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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38: Fran – Finding Peace from Unbearable Loss

By D Yvonne Rivers | 08/05/2022 |

Fran shares her journey of placing her child and experiencing “unbearable loss”. Her story shares the intricate journey of the experience of isolation and grief. Fran is now a social worker and has found the path to peace.

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37: Kitty – A Recurring Family History

By D Yvonne Rivers | 07/29/2022 |

Kitty is a birth mom in reunion, and she holds a unique position in the adoption triad community. Kitty is an adoptee, birth mom, and adoptive mom. She brings a focused lens to all perspectives and shares openly how she is on a journey of healing. Kitty talks about a recurring family history that adds…

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36: Sharon – “Never Spoken Of Again”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 07/22/2022 |

Sharon came from a large family and was a steady support for her siblings. She was an honor society student. Sharon had a great adventure of participating in training in Washington, DC. after high school. Sharon realized her naivete when she became pregnant. Sharon shares her journey of becoming pregnant and making an adoption plan…

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35: Barbara – “ Writing Our Secrets Healed Us”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 07/15/2022 |

Barbara’s experience of becoming a birth mom started with a childhood of “conformist’ parents. If something traumatic happened, they simply did not talk about it. At the age of 17, Barbara did not get “ The Talk “ from her mother, like many young girls. Barbara was exposed to the “ Secrets of the Family” that…

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34: Ashley – “ I Took the Road less Traveled “

By D Yvonne Rivers | 07/08/2022 |

Ashley is not the stereotype like society may describe as a Birth Mom. She had her path laid before her to follow in the footsteps of her father. Ashley followed that path as a ‘ people pleaser ’ as she described herself. Ashley received the accolades she always wanted as she felt ‘ starved for love’ in her life. The…

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33: Yvonne – I Felt Like I Could Breathe Again

By D Yvonne Rivers | 07/01/2022 |

In a way, this is my own Birth Moms Real Talk episode from an interview with Damon L. Davis, host of the “Who Am I Really?” podcast. We discussed my reunion with my son after more than 40 years apart. I shared the loneliness of my pregnancy, my desire to keep her son versus against…

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