AdoptMatch | Birth Mom Scholarship Recipients

Birth Mom Scholarship Recipients

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Scholarship Recipients

Here are some of the recipients of our scholarship for birth mothers:

SHONDA

Meet Shonda, a recent recipient of the AdoptMatch Birth Mom Scholarship. Shonda is studying Nursing at Montana State University.

Adoption has been a part of my entire life. I was adopted from foster care when I was 3, so when I found myself pregnant at 20, I knew adoption would be a viable choice for me. I am now a birth mother to a wonderful five-year-old little boy with whom I’m grateful to have an open adoption. My desire to become a nurse was solidified through my own experience with the nurses at my son’s delivery. This scholarship will help me focus on my studies and pursue my dream of becoming an R.N.

I am passionate about supporting birth mothers and advocating for open adoptions. We all know that adoption brings about a wide range of emotions; open adoption allows for communication to help the adoptee, adoptive parents, and birth parents all feel respected. The way I see it, there can never be too many people to love a child!

This scholarship will help me focus on my studies and pursue my dream of becoming an R.N.!

ALIX

Meet Alix, another recipient of the 2019 AdoptMatch Birth Mom Scholarship. Alix is studying social work at Brigham Young University-Idaho with the goal of becoming an adoption counselor. With her counseling degree, Alixwill be able to help expectant mothers and adoptive families as they navigate their own adoption journeys.

Needless to say, “16 and Pregnant was was not exactly what I had planned for my life. However, despite many tears along the way, my son is truly one of my biggest blessings.My career goal is to become an adoption counselor to help other birth moms, adoptees, and couples hoping to adopt.

Adoption is hard, and open adoption has its own set of challenges, but I am a strong open adoption advocate. As an adoptee who grew up in a closed adoption, I have a fairly unique perspective on the issue. I love having a front row seat to my son’s life and an ongoing relationship with his adoptive parents.

My goal is to to become an adoption counselor to help other birth moms, adoptees, and couples hoping to adopt.

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