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Amy Erickson
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Birth Mom Photo a Day 30: My Hopes for the Future
Day 30: {My Hopes for the Future} My hopes for the future... I hope that I will continue to heal and feel gratitude and happiness for my adoption experience. I hope that other birth moms will find strength and comfort in hearing my story of closed adoption ...
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Birth Mom Photo a Day 29: What Keeps Me Going
Day 29: {What Keeps Me Going} I am not sure I would say that I have ever thought I would just throw the towel in but there certainly have been days that I needed a bit more motivation than others. Every day my motivation is different and I am working hard t...
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Birth Mom Photo a Day 28: Special Bond
Day 28: {special bond} I have to say that the person that I have had the most of a bond with through my adoption experience has been my high school boy friend, aka the birth dad. That may be surprising because often in these situations, the "baby daddy" is ...
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Birth Mom Photo a Day 27: What I am Grateful For
Day 27: {What I am Thankful for} Its the obvious but most profound answer. My family is and always will be my saving grace. I have a really large family. I was raised by parents that both have lots of siblings so I have lots of cousins and was lucky enough ...
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Birth Mom Photo a Day 26: Hardest Day
Day 26: {Hardest Days} You would think the day I left the hospital empty-handed would be my answer to this and if you had asked me 19 years ago, it was the hardest thing I had ever yet done. That eased up after a while and soon became a distant memory. Thes...
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Birth Mom Photo a Day 25: Favorite Memory
Day 25: {Favorite Memory} Some of my favorite memories were on days when I would receive a packet of pictures and a letter from my birth daughters family the first year after placement. I was living in an apartment with roommates my freshman year at college...
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Birth Mom Photo a Day 24: Closure
Day 24: {Closure} Closure to me implies the desire to find an end or close a door and move on.  I don't believe that closure, in the true sense of the word, is something any birth mother can hope to find in her adoption experience.   Peace, calm and reassur...
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Birth Mom Photo a Day 22: Something that Reminds Me of Them
Day 22: {Something that Reminds me of them} She was born in St George, UT where I was living with my grandparents the last 4 months of my pregnancy. I wasn't told where they lived but I felt confident that it was somewhat nearby. When I received my last pac...
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Birth Mom Photo a Day 22: What Adoption Means to Me
Day 22: {What adoption means to me} What does adoption mean to me? This is a tricky one because it has been such a difficult and amazing whirlwind of an experience. I love this quote. For me adoption has created HOPE, required COURAGE, taught SACRIFICE and ...
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