My Baby, Not My Child

A photographer and University of Iowa student chronicled her journey all the way from conception through delivery in this beautiful story of an expectant mother who believes, “this is my baby, but not my child.”

Stories such as these are not only touching but so very important as it is only more recently, especially because of open adoption that birth parents feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Without their permission to share a glimpse of their journey, we would not be able to understand the best interests of children.

For more stories written by birth mothers, visit:

Birth Mother Stories

Dealing With An Unexpected Pregnancy ~ two stories

C’s Adoption Story

Jenn’s Story

Saturday May 11, 2013, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Getzville Fire Department, 630 Dodge Road, Getzville, NY 14068
Every year, the day before Mother’s Day is Birth Mother’s Day. It is nationally recognized but rarely will you find anyone celebrating it. This is why Adoption STAR hosts an Annual Birth Mother’s Day Celebration and Luncheon, inviting the entire community to attend this important event where we celebrate birth mother’s day with those women who made the brave decision to make an adoption plan for their child. For more information and to RSVP please email the agency at or call (716)639-3900.

Read More on What is Happening at Adoption STAR: Our Calendar of Events for 2013