SHARED CONNECTIONS IS COMING UP ON JULY 26th & 27th!

STORIES

My Adoption Story May is one of the HARDEST months for a birth mom. As Mother's Day approaches, we want to...
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My Adoption Story I was born on June 26 and 3 days later I was placed into the foster care...
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My Life Had Changed Forever

My Life Had Changed Forever

        My name is Meagan, and I am a birth mom. In 2010, in my second year of college, I discovered...
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Required Education for Prospective Adoptive Parents

Required Education for Prospective Adoptive Parents

"Just as Ashley Mitchell has said, adoption is for life."
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“After All, That is What They Promised Me”

“After All, That is What They Promised Me”

A Story of Broken Promises and Misplaced Trust Lakwe or Hello I was born and raised on an island in...
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A Story of Hope

A Story of Hope

I remind myself that I am human, and it is okay to make a healthy decision and feel sad and...
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Adoption is Many Things

Adoption is Many Things

Adoption is many things. While it is often times portrayed as rainbows and unicorns, those that have lived through the...
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8 Essentials for Ethical Adoptions

8 Essentials for Ethical Adoptions

Shared Beginnings started in early 2019 out of a desire to see expectant/birth moms treated with dignity and respect and...
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Interview with Amber Fiedler

Interview with Amber Fiedler

Brittany, Shared Beginnings’ Care Coordinator, interviewed American Idol contestant and birth mom, Amber Fielder about her decision to place her...
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The Happiest Sad: Part 2

The Happiest Sad: Part 2

— Excerpt from October 2016 article “I was induced in January 2006 to ensure their presence at the hospital. That...
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