Musings of a Birthmom


Victoria: A Call To Action for the SOS Network

By AstridBeeMom I’d like to tell you a story. A story about resilience, courage, love, redemption and faith. A story a little bit shocking, a lot sad, a little sensational, but filled with a lot of hope. Let me introduce you to Victoria. From the tender age of eight years old, Victoria has been a victim of human trafficking. Taken from her home country in Europe, she spent the next…


Dear Aly’s “Birthmom”

By AstridBeeMom Dear Aly’s “Birthmom,” This is how you are referred to in Aly and Josh Taylor’s blog, but you are not “their” birthmom. You don’t belong to them. You are Genevieve’s first mother. You are also the mother to the little girl you just gave birth to. Please don’t let anyone tell you any different. I have been scouring the Internet all day trying to figure out who you…


My Adoption Memoir – Whispers of Grace

By AstridBeeMom A little over a year ago I began to write the first book in a series of memoirs that I intended to release. I entitled this series, “Whispers of Grace.” The first draft was pretty horrible. I wanted to gain honest feedback and constructive criticism so I released the draft for a few short days and listened to everyone’s thoughts. Since then I have been working to polish…


Legally Enforceable Open Adoption Contracts in the United States

By AstridBeeMom *Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and nothing in this article should be substituted for legal advice. I highly suggest any expectant mother who is considering adoption to retain her own legal representation who understands adoption law in the state that the adoption will be finalized as well as the state she lives in. This is my interpretation of the laws and my opinion based on my own…


Assholes in Adoptionland

By AstridBeeMom This is going to sound like a “poor me” post. It’s not and it is. It’s more like a plea for everyone to stop acting like assholes. Many that read this blog are active within the adoption community. Forums, Facebook groups, Twitter, online support groups, face to face groups – just to name a few. Some of these groups are mixed with adoptees, adoptive parents, hoping to adopt…


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