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 25: End of Season 1 | Birth Mothers Amplified
This week on Birth Mothers Amplified we are closing out Season 1 with an episode from our awesome hosts, Emma and Muthoni. They talk all things past and upcoming with exciting talk of our plans for Birth Mothers Amplified season 2. We hope you will take the time to listen to Emma and Muthoni wrap up our final episode of season 1 and even look back on a few of your favorite episodes from this season as well. Check us out on instagram @birthmothersamplified for more information about our podcast, birth mother guests, and content.
Episode 24: Open Adoption Panel 2.0 | Birth Mothers Amplified
This week on Birth Mothers Amplified, Emma and Muthoni are joined by 3 birth mothers. These incredible women discuss open adoption and all things adoption relationships. They discuss common questions about open adoption, how each of their open adoptions have developed over the years, and the benefits of open adoption. Every adoption is unique, so we are so excited that Katie, Nacole, and Nikki could join Emma and Muthoni to each talk about their individual experiences with an open adoption relationship and why they chose to navigate their adoption journey with an open relationship. Please visit us on instagram of Facebook @birthmothersamplified to learn more about our individual guests from this episode.
Episode 23: Finding Strength from Within | Latoya's Adoption Story
This week on Birth Mothers Amplified we are joined by Latoya, a birth mother of 16 years. Latoya found herself in an unplanned pregnancy at the age of 18 her senior year of high school. She had a son she was already raising at that point and was faced with making the decision as to how she would proceed with this pregnancy. Latoya initially considered abortion before she was informed how far along she already was. She shares how her experience at the abortion clinic and learning this information changed her mind and encouraged her to look for more options. Latoya courageously shares her story and the difficult decisions that led her to choosing adoption. Here is how Latoya describes her adoption journey in her own words: "There are those who viewed my decision to be a birth mother as selfish, but in fact this journey has been the true definition of selflessness. No longer do I walk this path in shame or embarrassment. For being a birth mother requires strength and grit, and greater than these, it requires love."
Latoya has four more children, between the ages of 19 and 2 and is also in nursing school! She is working on starting a non-profit organization to help young girls in crisis situations. She is an incredible woman and we hope you take the time to listen to her episode!
Disclaimer: the audio quality on this episode is not great. Because we record with our guests remotely, this can happen. We encourage you to watch the video version of this episode and turn on subtitles on Youtube.
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!
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!
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.
Just what I’ve been looking for!
What a beautiful, amazing, informative resource. I’m a hopeful adoptive mom and have been looking for something to educate me on the expectant/birth mother perspective. I’m 5 episodes in and have learned so much. I’m so thankful for these beautiful souls sharing their hearts and stories. I feel so much more prepared and hopeful for a beautiful open adoption 🤍 Thank you!
This is exactly what our world needed! Thank you for putting this together.
Much love from Zach w / Living Corporate
This is a GREAT concept and I love the fact that this space exists. Please keep it up y’all!!