What Do You Wish You Had Known Before You Placed Your Child?

Our panel of birth mothers share the wisdom they’ve acquired over the years since they placed their babies for adoption. What would they say to their younger selves if they could travel back in time? Each piece of advice in this video is valid and worthy of contemplation. Advice in this video includes dealing appropriately with all the emotions involved; recognizing the miracle of life even while losing the opportunity to parent; letting go of the fear and the agonizing turmoil that accompanies that fear; focusing on the blessings that are coming your way; and allowing yourself to feel all the emotions—both bad and good.