Act of Love is reaching out to offer support to Birth Mother Baskets, an organization that supports birth mothers who have chosen an adoption plan for their child. Birth parents so selflessly choose adoption for their children and show an unconditional love that is beyond what anyone can imagine or define. They are making a plan for their child, at a time in their life when they know that it would be best for their child to be a part of an adoptive family.
The hopes, dreams and wishes that birth parents have for their children far out-weigh their own needs. Birth parents are not thinking about their life or what they need, but what their child needs. They are heroes and deserve the utmost respect, love and care.
Birth Mother Baskets has shared with Act of Love that they are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is focused on educating expectant parents who are considering adoption and also supporting birth parents post placement. They offer Expectant Parent Peer (EPP), Birth Mother Friend (BMF), Birth Mother Baskets University (BMBU) and their standard Birth Mother Baskets (BMB), to educate, support and counsel expectant parents through the placement process. BMB works very closely and is supported by CAIRS solutions, ParentFinder, Child Connect, and NZMG.
They also shared that part of their program is sending Birth Mother Baskets to birth mothers who have placed so they don’t have to go home empty handed, but most importantly so they can know that someone loves them. The baskets can be purchased by agencies, adoptive couples, or just a friend.
With their recent feature in Cosmopolitan magazine, they report a great response to the retreats that they provide for birth mothers. This focus and response has shown BMB the need for more retreats to be held. By holding the retreats, BMB believes a birth mother can heal, realize she is not alone, she is loved, and she has self- worth. Please help support the retreats that will empower birth mothers and support them in their healing process.
You can help by providing donations for a venue, food, supplies and help with retreat preparations. If you can help in supporting Birth Mother Baskets or would be interested in attending a retreat, please contact Jessalynn at Jessalynn@birthmotherbaskets.org.