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Support for Birthmothers

Support for Birthmothers

Having completed the adoption process, it's important to set up your post-placement care. This care includes support and resources specifically tailored to your healing journey as you move forward after placement. Each person's experience with post-placement is deeply unique. It is a continuous process, but we will be here to support you.

We are proud to be a member of the Birthparent Support Alliance with the On Your Feet Foundation. With our membership, you will have immediate access to their comprehensive post-placement support and resources. On Your Feet’s case management team will provide you with individualized care and assistance. They will work with you at any time in your post-placement journey and are available to assist nationwide.

Post-Placement Care

On Your Feet Foundation

Offers birthparent-directed, tailored solutions designed to best support your unique needs. Includes case management, assistance in accessing adoption-competent therapy, therapeutic retreats, education and counseling grants, adoption education, and a strong, vibrant community in which to heal and thrive.

Resources for Birthmothers

Adoption Support Now

Information and support for birthmothers and pregnant women considering adoption.


BetterHelp is an online counseling service. Depending on your state, you may be eligible for financial assistance to help cover the cost of this service.

Book Recommendations

Please contact your Birthmother Coordinator if you need help purchasing a book!

Finding Hope: A Birthmother’s Journey Into the Light - In this love letter to her son, Hope shows how messy and chaotically beautiful adoption can be, by sharing the authentic details of her remarkable story. From her struggles, you’ll see how community can help you rebuild and be reminded of how important it is to find your voice and speak up for what you need when life hands you unexpected difficulties.

Delivered: My Harrowing Journey as a Birthmother (faith based) - Raw and revealing, DELIVERED gives a voice to an otherwise silent population who call themselves birthmothers and inspires others to consider that the giving of life to one has a ripple effect, bringing life to many.

Redefining Family: A Birthmother’s Path to Wholeness - Twenty years of a birthmother’s life are exposed in this bare-bones memoir of open adoption. It will break your heart, then heal it, with a new perspective on how we define family.

From Mistakes to Miracles: A Jewish Birthmother’s Story - Discover the powerful lessons and emotional healing from Lori Prashker-Thomas' journey as a Jewish birthmother. This book offers hope and redemption for anyone facing a difficult decision and the lasting effects it may have on their life.

12 Steps for Birth Parent Grief - This is a book written by birth parents for birth parents. It is a twelve-step process created to help those who have placed a child for adoption and want help navigating the grief process following placement from those who have done it before. It has been reviewed and given notes by two therapists and focus groups. We encourage anyone who has placed to follow through with all 12 steps.

Know of any other great resources we should add? Contact us and tell us about it!

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