Rick’s Story

Watch this video where birth father, Rick, speaks up to share his story about placing his daughter for adoption 17 years ago. This is Rick’s story.

It’s not easy to place a child and to decide that you’re going to let another man be the father figure in their life.

At age 16, Rick and his girlfriend found themselves in an unplanned pregnancy and were faced with a tough decision. It wasn’t until they learned about the idea of open adoption that they began to consider it. It’s now been 17 years since they placed their daughter Belle for adoption. Rick has been very involved in his daughters life and she was even a bridesmaid in his wedding! Though he says, “It’s not easy to place a child and to decide that you’re going to let another man be the father figure in their life.” Watch as Rick shares the joys and hardship of being a birth father.

To see the video, click here.

 


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Sarah - Content Specialist for adopting.org, is a mother both biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. She resides with her husband and two boys in Ohio. She is passionate about open adoption and adoption education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and hiking. You can find more of her adoption work at Heart For Open Adoption on Facebook or on Adoption.com.

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