What’s Open Adoption Like? One Birth Mother Shares

by | Dec 30, 2016 | Birth Parent Blog

birth mothers story.jpgWhat’s it really like to decide on adoption for your baby, look through adoptive family profiles, pick a family, and place your baby with them? Today, we’re sharing one woman’s story of adoption.

Whether you’re pregnant or a struggling mother thinking about adoption for your baby, you probably have tons of questions and concerns including, “what is adoption like?”. After all, this is a major choice to consider for your child’s life. What’s helped many women thinking about adoption is to hear from someone who’s been where they are.

Today, we’d like to share one birth mother’s story with you. Tammy made an open adoption plan for her son while she was pregnant, and placed him with the loving adoptive family she chose once he was born.  You can listen to Tammy’s Story – Open Adoption: A Birth Mother’s Journey  online from wherever you are. It shows a real Lifetime Adoption birth mother’s side of what open adoption is like.

It’s so important for you to check things out and get the answers you need to help you make the best choice for you and your child. We think this story can help give you some of those answers. In it, Tammy shares about open adoption as a birth mother, what open adoption can be like today, and insight from her relationship with her grown son today and his view of his own adoption story.

Hear Tammy’s about open adoption journey by clicking the image below. Then, just give us your name and email and we’ll email you the recording right away!


Lifetime’s coordinators are always here to talk if you need your questions answered now. Free, non-judgmental, confidential counseling is available day or night!

Just call or text Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784. 

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.

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