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Reframing the role of birth mothers in adoption


Adoption is usually framed through the lens of the adoptive family, but what about the birth mother, the one who makes the decision to relinquish her baby?

About 19,000 women relinquish babies each year. To put that in perspective, approximately four million babies are born and there are about one million abortions.

New research and a new book paints an entirely different picture of what we thought we knew about birth mothers.

Understanding these complexities takes on new meaning in a post-Roe world.


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