Placing a Child for Adoption | A Birth Mother's Story

Placing a Child for Adoption | A Birth Mother's Story

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Tamra Dawn Hyde

In this exclusive interview, Tamra, a birth mother and adoption advocate, shares the beautiful story of her decision to place her son for adoption.

As the mission and message of is to help others move forward in life, I could think of no better example of this than Tamra Dawn Hyde—a woman who, in my opinion, epitomizes what it means to move forward. I met Tamra in 2007 and recorded part of her story in 2008 (which can be seen here). That video, according to Tamra, has encouraged several people to choose adoption.

In February of this year, I was fortunate enough to interview Tamra again and produce this new video. Please take ten minutes out of your life to listen to Tamra’s beautiful story of adoption. I assure you that it will touch your heart.



About the author

Seth Adam Smith

Seth Adam Smith is a best-selling, award-winning author and blogger whose writings have been translated into over thirty languages and featured on Huffington Post, Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, the Today Show, and many other news outlets around the world.

A survivor of a suicide attempt in 2006, Seth is an advocate for resources and understanding concerning depression and suicide prevention and regularly writes about these topics in his books and on his blog. He recently finished "Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern," and is currently working on a series of historical novels set in Colonial America.

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  • As an adoptee who has recently reunited with her birth family after 26 years, I appreciate that Tamra has the courage to share her experience and support others who are in similar situations. I know her son will be very thankful for what she did for him and I hope she can have a relationship with him in the future.

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