Musings of a Birthmom

Independent Adoption Center Goes Belly Up Without Warning

By AstridBeeMom Yesterday and today, without warning, hundreds, maybe thousands, of prospective adoptive parents checked their email and found that the adoption agency they had been working with (see: paying) was no longer in business. Some were near the end of the adoption process and already have children in their homes and are just waiting on finalization, some had just began the process and didn’t have too much invested quite…

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Adoption Propaganda & Lies

By AstridBeeMom The following is an interview I did for Southern Belle Humanism (formerly Southern Belle Atheism). Sit tight folks! Blasting a new case wide open next week! Read at the Source: : Musings of a Birthmom       


Short & Sweet

By AstridBeeMom It’s been some time since I’ve updated here at Musings of a Birthmom. This will be a short, sweet, personal update to explain my absence – for anyone who should care. My husband had back surgery about 3 weeks ago and his recovery was more than anticipated. He’s required a heavy level of care-giving that made multi-tasking nearly impossible to do. I had to prioritize and, as much…


To The Mothers; Hope and Peace on Mother’s Day

By AstridBeeMom Happy Mother’s Day to you. Yes, you. For nine months you grew a tiny human being inside of you, but it’s so much more than that. You nurtured your child every time you made the decision to forego that glass of wine and to eat healthy foods. You protected your child – at every doctor’s appointment to make sure things were okay, for every decision you made that…


To The Mothers; Hope and Peace on Mother’s Day

By AstridBeeMom Happy Mother’s Day to you. Yes, you. For nine months you grew a tiny human being inside of you, but it’s so much more than that. You nurtured your child every time you made the decision to forego that glass of wine and to eat healthy foods. You protected your child – at every doctor’s appointment to make sure things were okay, for every decision you made that…


In My Dreams

By AstridBeeMom I obsess. That’s what I do. Fear is something that is always a part of my life and I have struggled long and hard, for so many years, decades really, to not let it control me. Alas, it sometimes wins in the end. I have waited so many days, months, years, to see her again. To have communication with her. Sometimes I feel like a crazy stalker. I…


How Reliable Is A Home Study? Amber Garrott: Example Of Its Flaws

By AstridBeeMom When an expectant mother relinquishes her child for adoption she is assured that she is giving her child a “better” life. In America, every family that adopts a child must obtain an approved home study from a licensed social worker or case worker. According to the government site Child Welfare, the home study has 3 purposes: • Educate and prepare the prospective family for adoption • Evaluate the…