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For an unplanned pregnancy, there is no easy choice. But as you give your decision the time and consideration it deserves, you’ll grow more confident, peaceful, and prepared for your future.
Today is Birth Mothers Day. We’re thankful for time to recognize and honor these brave women. These are notes written during our Birth Mother’s Day Dinner answering, “What would you tell a birth mother?” Email and tell us what your note would say.
As you start making making decisions about your unplanned pregnancy, know that there are many steps to adoption. Today, we want to share with you about two of these steps: Next Steps and Stepping Stones.
Last night, Gladney's Regional Caseworkers, Erica Andres and Erica Weaver, hosted the sixth annual Christmas Social for birth mothers in Florida. They turned their regular Monday night support group into a festive holiday dinner including games, fabulous food, and a Christmas gift swap. A huge "thank you" to LifeCare of Brandon Pregnancy Resource Center who helped cover the cost of dinner. We also want to thank a special donor who donated amazing holiday gift bags to each birth parent who attended.
Last month, Heather Rogers, Gladney's Post Adoption Caseworker, had the pleasure of joining Erica Andres, Florida Regional Birth Parent Caseworker to help with the annual Birth Mother’s Day celebration in Florida! Erica has been hosting a celebration for our birth mother’s each May for the past six years! There was such a great turn out for an evening that included several speakers, live music, and an open forum for guests to share how adoption has impacted their lives.
A first for Gladney in Pittsburgh -- Birth Mothers and Expectant Mothers gathered to celebrate Birth Mother's Day (appropriately, the day before Mother's Day) on May 9, 2015 at Frescos in Wexford, PA. The Pittsburgh staff honored these brave women for choosing life and being selfless in making the perfect life-plan for their children. It was wonderful to hear from a birth mother who now attends her 15 year old son's sporting events, a birth mother who recently made her second annual visit to spend time with her son and his adoptive family in Texas, a birth mother who is navigating a new placement with relatives, and a young expectant mother who is just getting ready to select a family for her child.
On Tuesday, I had the privilege of celebrating Birth Mother's Day with 28 amazing women who have courageously and selflessly made an adoption plan for their children. To stand in the midst of that kind of love is truly inspiring.