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Forever Grieving as a Birth Mother

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To be a birth mother you are made to feel you are not good enough to parent your child. You are made to feel you have to stay silent or feel shame if you talk about it… so just stuff it down and pretend it never happened is what we often feel we must do!

I felt I wasn’t allowed to grieve the loss of my daughter. I felt I had to grieve in secret. What a very traumatic experience; it was absolutely devastating.

I have never been the same since that day. The day I surrendered my parental rights — I remember that day so clearly. The pressure “to do the right thing.” The wording is so cruel on the paper work.

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