Birth Mothers Have to Accomplish…

This quote touches on an important topic of loss and letting go in adoption placement.  A birth mother has to learn to let go shortly after birth, something most parents don’t have to do for many years and take for granted. We dismiss the loss that is behind adoption out of self preservation. By acknowledging the sacrifice and pain that accompanies adoption, we set ourselves up to be better parents, friends and family to each other.  We can have successful open adoption relationships and help our children process their own loss.

Birth mothers have to accomplish in one day the monumental task of letting go that most parents have 18 years to figure out.

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Sarah - Content Specialist for, 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

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