Birth Parent Stories 2017-11-13T04:17:16+00:00

Birth Mother Stories

Here is a selection of stories from birth mothers talking about their experience with AAI. To read the full story, click on the birth mother’s names and a story will open in a new window.

Lily’s Story

In October I began to consider adoption. It was the only solution I could see that could spare this child from a dysfunctional situation. The father continued to inform [...]

Tracy’s Story

I was a dancer, and I had just gotten a divorce. I met this guy through a friend of a friend at work. We hadn’t been dating a long [...]

Mary’s Story

I never thought I was pregnant. My cycle has always been really irregular, and I didn’t think anything of it when I missed my period. I noticed some physical [...]

Jenny’s Story

I first found out I was pregnant when I was about three months along. The father wasn’t much interested, and so I decided I wanted to give the baby [...]

Jennifer’s Story: The Professional

Growing up I always looked up to the “professional” people of the working world. That’s who I wanted to be. I strived to become the person that worked in an [...]

Hanna’s Story: The Stranger

To myself, I’m the activist. I work on campaigns, traveling around the country, telling my “personal story.” That’s what we call it. In Texas, I tell my story in the [...]

Ilene’s Story: The Empty Nester

A panel of birth mothers recently shared how their views of themselves changed after placement. This is Ilene’s story. My name is Ilene. I am 48 years old. I have raised [...]

Amber’s Story: I Am ME.

A panel of birth mothers recently shared how their views of themselves changed after placement. This is Amber's story. There’s a stigma that people put on women when we have placed [...]

A Birth Mother’s Poem to Her Newborn Son

Birth mother Tamara Robertson recently shared this poem she wrote after the birth of her son, which does an amazing job of capturing both the grief and beauty of her [...]