Our panel of birth mothers talk about the sacrifice, the anxiety, hardship, stress, and adversity of pregnancy and placement, but share the truth that placement is something to be celebrated and something to be pleased about. Birth mothers should be able to let go of the shame the world showers upon them, and celebrate their adoptions. The children they have brought into the world are people whose lives will make a difference in the world. “The bottom line is, you created a family,” says one birth mother. Although the weight and hardship of unplanned pregnancy and relinquishment is not an easy situation to be in, the life being grown and the family being created through adoption is something to be celebrated!