46 episodes

Birth mothers telling their stories of placement.

Birth Moms Real Talk D. Yvonne Rivers

    • Health & Fitness

Birth mothers telling their stories of placement.

    58: Lori P – “I Felt Alone and Abandoned”

    58: Lori P – “I Felt Alone and Abandoned”

    Lori spoke about her experience of becoming a mother as lonely and afraid. Lori talked about her uniqueness of being Jewish and the perspective of the guilt and shame placed on her. Lori experienced many traumas in her life that brought many challenges of “coping in life “.
    She spoke about the “voices” in her ear that determined her own voice of asking herself “ if she was worthy. Lori traveled the road of many birth/first mothers of building the courage to “ Speak “ and share her story. She has found her “ Voice “.

    • 49 min
    57: Nicole – "We are Told to Move On "

    57: Nicole – "We are Told to Move On "

    Nicole -We are Told to Move On … Not Easy
    Nicole exhibited strength beyond belief as many birth mothers. Nicole experienced many losses from the age of 5, she persisted.
    Nicole’ resilience grew stronger with each trauma. She has built a relationship with her son in her open adoption.
    Now, she is in the midst of one of her Biggest traumas. Listen as she shares her journe

    • 39 min
    55: Marisa – “My Love was Overwhelming”

    55: Marisa – “My Love was Overwhelming”

    Marisa describes her childhood as being a “tough life” living with her single mom. There were many “ life transitions she experienced at an early age without the comfort and love to deal with her traumas. Marisa lived life on the streets and managed to stay focused towards a better life.
    A Friday night invitation for pizza changed her perspective on life. Marisa “Found the Ones” who were meant to be in her life. Marisa shared “words of wisdom” from her life experience and her chosen profession.

    • 53 min
    54: Maddy – “The Best Two Days of My Life “

    54: Maddy – “The Best Two Days of My Life “

    Maddy grew up with both parents and at an early age lived with both parents in separate homes. She received support as a young teenager from both parents. When Maddy discovered she was pregnant with her boyfriend, she was at a difficult place and decision. She faced the voices of others regarding "what she should do", She faced the same stigma that most birth mothers faced as an 18-year-old unmarried mother. 
    Maddy is a strong and determined young lady who makes up her mind and gets it accomplished. Maddy wants all birth mothers to know that " they have a voice" and they are free to use it. Open adoption is Hard and may 'Shift" from the original agreement. Maddy talks about her devastation and pain when the rules changed about her seeing her daughter. Maddy shares about how she is progressing and experiencing some 'good news' about her life.

    • 53 min
    53: Yvonne – “The Journey of Reunion “

    53: Yvonne – “The Journey of Reunion “

    Yvonne started her reunion with her son by finding him on social media in 2015, connected to him and meeting for the first time after 45 years in 2018 and now 2023, still progressing on a path of Grace and Healing. Yvonne started BMRT Podcast in June 2021 as a “ Place of providing a safe place for birth and natural mothers to share their “truth’ of disenfranchised grief for so many years. Our moms range from 14 years old to over 40 years, from the 1950s to now, who share their adoption stories.
    We are all Mothers and our stories are different. This episode covers Yvonne sharing her steps, her thoughts, her journey in reunion. Reunion is Great AND Hard at the same time. This reality of facing nature versus nurture, facing the discovery of each other and growing to love her son and allowing him the space to process, accept and grow to love her. It is indeed a roller coaster journey . It is “ All about Love”.  We are All in This Together. Listen to Episode 00 , where Yvonne shares her full journey with Damon Davis of “ Who Am I Really Podcast “

    • 21 min
    52: Shanae – “ Believe Your Truth – You Belong Here “

    52: Shanae – “ Believe Your Truth – You Belong Here “

    Shanae remembers the age of 9 and 1/2 so vividly. This time in her life was very challenging and brought forth many traumas that disrupted her life. This life-changing moment gave way to her ‘gift’ of writing her feelings in a journal. This was her “ coping” method. Shanae faced doubts of her ‘ truth’ by the adults in her circle.
    As an expectant mother, she faced challenges and vulnerabilities in her life. She faced the flop - flop of support from family. Many perceptions of adoption were from what she watched on “ TV’. She is focused on healing herself and her son. Shanae’s message to birthmothers is “ You Belong Here”

    • 51 min

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