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I think the most important thing to know about living the life of a birthmother is that it is never over. It comes in and settles on our skins and we can never wash it out. Forever stained and continuously affected in ways we never dreamed. And no one can tell us how it feels, or prepare us for what it feels. There are so many things I never knew about being a birthmother until after I let adoption into my life and then it was too late.
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Fewer foreign children available for Utah families to adopt

In the 15 years since she launched an adoption agency, Kathy Kaiser has placed more than 1,000 children from foreign countries with loving families in the United States.
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David Correy hopes to find birth mother on “The X Factor” audition by singing Bruno Mars song

David Correy hopes to find birth mother on “The X Factor” audition by singing Bruno Mars song | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
Performing Bruno Mars' single "Just The Way You Are," David Correy blew the judges away on last night's episode of "The X Factor" and given his track record of overcoming obstacles, proved that if you want something enough, you will … Continue reading...
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[Birth Mother,] First Mother Forum: Telling the family, and the world: I am a First Mother

[Birth Mother,] First Mother Forum: Telling the family, and the world: I am a First Mother | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
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African adoption should be discouraged 'at all costs,' group says

African adoption should be discouraged 'at all costs,' group says. May 30, 2012. From CNN: …The bright-eyed baby is one of more than 35000 children sent from Africa in a surge of adoptions in the last eight years, according to adoption ...

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How social services are paid bonuses to snatch babies for adoption

How social services are paid bonuses to snatch babies for adoption | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
It is a heart-breakingly cruel system which is ripping families apart.

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Mission2Reunite: Searching for Birth Mother - Black Market Adoptions

Mission2Reunite: Searching for Birth Mother - Black Market Adoptions | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
Because of the law of supply and demand, and the demand for babies always seems to exceed the supply, there has been and probably always will be, a black market for babies. Couples get tired of the long wait for the ...

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Brian Stanton on AAC Adoption News and Views

Brian Stanton on AAC Adoption News and Views | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
We are excited to welcome Brian Stanton to AAC Adoption News and Views.

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Charlize Theron: The Adoption Process Was Difficult - Celebrity Baby Scoop

Charlize Theron: The Adoption Process Was Difficult - Celebrity Baby Scoop | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukCharlize Theron: The Adoption Process Was DifficultCelebrity Baby ScoopI also never felt the biological clock ticking because I think I always knew that I wanted to adopt.

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Musings of the Lame: Life as a Birthmother: Adoption Services Associates Goes Bad, Abrazo Adoption Associates Does Good

Musings of the Lame: Life as a Birthmother: Adoption Services Associates Goes Bad, Abrazo Adoption Associates Does Good | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
Abrazo Adoption Associates has recognized this problem and is trying to help the birthparents of Adoption Services Associates of San Antonio, Texas...
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How can first mothers talk to those who want to adopt?

How can first mothers talk to those who want to adopt? | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
Dear FMF: I am the anonymous poster who is the daughter of a very damaged adoptee. I am from Utah and I chose to parent as a single teen based on my mother's experience as an adoptee. I feel very confident discouraging ...
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Forced adoptions 'the other stolen generation', says Bacchus Marsh dad - Melton Weekly

Forced adoptions 'the other stolen generation', says Bacchus Marsh dadMelton WeeklyAssociation of Relinquishing Mothers secretary Jo Fraser said the move was welcome.
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[Birth Mother,] First Mother Forum: Akin, GOP to women: We are in ...

[Birth Mother,] First Mother Forum: Akin, GOP to women: We are in ... | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
... and I made the incalculable error to relinquish her for adoption, and live to rue that day. My desire to have kept her turned me into a passionate supporter of open records for all--adoptees and natural mothers--and someone ...
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Coercion in Adoption Counseling | Adoption Voices Magazine

Adoption is seen as a decision, a wise choice; made by selfless mothers, for the good of others, for the betterment of her child. We place our babies for adoption. In adoption counseling, we work on making our adoption plans.
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State government apology on forced adoptions cold comfort to adoptee Melissa Daly

State government apology on forced adoptions cold comfort to adoptee Melissa Daly | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
FOR Melissa Daly of The Entrance, a government apology to victims of the forced adoption was cold comfort.
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Adoption and children in state care across England: get the data

Adoption and children in state care across England: get the data | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
How have the numbers and rates of adoption and local authority care in England changed since 2011?
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» Stress Increases Risk of Mental, Physical Illness by Altering Genes - Psych Central News

» Stress Increases Risk of Mental, Physical Illness by Altering Genes - Psych Central News | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
Psychological stress may increase the risk of mental and physical illness by altering the control of genes, according to a new study by researchers at the...

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Black market for babies thrive due to high price and demand - Malaysia Star

Black market for babies thrive due to high price and demand - Malaysia Star | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
Black market for babies thrive due to high price and demandMalaysia StarKUALA LUMPUR: Lucrative price and demand are among the factors baby sales in the black market are still going on.

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China: Black Market Babies - Pulitzer Center

China: Black Market Babies - Pulitzer Center | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
This spring, the business magazine Caixin made headlines around the world when it uncovered corruption at Chinese adoption agencies involving children stolen from their families in Hunan Province and sold for steep ...

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Woman 'sold' in black market baby adoption reunited with her birth mother 34 years later

Woman 'sold' in black market baby adoption reunited with her birth mother 34 years later | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
Sara Hudson was snatched from the arms of her birth mother, Kathleen Rhodes, in a Long Island parking lot by Brooklyn lawyer and rabbi Seymour Fenichel in 1976.

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This article was a touching story. I enjoyed reading this and it informed me about Black Market Adoption. I was taught how babies can just be taken by hand with lawyers that illegally helped. This informed me and brought tears to my eyes.
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Adoption: The Lost Mothers: The Ultimate Sacrifice

Adoption: The Lost Mothers: The Ultimate Sacrifice | BirthMothers | Scoop.it

Lost her on that day I walked out of the hospital with empty arms. When I believed I wasn’t good enough, worthy enough, for my own child. When everything I had believed and carried within me throughout my life became something that no longer mattered as I became THAT kind of woman. The kind who could give up her own flesh and blood.

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Musings of the Lame: Life as a Birthmother: What's Wrong With the Adoption Tax Credit?

Musings of the Lame: Life as a Birthmother: What's Wrong With the Adoption Tax Credit? | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
Please ask your Senators and Representative understand that HR 4373 and S 3616 are exploitative and used to SEPARATE FAMILIES by ADOPTION.
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Questions » Answers Archive » U.S. trafficking in babies grow up to ...

Questions » Answers Archive » U.S. trafficking in babies grow up to ... | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
Private adoption agencies in the three places in the United States unwed mothers shelter on the surface to provide free medical care,chaussure de foot, housing and financial assistance, in fact they are waiting for their children born to sell.
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Give1Save1-Domestic: Two Mothers?

Give1Save1-Domestic: Two Mothers? | BirthMothers | Scoop.it
The birthmom referenced relinquished two daughters to adoption and she was uncertain how to refer to her daughters' parents in their presence. The example she used was a possible visit scenario where she might be ...
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Openness As a State of Mind | Adoption Voices Magazine

It obligates me to seek out other voices – other adoptive parents, adoptees, first mothers, first fathers, birth family – and really listen to what they have to say, especially if it's uncomfortable or painful.
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