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 do”, She faced the same stigma that most birth mothers faced as an 18-year-old unmarried mother.
Maddy is a strong and determined young lady who makes up her mind and gets it accomplished. Maddy wants all birth mothers to know that ” they have a voice” and they are free to use it. Open adoption is Hard and may ‘Shift” from the original agreement. Maddy talks about her devastation and pain when the rules changed about her seeing her daughter. Maddy shares about how she is progressing and experiencing some ‘good news’ about her life.