Lucy – A Birth Mother’s Journey – Part 8

By |February 6th, 2013|

The journey home
The 6 weeks following my baby’s birth went too quickly. I was told when I would be returned home and unlike the others, I was not traveling with them but alone with my baby. We mostly travelled with our babies.

Some parents interested in adopting came to the home to view, one of us girls […]

Lucy – A Birth Mother’s Journey – Part 7

By |February 6th, 2013|

The Beginning.

It was a week after my parents discovered I was pregnant and I was on a train with my mother to the start of my new life. I had a life before that and I knew I would have a life following that, but this journey made me whole.

With older parents and a very […]

Lucy – A Birth Mother’s Journey – Part 5

By |February 4th, 2013|

What is a name to me?

I have lots of names and will no doubt have many more before my life is over, some are fleeting, whilst others are more lasting – Baby, oddles, teenager, girl, girlfriend, woman, wife, partner, mother, mum and grandma.

Then there are the pet names that parents and people close to us call […]

Lucy – A Birth Mother’s Journey – Part 3

By |February 3rd, 2013|

I was in my late 30’s married and living in a very middle class area with two son’s and a husband. I had given birth to three son’s and this is the start of my growth. Having worked at home for some years, I had just started an office job when I started to have […]

Lucy – A Birth Mother’s Journey – Parts 1&2

By |February 2nd, 2013|

Lucy – A birth mother’s journey

I was a girl of 16, I was pregnant, it was the 1960’s, adoption was the norm. I was a child myself, not like the 16 year old’s of today. My parents ran my life and owned everything about me. I would be a child until I was 21 years […]