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From what I've heard from people I know who've explored the adoption process, it can be a very complex and emotional situation. I have no doubt that the same applies to expecting mothers looking for alternatives to raising a child. This fall, WE tv will premiere Adoption Diaries, which showcases real stories of open adoptions.
Set to premiere Saturday, September 12th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, Adoption Diaries, the show will document the journey of birth mothers and adoptive parents as they work together to establish a future for a child. The series will focus on open adoptions, with the help of Dr. Jennifer Bliss and the Independent Adoption center. Open adoptions allow the birth mom to choose the parents who will be raising their child and also lets them remain in the child’s life in some capacity.
Each episode of ADOPTION DIARIES follows a different compelling story from the beginning stages, as a birth mother is faced with the daunting task of choosing her baby's future family. Viewers follow along as a couple is selected and hear their own unique story, many of which include years of roller coaster emotions surrounding their infertility, the decision to adopt and the overall process itself. Each set of adoptive parents works closely with Jennifer Bliss to develop what will be a lifelong relationship with the birth mother. Together they share in the experience of creating a family, from pregnancy through birth, and the child’s future. Open adoption is a unique process, filled with overwhelming emotions as life is gifted from one mother to another, and families are brought together for the sake of a child's future.
The series will premiere with a one-hour special on September 12th after which, three 30-minute episodes will air on the Saturdays that follow. I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who will find this series interesting, either because they have their own experiences with adoption or because they’re exploring the option themselves. I think it’s a fantastic idea for We to be doing this kind of show and I wouldn’t be surprised if there were more series on this subject in the future.