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Birth Mothers Amplified is co-hosted by friends and fellow birth mothers Muthoni and Emma. Most weeks they are joined by one or more birth mother guests to talk about adoption topics. Birth Mothers Amplified thrives on empowering the women who make adoptions possible and allowing birth parents to speak their truths and share their stories authentically.

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Birth Mothers Amplified is co-hosted by friends and fellow birth mothers Muthoni and Emma. Most weeks they are joined by one or more birth mother guests to talk about adoption topics. Birth Mothers Amplified thrives on empowering the women who make adoptions possible and allowing birth parents to speak their truths and share their stories authentically.

    Episode 22: Grief and Resources for Birth Mothers Post-Placement Part 2 | Birth Mothers Amplified

    Episode 22: Grief and Resources for Birth Mothers Post-Placement Part 2 | Birth Mothers Amplified

    This week on Birth Mothers Amplified, we are excited to share the second part of our last episode, an informative, yet emotional episode that we feel is much needed for birth mothers. Emma and Muthoni are joined by Birth Parent case worker Heather and birth mother Leslie. Leslie shares her story and discusses how she felt grief and began to heal after placing her child for adoption. Heather shares her professional experiences and discusses the resources available to birth mothers that can aid them in the healing process and enable them to face the grief and difficult emotions faced post placement. If you haven't checked out part 1, we encourage you to watch or listen! We hope you enjoy it!

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    Episode 21: Grief and Resources for Birth Mothers Post-Placement Part 1 | Birth Mothers Amplified

    Episode 21: Grief and Resources for Birth Mothers Post-Placement Part 1 | Birth Mothers Amplified

    This week on Birth Mothers Amplified, we are excited to share an informative, yet emotional episode that we feel is much needed for birth mothers. Emma and Muthoni are joined by Birth Parent case worker Heather and birth mother Leslie. Leslie shares her story and discusses how she felt grief and began to heal after placing her child for adoption. Heather shares her professional experiences and discusses the resources available to birth mothers that can aid them in the healing process and enable them to face the grief and difficult emotions faced post placement. Because there was so much to cover and discuss on this topic, we will be releasing part 2 in the upcoming weeks. We hope you enjoy it!

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    Episode 20: Question & Answer with Emma + Muthoni | Birth Mothers Amplified

    Episode 20: Question & Answer with Emma + Muthoni | Birth Mothers Amplified

    This week on Birth Mothers Amplified, we are delighted to have a personal conversation with Emma and Muthoni where we get to hear them answer questions that our listeners submitted! These questions include not only adoption topics, but lifestyle questions, wedding updates, and more! We also aim to update you on the upcoming plans and exciting changes as we wrap up season 1 and look forward with anticipation to season 2.

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    Episode 19: Growth after Placement | Lacy's Adoption Story

    Episode 19: Growth after Placement | Lacy's Adoption Story

    Birth Mothers Amplified is co-hosted by friends and fellow birth mothers Muthoni and Emma. Most weeks they are joined by one or more birth mother guests to talk about adoption topics.  Birth Mothers Amplified thrives on empowering the women who make adoptions possible and allowing birth parents to speak their truths and share their stories authentically.

    Lacy placed her daughter for adoption 14 years ago after realizing she would not be able to parent and provide her daughter with the life she deserved. Her journey has been full of ups and downs and everything she feels she has learned throughout it has shaped her into the woman and mother she is today. She chose to alter her post-adoption agreement from open to semi-open after experiencing how difficult it can be to navigate life without facing your emotions. Lacy was able to find support from other birth mothers to help heal and she is now active within the adoption community to try to give back to other members of the adoption triad. Lacy is now happily married to the birth father of her first daughter and they are parenting 3 children of their own together.

    Disclaimer:

    The Birth Mothers Amplified hosts are not licensed medical, legal, or counseling professionals. The content of this show is based solely on the experience of the hosts or guests and should not substitute seeking the advice of licensed professionals. Content in each episode may contain issues that could trigger strong emotions for some listeners. Not recommended for young listeners.

    • 47 min
    Episode 18: Twice a Birth Mother | Katie's Story

    Episode 18: Twice a Birth Mother | Katie's Story

    Birth Mothers Amplified is co-hosted by friends and fellow birth mothers Muthoni and Emma. Most weeks they are joined by one or more birth mother guests to talk about adoption topics.  Birth Mothers Amplified thrives on empowering the women who make adoptions possible and allowing birth parents to speak their truths and share their stories authentically.

    Katie's story has always been about adoption. Since she grew up as an adoptee in a closed adoption, she wrestled a lot with identity and worth. Her parents have always been supportive, but something deeply rooted in Katie couldn’t settle down. Katie refers to herself as rebellious, letting others define her worth, and hurting. However, she was completely unaware that this was all from trauma due to loss and relinquishment. She always wondered about her birth family growing up, but didn’t have the money to unseal records through the agency at 18-early 20’s. Due to this, she decided to put a pin in her search for a while and ended up facing two unplanned pregnancies during that time frame. Her parents adopted her son and after facing her second unplanned pregnancy, Katie chose an agency the second time. Her story is complex, deep, and will give a perspective on what it is like to be an adoptee and a birth mother of two. 

    Disclaimer:     

    The Birth Mothers Amplified hosts are not licensed medical, legal, or counseling professionals. The content of this show is based solely on the experience of the hosts or guests and should not substitute seeking the advice of licensed professionals. Content in each episode may contain issues that could trigger strong emotions for some listeners. Not recommended for young listeners.

    • 46 min
    Episode 17: The Paradigm Shift of Adoption | Ana's Adoption Story

    Episode 17: The Paradigm Shift of Adoption | Ana's Adoption Story

    Birth Mothers Amplified is co-hosted by friends and fellow birth mothers Muthoni and Emma. Most weeks they are joined by one or more birth mother guests to talk about adoption topics.  Birth Mothers Amplified thrives on empowering the women who make adoptions possible and allowing birth parents to speak their truths and share their stories authentically.  

    This week on Birth Mothers Amplified, Emma and Muthoni are joined by Ana, a sweet and passionate birth mother and mother. Ana's been a birth mother for 6 years to a sweet little boy. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter and loves to bake and watch binge worthy shows including The Office, Parks and Rec, and reality TV. She's a stay at home mom, so quarantining is nothing new to her. During her episode, Ana shares the joys and pains of becoming a mother after placing her son for adoption, how she came to her decision, what is was like making the decision to place, and the journey she has been on following placement. She discusses what it was like on her journey to become a mother, and the emotions she faced hitting milestones experienced in previous years when pregnant with her son.

    Disclaimer:    

    The Birth Mothers Amplified hosts are not licensed medical, legal, or counseling professionals. The content of this show is based solely on the experience of the hosts or guests and should not substitute seeking the advice of licensed professionals. Content in each episode may contain issues that could trigger strong emotions for some listeners. Not recommended for young listeners.

    • 36 min

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