8 resources for birth mothers

Placing a baby for adoption is an emotional rollercoaster, and emotional support is a huge help for any women who are going through the process. One of Lifetree’s most important goals is supporting birthmothers throughout the adoption process – and beyond. We’re here to answer your questions, listen to your concerns, and even to be a shoulder to cry on.

There are a variety of options for emotional support, both in person and online. If you are considering adoption, have already decided to place your child, or have placed in the past, we wanted to share 8 amazing resources to help you find the emotional support you need.

1. Birthmom Buds

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This is an online organization that offers faith-based counseling, support, encouragement, and friendship to birth mothers who have placed, as well as pregnant women considering adoption. They offer several programs for birth mothers:

  • Buddy System – Get paired with another birth mother with similar interests in the same general location.
  • Pregnant and Placing – A mentoring program for pregnant women considering adoption, pairing them with birth mothers who are at peace with their decision to place their child.
  • Healing Hearts by Sending Hope – Birth mothers who have recently placed receive care packages including a journal, a photo frame, a photo album, and a book on birthmom grief.
  • Forums and Chat Room – A private area on the site to share thoughts and feelings.

2. Birth Mothers Unite!

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This is a private Facebook group dedicated to birth mothers. It’s a closed group, so you’ll need to request access. All birth mothers are welcome here – it’s an active and loving community of women.

3. Adoption Triad

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This is another private Facebook group, so again, you’ll have to request access. This group is dedicated to supporting the triad of adoption: Birth families, adoptees, and adoptive families. It’s a safe space to share support and ideas, with everyone sharing their personal adoption stories.

4. Brave Love

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This is a national non-profit charity whose goal is to change the perception of adoption through honest, informative communication that conveys the bravery of birth mothers.

5. Three Strands

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This is another private Facebook group, focused on supporting birth mothers, adoptees, and adoptive families. They also host free quarterly gatherings to help grow community bonds.

6. Concerned United Birthparents

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This national organization is focused on birthparents – their experiences, their wisdom, and their healing. CUB serves everyone touched by adoption and anyone concerned with adoption issues. CUB also advocates for fair and ethical adoption laws and policies.

7. On Your Feet Foundation

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This small nonprofit provides support to birth mothers to help get them back “on their feet.” OYFF provides tools to help build a better life through case management, coaching, monetary grants, and community with other birth mothers)

8. Online Therapy

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This is a tool that allows you to find qualified therapists in your area, or if you prefer, therapists that work virtually.

And of course, the Lifetree team is always here to help you as well. You can call us any time, day or night, and we’ll help you with anything you need.

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