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About Birthmommy

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  • Birthday 10/07/1979

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    Fort Lewis, WA
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    ALEX, ALEX, ALEX, cherishing my every moment as a new Mommy :-)


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    Adult Adoptee

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    Baby Einstein Books to Alex

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  1. Birthmommy

    How soon did you decide adoption?

    Thanks all!! And by the way to any of you Birthparents out there!! If you ever need to talk feel free to email me/PM me!! I know sometimes I don't feel like posting on the forum, but I feel like talking!! I'm here for you!! Hugs -Loriahn
  2. Birthmommy


    Hello!! Andrea !! Welcome to the forum!!! I look forward to reading your journey as well!!! Hugs Angel
  3. I was just curious when you fellow Birthparents out there decided that adoption was the most loving decision you could make for your child? I decided in both cases the day after or the day of when I was pregnant. But I know for some it's later on in the pregnancy. So what finally helped you make up your mind? Do you would have been easier if you would have decided at a different time? Just picking ???"s to learn more about what other Birthmom's go through. As you all may/may not know I'm working on my Masters in Social work and I plan on going into the adoption field someday. I want to work with birthmothers. I know I already know kinda how it feels but since I know we are all different I would love to hear more thought processes in the early stages of adoption.
  4. Birthmommy

    How do I tell my Parents?

    I agree, when I told my mom.............she was more upset by the fact that she wasn't there for me during one of the roughest times of my life! Wow!
  5. Birthmommy

    A Good Read for Birthgrandmothers

    Would this book be good for my mom even though I placed 3/4 years ago???
  6. Birthmommy

    How do I tell my Parents?

    Guess what??? I finally told my Mom!!! I was really frustrated by my sister the other night and I finally just felt it was right to tell my mom. She took it a whole lot better than I thought, AND now she and my sister want to meet Fiona when I come out to Colorado next time :-)!!!
  7. Birthmommy

    Putting It Altogether

    Well, hmmm.....The entire time I was pregnant with the triplets my mom and I talked every day. Even though my dad didn't want her talking to me about that, and to this day, she'll ask me about them when he isn't around.
  8. I think it would be healthy and give the birth relatives a sense of security with the birthparents decision if they knew the AP's from the start, plus it makes for even a more wonderful extended family :-). -Loriahn
  9. Birthmommy

    The Welcome Wagon!

    Welcome, Jason and Kristin I'm sure you know by now that I'm former Army, now a stay at home Mom. :-) I'm also and adoptee and a birthmom. I look forward to learning more about you and encouraging you on your adoption journey! Hugs and Prayers! Loriahn
  10. Birthmommy

    Gender Preference?

    Elizabeth- Do birthparents ever choose 2 families the placement will be determined by the sex of the baby? Just curious, because my brother's birthmother (she was 18) had decided if it was a boy, he would be ours and if he would have been a girl he would go to a different family. Is this even healthy for Open adoptions?? (his is closed) Just Curious- Loriahn
  11. Birthmommy

    1st choice, 2nd choice, 100th choice?

    from a birthparent perspective, from the day I found out I was pregnant, adoption was the 1st and ONLY thought on my mind! -Loriahn Great subject though!!
  12. Birthmommy

    Baby Announcements 2005

    Congrats to all the new parents!! and I hope to see you posting despite your new busy life!! (it helps if you do it when they are awake. I think babies are bored by the forum since they can't read it, Alex always falls asleep when I'm typing. :-) ) God Bless you and your new families. Loriahn
  13. Birthmommy

    Open Adoption

    I am between the some and lots. I think very occasional visits (annual or bi annual ) are the best. At least for me. But we email and chat occasionaly. At least thats what's best for me. However, I think it all depends on the situation on what is the best type. Honestly. If I didn't have my life going as well as I do now. If I was into stuff and hanging out with the right crowd, I might be embarrased to let my birthkids see me like that. But like I said, it's all situational. -Loriahn
  14. Birthmommy

    Open Adoption

    Hello and welcome to the forum. I am an adoptee of a closed adoption and a birthmother of 3 year old triplets and a two year old girl, both in open adoptions. Although I have never met my birthmother, and had a wonderful adopted life with my Adoptive Parents. I am still a big advocate of Open adoption (except special circumstances) To me it is great, knowing that my birthkids are ok and well loved, both by me and their Adoptive Parents. I see both families about once or twice a year, but we correspond and talk on the phone often. Which is great! Again, welcome to the forum!! -Loriahn
  15. Birthmommy

    Backing Your Baby

    When People ask me how my parents felt about the triplets adoption I tell them, "well they support my decision, even though they are dissappointed that I had to make that choice" just my two cents Loriahn