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Response to Lionessa (Reply #84)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:24 PM

91. Not wanted?

I was one of those birthmothers in the 70s who was forced/coerced to surrender her child for adoption. There was no choice involved. You were sent to an 'unwed mothers' home', given 'counseling' to make you believe you were unfit to raise your own child and someone else was so much better than you to do so, your parents were 'counseled' to tell you 'don't come home with a baby', you were isolated from everyone in your life except your parents, and any information government or community services that could help you keep your baby were not part of your 'counseling'.

Adoption agencies are only after one thing -- babies. Most of them follow the law -- at least the letter of the law, but not the spirit of the law. Don't tell me birthmothers never wanted their children. And if you think this doesn't still happen? You're naive. What do think all of those 'Crisis Pregnancy Centers' are for? Referral services to 'maternity homes' and adoption agencies. Yes, they still exist. Yes, they still use some of the same tactics as they did when I was there in 1978.

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