48: Beth – “I Made It Through in Spite of My Trauma”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 10/14/2022 |

Beth’s journey started in a family that brought her many heartaches. She wondered how to deal with the many family losses, emotional grief, and trauma.Grief and trauma are not a simple process as Beth was told. She faced many challenges and “ She Made it Through “.Beth shares her view to society’s messaging regarding adoption. Adoption…

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47: Alycea – “A Birthmother’s Path to Wholeness”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 10/07/2022 |

Alycea was a teenager at 17 living on her own when she discovered she was pregnant. Though her independence and struggle in everyday life, she realized that she could not care for herself and her child, Alycea had an older sister to teach her life skills at 17 when most only start at age 21. She…

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46: Courtney – “ I Found My Worth as a Mom at 17”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 09/30/2022 |

Courtney spoke of having a “feeling” she was pregnant and facing denial for a few moments. She quickly went into action and reached out and was “ghosted” in the true sense of the word. She found resources on the bus route, found an adoption counselor and made the life- changing decision to place her child…

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45: Brandy – ‘ I Didn’t Think I had a Choice “

By D Yvonne Rivers | 09/23/2022 |

Brandy grew up in a small rural town exposed to foster homes at an early age. She was a child of teenage parents. Brandy grew up quickly with the life circumstances that she experienced. She said she spent a ‘ Summer of Love with her 16-year-old boyfriend to learn going back to school that she herself would be…

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44: Angie – “I Broke Through My Shame”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 09/17/2022 |

Angie talked about her “less than perfect” childhood which caused her to experience shame, unworthiness in her life. Angie is now working in her “purpose” in helping other birthmothers like herself. She talked about how “Important it is to be “Heard” as a Birthmother and be shown compassion and care. We sometimes see familiar family…

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43: Candace – “I Am Good Enough to Be a Mother”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 09/09/2022 |

Candace went through life without a tremendous amount of self-esteem. She talks about her family traditions of doing what they needed to do. She had a resilient spirit. Candace realized that she had more than she lacked to be a mother.

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42: Lori – “Reunion is Hard”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 09/02/2022 |

Lori shares openly what we as birth moms say in silence, “Reunion is Hard”. Lori’s journey shares her desires of her heart of being in reunion with her child. Lori is a champion in helping birth moms steer through the obstacles and “roller coaster emotional rides” of being a birth mom.

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41: Lynea – “I Wanted Someone to Hold My Hand”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 08/26/2022 |

Lynea has long been a healing force in the adoption community. She is a champion in the adoption community because her experiences becoming a birth mom. Lynea is committed to share there is “Joy through the Pain”. Lynea says “ I Needed Someone to Hold My hand”. That kind and simple gesture makes such a…

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40: Rose – “Who is Talking to the Elephant in the Room”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 08/19/2022 |

Rose shares her story for the first time with “Birth Moms Real Talk” podcast with the encouragement from an unique situation. Rose talks about wanting to talk about her child but feeling very fearful that she will be heard. She says it was like “Who will talk to the Elephant in the Room”?

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39: Kathy – Sharing My Story Gave Me Freedom

By D Yvonne Rivers | 08/12/2022 |

Kathy’s heart and spirit is the driving force of her mission to help to others who have lost loved ones. Kathy shares of her own loss and tells how she found freedom.

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