* Too often promises make in open adoption get broken. Read about this phenomenon here.
* I also write a blog for women in unplanned pregnancies. You can read it here.
Some of the best:If e-mail isn't enough and you need a soft shoulder in real life, I suggest joining or starting your own support group. One way to meet other birthparents in real life is by joining Meetup.com. It's a free, quick and easy way to connect with other birthparents in your own town. The web site organizes a monthly meeting for you--all you have to do is pick a venue and show up.
For open adoption birthmoms, there's First Moms, a list of about 100 women in all kinds of open adoptions, from barely open to semi-open to open. It's a great group of women. To join, e-mail a listmom for more information.
There's also the Open Adoption Triad list, which includes adoptees and adoptive parents as well as birthparents. To join, send an e-mail with the subject line, SUBSCRIBE OPEN-ADOPTION.
Cross-cultural adoption birthmoms can find support at the excellent XCulture Adopt, which serves triad members in cross-cultural and transracial adoptions. To join, visit their site.
For closed adoption birthmothers, Alana's Sunflower Birthmoms list is probably the best. E-mail the listowner or visit the list website at bmom.net. They also have a list for Reunited Birthmoms.
Finally, if you're up for activism, consider entering the discussion at one of many forums. One of the best is Soul of Adoption.
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