Birthmother Portraits is an intimate portrayal of three young women who, when faced with unplanned pregnancies, each make the difficult decision to place her child for adoption. Each of their stories is unique… their life circumstances are all different…but they all act with a mother’s love and hope for the best possible life for their children.
Elissa, age 19 and pregnant: ‘I’m sure I’ll think about changing my mind a million times again, just like I think about it a million times every day…”
Laura, birthmother of Jamie: “I held him for about 45 minutes, just whispering in his ear that I loved him…and that he would be happy.”
Dawn, placed her son 11 years ago: “I felt great relief…I just knew in my heart that everything was going to be okay.”
Birthmother Portraits offers a revealing look at the conflict, determination, and deep devotion of birthparents who choose adoption. It acknowledges the unique bond between birth family, adoptive family, and the child they mutually love.