To start, the information below is for, by, and about men whose children have been placed for adoption. You may find some stories that closely resemble your own story. You may also find inspiration and motivation. You may even find a few close friends. Open yourself up to your situation and the healing process. When you can do that, you open yourself up to greater, happier life opportunities. You may be feeling low now, but one day you'll look back at how far you've come. Then you'll realize how the hard times have made you a stronger, better, more loving man. You'll see how the sad times have refined you, improved you. Then maybe you'll feel thankful for your experiences. Until then, take it one step at a time and find solace in the company of others.
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Birthfathers and Miracles
Birthfathers are sometimes vilified and given labels like "dead-beat dads," but in many situations, that's far from the truth.
Birthfathers: The Forgotten Half of the Story
From placing to reunion, birthfathers can often be relegated to non-entities, and they often are left to deal with feelings of guilt, shame, and anger on their own, without support; by Eliza Newlin Carney.
Compiling a scrapbook for the son he's never known, a father confronts his grief.
Written by her birthfather and adoptive father.
I am Blessed
At 19, he walked away, and decades later, David M. searched, found his daughter, and recognizes the blessings in his life.
I Reflect as I Wait
A wonderful poem by birthfather, J. T. Niswonger.
Jason, his adoptive dad and his birth dad write.
My Birth Father's Legitimate Grief
An adoptee writes.
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