For more than 15 years, The Children's Home of Pittsburgh has offered birthparents an opportunity to get to know and talk with other birthparents. These groups are open to anyone, whether you have received services from The Children's Home or not. The groups are a safe place where birthparents can meet and share their experiences.
The birthparent groups are open to:
- Birthmothers or birthfathers who haven’t decided what they are going to do
- Birthmothers or birthfathers who have decided to place their baby for adoption
- Birthmothers or birthfathers who have placed their baby for adoption, in the past or recently
- Close family members and friends of birthmothers and birthfathers
The birthparent groups take place on an as needed basis and are social in nature, with a meal provided. A birthparent counselor is there to facilitate. Contact The Children's Home for a schedule of meetings. We look forward to hearing from you!
The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh adoption staff recommends various books and web sites to birthparents who have placed a baby for adoption, are in the midst of the adoption process, or who are trying to decide whether placing their baby for adoption is the right choice. These sources are reliable and offer non-biased information and support.
“Dear Birthmother” by Kathleen Silber and Phylis Speedlin
“A Birthparent’s Book of Memories” by Brenda Romanchik
"The Open Adoption Experience-A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families" by Lois Ruskai Melina
Also visit any of the Carnegie Libraries for great books listed in Pregnancy Nonficition.
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