30: Ruby Lee – “Don’t be Selfish, Do the Right Thing”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 06/03/2022 |

Ruby Lee grew up in a middle-class family in the Midwest. As a teenager, Ruby Lee started a bi-racial relationship with her boyfriend. Ruby knew that was unacceptable by the racist language used by her father in the home. She lost friends who didn’t support this relationship. The support she expected from the birth father…

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Episode 29 – Laura – “ You’ll Forget This Ever Happened”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 05/20/2022 |

As soon as Laura announced to her parents that she was pregnant, she was driven on a late-night ride to a military base where her father confronted the birth father. Laura’s childhood convinced her that her knight will come for her on a white horse to rescue her. Laura held onto this ray of hope…

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Episode 28 – Rebekkah – “ I Finally Knew What I Wanted”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 05/13/2022 |

Rebekkah’s childhood was a lifestyle of many twists and turns, She experienced adoption first hand when she was adopted by her step- father. She talked about how it felt to receive her second birth certificate, it was even a different color. In college, Rebekkah developed her independent spirit. Her move to Atlanta gave her the direction…

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27: Mother’s Day – “Angie, Ashley and Laura”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 05/06/2022 |

We interview 3 Birth Mothers for this special podcast to celebrate Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is such an emotional holiday. Will our child, call, text, or send flowers?  Will they remember me as their mother, if we are in reunion? If we are not in reunion, are they thinking about me. Angie, Ashley, and Laura…

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24: Nicole – The ‘Touch’ that Changed My Life

By D Yvonne Rivers | 04/01/2022 |

Nicole at an early age did not have a stable home. At the age of 10, her extended family became her support. Nicole worked through her anger as a “mean girl’ as she called herself. He life became a love-hate relationships with her mother. After high school, Nicole found her ‘voice” to overcome a chaotic life…

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23: Nikki – I Am Always A Mom

By D Yvonne Rivers | 03/18/2022 |

Nikki shares her journey about she is always a mom whether she is with her child her not. Her pathway to healing and empowerment comes through her love and sharing spirit with other birth moms as she navigates this journey. She shares about the years of not seeing her child and pending reunion.

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22: Yvonne – I Felt Like I Could Breathe Again

By D Yvonne Rivers | 03/04/2022 |

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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20: Marcie – “What’s in Your Secret Shoebox?”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 01/28/2022 |

Marcie expresses her miraculous find in the closet in a shoebox. Hear about her premise and story in her book, “ The Shoebox Effect “. We learn about how Marcie “buried” memories from years before as many birth mothers. Her beloved pet leads her to explore and uncover all the secrets and pain in her life.

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19: Autunm – “I Didn’t Know”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 01/14/2022 |

Autunm shares her unique experience of becoming a ‘Birth Mom’. I witness people when they hear her story that their mouths open wide, and their eyes become large. Listen to Autunm share her experiences as a Birth Mom of “Leaving the hospital with Empty Arms” as other Moms and the path of growth and healing…

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18: Madison – ‘Start Saying “Yes” to Yourself”

By D Yvonne Rivers | 12/10/2021 |

We talk to Madison about being Pregnant at 19 and wondering on whether she is truly a MOM. Follow Madison as she shares about her journey with family and how kinship became the logical answer to Madison. Birth Moms sometimes think that “ We are “Bad Girls” because of the “shame” placed on us or accepted by…

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