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 FIA. The four different women below each made a different decision regarding their unplanned pregnancy … all with the support of FIA. The four birth fathers below also each had different experiences and found support through Friends in Adoption.

Elaine’s Story
“When I found out I was pregnant, I didn’t know what to do. I was already a single parent of two daughters . . .”

Sara’s Story
“I wasn’t ready to talk about my pregnancy with my family until I figured out what I wanted to do.”

Sue Anna’s Story
“Until you are faced with a challenge you won’t know for sure what road you’ll take.”

Holly’s Story
“I was 16 years old and worried about what my friends, family and small town community would think.”

Daryl’s Story
“I wanted more for my son than I was giving him.”

Dan’s Story
“My son is now a year old and I do think about him. I love him, but I knew what I had to do.”

Patrick’s Story
“I get to see my son every year at the FIA picnic and I get letters and pictures twice a year. “

Aaron’s Story
“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.”

Adoption Videos, True Adoption Stories
“Short movie: A real birthmother story Adoptive mom Lisa and birthmother Jessica have something in common: David, their son. In this video, both women share their experiences through Open Adoption.”


If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and reside in the United States, know that you are not alone. Friends in Adoption is here to help you weigh all your options. Call 1-800-982-3678 anytime or text us at 1-518-350-4581.

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