Birth Mother

What Do You Call Your Child's Birth Mom, Raise Magazine
What Do You Call Your Child’s Birth Mom?
From Belly Mommy to Auntie, adoptees and adoptive moms share the names their families use.…
Birth Mom Stories: I Adopted the Birth Daughter I Once Relinquished
Birth Mom Stories: I Adopted the Birth Daughter I Once Relinquished
Our monthly columnist Adrian Collins shares her story of adopting her birth daughter as an…
5 Things I Wanted My Son To Have From His Birth Mother, Raise Magazine
5 Things I Wanted My Son To Have From His Birth Mother
I was determined to get for my son the parts of his story I’d wished…
My Journey To Bond With My Adopted Son
My Journey To Bond With My Adopted Son
For mothers who experience infertility and loss, disrupted adoption, or even joyous overnight motherhood, it…
Are You Friends With Your Child’s Birth Parents On Social Media? Raise Magazine
Are You Friends With Your Child’s Birth Parents On Social Media?
How we use Instagram to share photos and videos of Levon with his birth family,…
Interview with American Idol's Amber Fiedler, Raise
In Conversation With American Idol’s Amber Fiedler
American Idol contestant Amber Fiedler on her decision to make an open adoption plan for…
My Son’s Adoption Is His Story To Share, But It’s Mine Too, Raise Magazine
My Son’s Adoption Is His Story To Share, But It’s Mine Too
All parents grapple with the boundaries of “sharenting” -- the modern parenting trend of oversharing…
What My Five-Year-Old Understands About His Adoption, Raise Magazine
What My 5-Year-Old Understands About His Adoption
Parents frequently ask me if Levon knows that he is adopted. Yes, he does, but…
The Most Frequently Asked (And Frequently Inappropriate) Questions About My Son’s Adoption, Raise Magazine
The Most Frequently Asked (And Frequently Inappropriate) Questions About My Son’s Adoption
My son’s adoption is not a secret -- you’re reading a blog about it --…
What Do You Call Your Child's Birth Parent? Raise Magazine
What Do You Call Your Child’s Birth Parent?
Levon has recently started to notice pregnant women. He knows they have babies inside their…