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We are pleased to introduce a few of the couples and birth mothers who recently have worked with Hopeful Beginnings

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Birth Mother's Stories


I came to St. Mary’s 14 years ago when I was pregnant, knowing full well that I was not ready to be a mom just yet. I thought about the pros and cons of adoption, but I knew that I was ready. I came to the agency the last month of my pregnancy...

My Birth Mother Story

I found out I was pregnant in December 2006. I did not know what I had gotten myself into at that point. All I remember is I was scared and didn’t know where to turn. I knew I had options and that I had to consider the circumstances surrounding my pregnancy. I was...

My Birth Mother Story

At sixteen, a junior in high school, I found myself pregnant. Knowing other teenage girls in school who were pregnant before I was, I would have never dreamed that something like that would happen to me. Scared, terrified, and nervous are just some of the feelings I was going through at first. My...

My Birth Mother Story
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My son’s dad had passed away before I even knew that I was pregnant. And that was really hard on me. You can’t raise a baby just on love, it’s more than that. I wanted him to have the best life possible.

What I Thought Vs. Reality

Prior to getting pregnant, I believed adoption had this negative connotation. From what I saw in the media, and even within my own family, adoption was a mother abandoning her child and never seeing the child again. I pictured a mother putting her baby in a blanket and putting it on the steps...

My Birth Mother Story
Open Adoption & Strong Relationship With Her Son And The Family She Picked To Raise Him

My son’s dad passed away before I knew I was pregnant. That was really hard on me. You can’t raise a baby just on love-its more than that. I wanted him to have the best life possible. I financially could not support him as well. The social worker at Hopeful Beginnings made all...

My Birth Mother Story

Placed Stories

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Eric & Lisa
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Arthur & Jacob
Matt casey
Casey & Matt
mark michael
Mark & Michael
brandon max
Brandon & Max
sarah frank
Sarah & Frank
ivana adam
Ivana & Adam
Sam & Natalie
Melissa and Charlie 2023
Charlie & Melissa
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Stephanie & Jon
Ryan Steve Silas Piper compressed
Ryan & Steve
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Eric & Lisa
Michael  Inga adoption
Inga & Michael
parents with baby
Ruby & Ricardo
Lauren & Andrew
parents with two kids
Michael & Blake
Gosia & Lukasz
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Brad & Lisa


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