Honoring First Mothers

by | May 26, 2021 | Birth Parent Blog

Closeup shot of an unrecognizable pregnant woman making a heart shape with her hands on her bellyWhen thinking about adoption, many women wonder, “Will I be forgotten as my baby’s first mother?”
 
The short answer is no, you won’t. Through the blessing of open adoption, you can be part of your baby’s life. And, through the work of special organizations that honor women who have chosen adoption, you can know that you are always remembered and loved.
 
Here is some information about organizations that focus on remembering and honoring mothers who have chosen adoption:
 
Moms Not Forgotten creates “Gift of Hope” bags for birth mothers and holds an annual tea each year to raise funds for their bags and scholarships. Here is a beautiful video from this year’s tea:
 

 
Lifetime Foundation provides college scholarships for birth parents who have chosen adoption and the adoptions have finalized. Applicants must be drug free and maintain a minimum GPA level, but scholarships are available to any birth parent in the USA.
 
BraveLove creates amazing videos showing the true love in adoption choices. They host birth mother dinners across the country for mothers who have chosen adoption.
 
If you are considering adoption and need help right now, contact the Birth Mother Blessing program to get assistance with your current needs, like maternity clothes, toiletries, financial assistance, and more.
 
You can also connect with a caring coordinator anytime, night or day, at 1-800-923-6784. We want to help you.

Heather Featherston

Written by Heather Featherston

As Vice President of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.

Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.

As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.

Read more about Heather Featherston

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