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Beth N.

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Birth Mom Missions
December 17, 2010

I just want to say how grateful I am that this group is here. I have been searching for a little over a year now for something like this, and finally I've found it. I have been a birth mom for 14 months now and not a day goes by that seems to get easier for me. I constantly feel like I have to explain my reasoning for my adoption to family, friends, and even complete strangers. I am at the point now where I don't feel comfortable even talking about my little girl to anyone. I just bottle everything up, which I know is not healthy, but it just seems easier than dealing with the judgment and hurtful things people say once they know. I am in a semi open adoption, and my daughter's AP are amazing wonderful people, but when I try to tell people about them they just scold me and call me naive and say things along the lines of, "Oh well one day they will just stop talking to you, I'm sure of it." I just want my family, friends and anyone who knows my situation to appreciate the fact that I have feelings too and I did not enter into the adoption because I didn't want to raise my daughter, I did it for her, because I loved her more than I loved myself. Is this a common thing for birth moms to experience, constant negativity from people who are supposed to be supportive?

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