Adopting a Baby Who Was First Parented by His Birth Mother

Choosing to grow a family through adoption is a personal matter. Then, after you decide to adopt, you have more decisions to make: International or domestic? Private or agency? Through foster care or straight from the hospital?

For those who plan to adopt a newborn baby, then are presented with an opportunity to adopt a slightly older baby who has already been parented by his birth mother, there is a dramatic shift in thinking.

Following is the experience of three remarkable adults and one darling child. Tyson was parented by his birth mother, Kristy, for four and a half months before she realized it was best for him to be be raised by an adoptive family. This is the experience of Tyson’s adoption through the eyes of his adoptive mother. (Read Kristy’s experience of parenting Tyson before placing him.)