Adoption – story of a girl who gave up his son for adoption and documented it

March 52013

I got really emotional when I read this article on because I’m a mom too. This topic is controversial as it is and people have different feelings on this subject. Callie Mitchell who is a 25 year old photographer gave up his son for adoption and she was brave enough to document it. Although I don’t agree with her 100% her story still makes you think.

I have to warn you that her story is pretty emotional especially because she documented everything. Here is just a glimpse of the story you can read the rest yourself. For me it was a really sad one.

Callie Mitchell is a 25-year-old photographer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her dream, she writes, is to “wander the world and capture the miniscule moments of [her] surroundings.”

That dream, however, was recently interrupted.

She got pregnant with her boyfriend’s child and because of what she calls her “countless lies,” the relationship didn’t stand a “fighting chance.”

Realizing the struggle of being a single mom and student just wasn’t in her, she made the heartbreaking decision to give up her baby for adoption. And then she made the brave and incredibly generous decision to document her pregnancy and adoption journey through a series of photos and journal entries.

“I just want to present adoption as a very amazing and beautiful option to unplanned pregnancy,” Callie told Babble.  “I want people to understand that it’s not giving away your baby, it’s giving a couple an opportunity to have something amazing that they might not otherwise be able to have. I am very grateful [to my son's adoptive parents].”

Source: My Baby, Not My Child’: Brave Woman Documents Giving Up Her Infant for Adoption




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