Through an unplanned pregnancy, birth mother Liz discovered more than just a plan for her daughter’s future through open adoption.
Liz recently shared her story in a webinar with Lifetime. In the video of it, you’ll hear two sides of one child’s open adoption. Together with the adoptive mom she chose for her daughter, Liz speaks about the fear she had of being forgotten, what she wanted most for her daughter through open adoption, and how the relationship she’s created through her daughter’s adoption has been more than she ever expected.
When she was asked why she chose Lori and her husband as parents for her baby, Liz said, “cheesecake! in their profile it said Lori’s favorite food was cheesecake and I thought ‘I have to know this lady!’ After the adoption, we get together, drink wine, eat cheesecake and cry. We’ve actually become dear friends and I get choked up as I remember details of our story!”
You can watch her video by clicking “play” below:
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.