Adoption Support Group

Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the birth parents. Whether you are looking to adopt, putting your child up for adoption, parenting an adopted child, or just thinking about it, this is the place to discuss.

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  • AdrianneO

    Feeling abandoned and rejected.

    I've recently been thinking it's time that I meet my birth mother. I already know who my birth father is and I've always had a close relationship with him throughout my life. In regards to my birth mother, I've never had the desire to meet her or know anything about her. However, my feelings towards meeting her have changed recently. I learned about my adoption at age 17. Yes, I've always had a...
  • Moss

    Adopted looking for answers

    My mother was adopted in Michigan in 1950-1951I'm looking for any info that I'm able to get to find out anything pertaining to her adoption her adoptive mother was deceptive or my mother just didn't retain the information.I have contacted the aprppate channels and know where the information is located but in Michigan only adoptee and  immediate biological families can get the information.Because...
  • deleted_user

    My Husband is Adopted...

    Okay, I know that I may have several responses and opinions to this, but that is what I want. My husband is adopted and I want to know about his birth parents for many of the same reasons that all of you who are adoptees want to know too. He said once that he has no desire to find out who they are, but I found where he had tried to search online for them. At one time, I even found the phone...
  • ShanDodd

    IVF again or adoption

    My first round of IVF worked in August but at 6 weeks pregnant I miscarried. For the last month or so I have been carefully thinking of my next plan of action and with a click of my fingers I'm ready to adopt and with another I'm back to ivf.I live in England so have to wait until February 18 to even start the process, which is fine. However I am lost as to what to do, I had a horrible time with...
  • msfitz216

    Angry Adoptive Mom

    Ok so for the past couple of weeks I have been angry with my daughters birth mother.  I honestly don't know if I have a right to be.  Not sure if it could possibly just be jealousy taking over and I can't control it.  Here's my story.....I adopted my daughter when she was just out of middle school.  Her father was in another country and her mother was detached mentally, physically, and...
  • Elliepp

    Adoptive Mom

    hi, I am a new to this group who 4  weeks ago got a call that a birth mom picked me. A week later I was blessed with a beautifully baby . I am overwhelmed and happy, and am also in an open adoption where all I want is the birth mom to be ok and know everything is going to be fine. While at the same time I want to embrace being a new mom. I was wondering if anyone else is in this same situation...
  • tryinftobebetter

    abandonment issues

    I was adopted at age 7 so I knew what was happening. I know this has caused abandonment issues in which I thought I was over. this has caused me to see things that arent. for instance about a month and a half ago I had an affair because o thought I saw my husband getting ready to leave. and now I see that was a lie I told myself. I don't know why I let things bottle up in me. I have forgiven my...
  • briannelewis


    My husband and I just started the presses to adopt threw the state after falling in love with a sibling group we met at the group home.. I am so excited and totally impatient. It can take up to six month before we finally get them. They are 8, 10, and 11 anyone else adopt an older sibling group???
  • 3scram


    if you was going to adopt a kid from foster care what kinds of things would you want in a kid and what kinds of things would make you not want to adopt the kid?
  • Momofgirlsandboy

    Angry but shouldn't be??

    Hey everyone I'm struggling with being angry at my sons birth mother. My son was removed by the state right before he was 2 months old due to concerns that I won't get into for her privacy. I am in the process of adopting him and hopefully things will be finalized by the end of the year. I have had him since he was removed a little over a year ago. My son has had many many doctor visits, hospital...
  • rmayes72

    After 19 years

    i didn't know where to go to tell this to or ask if and how someone out there has learned to deal with this. So here is my story. 19 years ago while awaiting for DNA test to be done for my oldest daughter , I was named the father of a 2nd child from the same woman . I wasn't named the father or I wasn't told anything until the very day the birth mother was finalizing an adoption of the baby to...
  • Lyfe_platinum

    The Birth Mother

    Last year I made a really bad mistake, one that now, can be marked as I am young and just didn't know any better at the time, and a total accident. Regardless of specifics DFS is not "comfortable" returning my daughter to me. I completed every service, got mental health treatment, stayed sober. Everything they wanted, but my account of the accident doesn't work for them because of what the...
  • Camogirl

    Looking for help

    Hi, im hoping someone can help me out. Im not here for myself im trying to help my boyfriend find information. He was adopted when he was 4 months old but was never told anything about his birth parents except they were drug addicts and alcoholics who gave up 7 other children. He doesnt really have any kind of desire to find the parents but hes interested in finding out medical history and maybe...
  • deleted_user

    horror stories

    I've been a member of this group for about 15 minutes, and all the adoption stories I've read so far seem so bitter and jaded. As someone who is just starting out the process of becoming an adoptive parent, it's disheartnening to see so many stories about kids who hated their adoptive parents, or who felt incomplete with their adoptive parents. Are there any adoptive kids or parents here who...
  • 3scram

    I wish this could happen