The Pregnancy Outreach And Birth Mothers

956 Words Dec 1st, 2016 4 Pages
For my cultural plunge, I decided to sit in at a birth mothers care group for women who decided to give their child or children up for adoption. This care group is one of many care groups held by Crisis Pregnancy Outreach. Crisis Pregnancy Outreach, or “CPO” is a nonprofit organization assisting women in crisis, such as those experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Their main mission is to help woman find alternate solutions to unplanned pregnancies that do not result in abortion.
Each week women gather at Christian Chapel, a church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to meet with mentors to discuss what they endured that week. There are several different care groups. The most attended groups are the parenting and birth mothers groups. I decided to sit in at a birth mothers group, which was uncomfortable for me. This care group is held for birth mothers who have gave their child or children up for adoption. Some of the birth mothers experience open adoption, meaning they have some form of communication with their birth children. Although some birth mothers obtain closed adoptions, where they have no communication with their birth children.
This experience was very eye opening for me. I cannot relate to any of these women because I have no children, nor am I a product of adoption. It was truly amazing to hear each of their testimonies. One story that stood out to me was of a woman that was around my age, and decided to place her son for adoption. At the time when she placed him, she was…

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