I hope that those who hear my story can begin to view the adoption option and the birthparent perspective in a more enlightened, truer way. Adoption is widely misunderstood and underrepresented. I would love to see us evolve to a point where every woman and girl facing an unplanned pregnancy is presented with current and accurate information about ALL of their options.
This choice which I thought would be my ruin, has been the greatest blessing of my life and the life of my son and his family, and I'd never have chosen it if someone hadn't told me the truth I hadn't known about adoption. This is why I tell my story.
Tamra Hyde, UFA Board Member
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