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I Didn’t Give My Children Up For Adoption

I Didn’t Give My Children Up For Adoption

I had 2 children as a teenager (read my story here). Under the circumstances, adoption was the best choice for them and I’m grateful every day that I made that choice. Some people tell me I’m strong, brave and selfless. Some tell me I’m selfish, […]

What I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Placed My Child For Adoption

What I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Placed My Child For Adoption

An unplanned pregnancy is a shocking, scary, and surreal thing that no one thinks will ever happen to him or her. As a teenager, I placed 2 children with the same family (click here to read my story) and learned a lot about adoption while going through […]

Birth Mother’s Day

Birth Mother’s Day

Today is a very special holiday to me. It’s not on the calendar, it’s not being advertised on TV. In fact, most people don’t even know about this holiday. Today is Birth Mother’s Day. My Birth daughter Leilah just celebrated her 7th birthday last week […]

Max’s Birth Story

Max’s Birth Story

Baby Max is nearly 7 months old, so naturally in true Melinda fashion, I have procrastinated writing his birth story until now! It’s so fun to go back and remember that beautiful day. His pregnancy had been high risk, like all of my other pregnancies. […]