58: Lori P – “I Felt Alone and Abandoned”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 08/19/2023 |

Lori spoke about her experience of becoming a mother as lonely and afraid. Lori talked about her uniqueness of being Jewish and the perspective of the guilt and shame placed on her. Lori experienced many traumas in her life that brought many challenges of “coping in life “.She spoke about the “voices” in her ear that determined…

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57: Nicole – “We are Told to Move On “

By D Yvonne Rivers | 05/12/2023 |

Nicole -We are Told to Move On … Not Easy Nicole exhibited strength beyond belief as many birth mothers. Nicole experienced many losses from the age of 5, she persisted. Nicole’ resilience grew stronger with each trauma. She has built a relationship with her son in her open adoption. Now, she is in the midst…

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56: Melissa – “ The Message Was Everything”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 04/25/2023 |

Mellisa described herself as wanting her own way as a teenager. This ‘headstrong’ attitude” as she describes it caused her to leave her home in high school. She became independent to live by her own rules. Mellisa’s life carried her through many “ dark places and lifestyles”. Her lack of family support and assistance as…

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55: Marisa – “My Love was Overwhelming”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 03/28/2023 |

Marisa describes her childhood as being a “tough life” living with her single mom. There were many “ life transitions she experienced at an early age without the comfort and love to deal with her traumas. Marisa lived life on the streets and managed to stay focused towards a better life. A Friday night invitation…

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54: Maddy – “The Best Two Days of My Life “

By D Yvonne Rivers | 03/14/2023 |

Maddy grew up with both parents and at an early age lived with both parents in separate homes. She received support as a young teenager from both parents. When Maddy discovered she was pregnant with her boyfriend, she was at a difficult place and decision. She faced the voices of others regarding “what she should…

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53: Yvonne – “The Journey of Reunion “

By D Yvonne Rivers | 02/10/2023 |

Yvonne started her reunion with her son by finding him on social media in 2015, connected to him and meeting for the first time after 45 years in 2018 and now 2023, still progressing on a path of Grace and Healing. Yvonne started BMRT Podcast in June 2021 as a “ Place of providing a safe place…

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52: Shanae – “ Believe Your Truth – You Belong Here “

By D Yvonne Rivers | 12/03/2022 |

Shanae remembers the age of 9 and 1/2 so vividly. This time in her life was very challenging and brought forth many traumas that disrupted her life. This life-changing moment gave way to her ‘gift’ of writing her feelings in a journal. This was her “ coping” method. Shanae faced doubts of her ‘ truth’ by the adults…

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51: Cindy – “ I Didn’t Know Much “ When I Went Away “

By D Yvonne Rivers | 11/04/2022 |

Cindy shares her experience of being a 15-year-old birth mom living in the Midwest. Cindy had a ‘ different family situation “ as she describes her life.  Cindy had a sibling with autism which translated into her being a caregiver. Family legacy was missing from both her mom’s and dad’s families. Cindy says she grew…

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50: Cathryn – ” I Need to Tell You”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 10/28/2022 |

Cathryn grew up in a very strict family. Her religious background shaped her youth. She described herself as a ‘ rule follower”. She felt she was “ in the way” in the home growing up. Cathryn had unconscious memories about giving birth to her daughter. Cathryn experienced PTSD while in therapy which prompted her to search for…

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49: Donna – “ No One Asked Me Who – “

By D Yvonne Rivers | 10/21/2022 |

Donna grew up in a home of “Fear and Unknowns”. She faced the traumatic experience of molestation. Donna became a birth mother at the age of 13. Donna’s siblings escaped all the family shame, remorse, and guilt just as she went down various paths seeking healing. Keeping secrets prompted her family to tell Donna to hide…

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