Birth mother says adoption brought her “joy”, new family

A birth mother wrote: “As I look back at my pregnancy, one thing sticks out to me more than anything else – FEAR. Fear of the adoptive parents not taking care of my baby. Fear that once the adoptive parents had my baby they might leave me and never talk to me again. Fear that … Continue reading “Birth mother says adoption brought her “joy”, new family”

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Young woman glad she chose adoption over abortion

A young woman who had originally wanted an abortion put her baby up for adoption instead. Her story was told in the Grand Rapids Press: “I decided right away I wanted my baby to be adopted. Adoption was right because I was only 16 and worked at Domino’s Pizza and, despite how grown-up I had … Continue reading “Young woman glad she chose adoption over abortion”

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Abortion clinic worker calls adoption “violent”

Abortion clinic counselor Joss Shawyer compared: “the traumatic results of adoptions with the comparatively simple remedy of early, safe abortion. In my view, there is no contest… Adoption is a violent act, a political act of aggression toward a woman who has supposedly offended the sexual mores by committing the unforgivable act of not suppressing her sexuality.” … Continue reading “Abortion clinic worker calls adoption “violent””

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Lesbian rape victim puts baby up for adoption, has no regrets

MARIA KRASINSKI  describes what happened: “The man who raped me — a neighbor — knew I was gay.  I had been invited to his house to celebrate New Year’s Eve… He asked if I would spend the night, but I simply replied, “I don’t live THAT far away.”  I  just needed to use the restroom … Continue reading “Lesbian rape victim puts baby up for adoption, has no regrets”

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Women have negative views of adoption

Mary Beth Seader of the National Committee for Adoption: “Birthmothers encounter individuals constantly throughout their pregnancy, whether friends or strangers, who state their uninformed but emotional opinions about adoption. Birthmothers are called anything from irresponsible, to cold and heartless, and seemingly transgress cultural norms.… When you mention adoption to a girl, she thinks right away … Continue reading “Women have negative views of adoption”

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Adoption worker: counselors see adoption as a failure

BJ Williams, adoption director for San Diego Pregnancy Services, explains how many  counselors are biased against adoption: “So many counselors believe that only someone who doesn’t love the child will place for adoption. Adoption is looked on as a failure, a last-ditch effort.” Susan Olasky, Marvin Olasky More than Kindness: A Compassionate Approach to Crisis … Continue reading “Adoption worker: counselors see adoption as a failure”

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Pregnant girls considering adoption face “disapproval”

An article explains that few teens choose adoption because they are pressured not to. There is “disapproval” of the adoption choice. “Despite almost universal verbal disapproval, some girls had in fact considered adoption, but the resultant community and familial pressures against it were so pervasive that they were unable to carry through with their plans.” Maris … Continue reading “Pregnant girls considering adoption face “disapproval””

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Planned Parenthood had 12 adoptions in 7 years

Planned Parenthood of Indiana proclaimed: “we’re proud to announce that since 2006…PPIN has paved the way for at least 12 successful adoptions.” The article says: “Planned Parenthood of Indiana has 28 locations around the state. ..In 2011, Planned Parenthood of Indiana performed 5,250 abortions. John Sexton “Planned Parenthood Celebrates 12 Adoptions in 7 Years” Breitbart … Continue reading “Planned Parenthood had 12 adoptions in 7 years”

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Pro-Choice author discourages adoption

Miriam Claire, a pro-choice author who wrote a book on adoption, says: “Unfortunately, a woman who has a baby and elects to adopt it out as opposed to having an abortion has a picture to remember. Too frequently, she will be haunted by doubts about whether she did the right thing adopting her child out. … Continue reading “Pro-Choice author discourages adoption”

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Planned Parenthood manager: we never had an adoption

Former Planned Parenthood manager Sue Thayer: “Well, in my affiliate an adoption referral was if a woman picked up that envelope, that bag and it had a pamphlet in it about adoption. That counted as an adoption referral. In all my years there, never in the 17 centers across Iowa, did we have an adoption. … Continue reading “Planned Parenthood manager: we never had an adoption”

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