Tag: Birthmother

Can a mother forget her child? Honoring birthmothers

Can a mother forget her child? Honoring birthmothers

| Gretchen Traylor | November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Birth mothers, or “first mothers,” often experienced the loss of belonging during their unexpected pregnancies and relinquishment of children for adoption. They were hurt to the core by shame and isolation, being forced to deny the truth, and not allowed to grieve the loss of their children.

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Be careful how you use adoption terminology

Be careful how you use adoption terminology

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The more positive spin of the current usage helps squelch some outdated images about confidential or closed adoptions.

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