Birth Mother Resources: 9 Resources For Birth Mothers
There is a variety of emotional support that birth mothers can find birth mother resources.
There are local and online groups of birth parents where you can seek the advice of those who have been your shoes and organizations dedicated to the helping birth mothers.
With adoption, the right choice can also be the hardest choice.
At Adopt Connect, we do everything we can to make the use of appropriate mental health services part of every adoption plan, but following through with that plan is ultimately in the hands of the individual birth mother.
Below are 9 birth mother resources that you can utilize anytime to get the emotional support you need.
This is a Facebook page that is a closed group dedicated to birth mothers.
When people think of adoption, they typically think of the child waiting to be adopted, or the adoptive parents..
But what about the birthmothers?
This group is for the unsung heroes of adoption: The women who made a desicion to carry a child to term, so that they could live a full and happy life with another family.
Whether you’re a surrogate, a teenager, an adult, whatever, you’re welcome here!
A web-based organization that provides faith based peer counseling, support, encouragement, and friendship to birth mothers as well as pregnant women considering adoption.
BirthMom Buds provides different programs for woman including:
This unique program allows birthmoms to be paired with another birthmom of similar interests, adoption types, and locations.
The Pregnant and Placing Program is a separate mentoring program for those who are pregnant and considering adoption. These women are paired with birthmoms who are at peace with their decision for support from someone who has “been there, done that.”
This program sends out care packages containing items such as a journal, picture frame, photo album, and a book on birthmom grief to new birthmoms who have recently placed a baby for adoption.
Each year BirthMom Buds hosts a retreat for birthmoms in Charlotte, North Carolina. The retreat is an action packed weekend full of fun, fellowship, and healing.
On the website BirthMom Buds have a private chat room and forum area only for birth mothers. This is where they can share their thoughts and feelings in a secure environment.
3. Brave Love
A national, not-for-profit public charity organization that exists to change the perception of adoption through honest, informative and hopeful communication that conveys the bravery of birth mothers.
Brave Love believes birth mothers are heroes and adoption can be a beautiful thing.
Birth mother resources like Brave Love use media and written content to share the message of the brave love birth mothers show.
This Facebook page is a closed group you can join that is dedicated to everyone touched by adoption: adoptees, adoptive families, and birth families.
Adoption Triad wants to offer support, ideas, and a safe place to share but require each person realize and respect that their story is their own and may differ from someone else’s.
Concerned United Birthparents, Inc. provides support for all family members separated by adoption; resources to help prevent unnecessary family separations; education about the life-long impact on all who are affected by adoption; and advocates for fair and ethical adoption laws, policies, and practices.
A small, nonprofit organization that provides personal support to birth parents to help them get “back on their feet.”
This organization is a great birth mother resource.
OYFF focuses on helping birth mothers build a better life by giving them the tools they need through case management and coaching, monetary grants and through the creation of a community of other birthparents.
A nonprofit that sends baskets to birth mothers that include items like a journal and survival kit.
The purpose of the basket is to offer some love and inspiration, from taking care of yourself physically to putting things back together emotionally.
Some of the basket is for fun, some is for remembering and some is just for you, the birth mother.
They also offer a program called the “Big Tough Girls Retreat.”
Four days of life loving, soul motivating fun for birth moms from all over the country.
An incredible all-inclusive retreat settled in the breathtaking Uintah National Forest, Utah, offering beautiful cabin home accommodations, art projects for creative release and life lessons.
Big Tough Girl retreat is an extension of a nationwide community of birth moms.
This retreat will provide all the tools that birth mothers need to find their path, tackle any obstacle with faith and hope to live a divinely inspired life.
Three Strands meets a BirthMom at the hospital, delivers a Three Strands Bag, locks arms and walks with her on her new journey towards healing.
They also host local quarterly gatherings to encourage and cultivate community, which are of no cost to birth mothers.
Three Strands created a private FaceBook page for BirthMoms, Adoptees and Adoptive Moms to come together to share their journeys in a safe place.
Asking questions, leaning into each other to grow and become all that we can be together because we believe when the BirthMom, Adoptive Mom and Child come together, we can be stronger because Three Strands knows it canNOT be easily snapped!
This tool allows you to find qualified mental health practitioners in your area. Simply fill out the form and it will give you a list of providers in your area.
Overall, there are many online places you can go for birth mother resources.
If you do not feel comfortable with online resources, you can always:
Ask Your Medical Doctor
Your doctor and his/her staff will be happy to help you access the mental health services that will benefit you. You can ask at an appointment or call their office and request a referral.
Ask Your Social Worker
The social worker involved in your case will be able to refer you to any of the services you may need. Just make sure he/she knows you would like some assistance.
Ask Your Adoption Coordinator
You are also welcome to call us any time and we will help you find birth mother resources of a mental health care provider in your area.