A word on adoption

The recent media coverage we’ve enjoyed has been great. It’s also brought in a stream of emails from women looking to adopt babies from our young moms.

So I thought it would be worthwhile to reiterate where we stand on this.

Young Mom Support works primarily with mothers who have chosen to parent their children themselves. In cases where a mom chooses to place her child for adoption, we can help her access the services she requires, but will ALWAYS encourage her to follow the correct channels, to ensure the best possible outcome for all concerned.

We are not equipped to become involved in adoption placements, and cannot place birth mothers and potential adoptive families in contact with each other privately.

I feel for those potential adoptive parents who are desperate and willing to try anything to build their families, but we’re simply not the right people for this.

To the ladies I’ve already spoken to – I wish you joy and success in building your families, and I’m sorry we couldn’t help you.

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