I’m Having Their Baby Season 2 #ImHavingTheirBaby (giveaway ends 31, 2013)



This past summer I shared information with my readers about a new series on the Oxygen network called I’m Having Their Baby. If you would like to read my original post you can find it here.

I’m Having Their Baby is one of those shows that gets people talking. Each episode brings you up close and personal with women who have made the painful decision to give their child up for adoption after an unplanned pregnancy.

Here is a synopsis of the series;

Oxygen Media premieres season two of the authentic and powerful docu-series I’m Having Their Baby on Wednesday, June 12 at 10 PM ET/PT, providing an intimate and emotional look at adoption by telling the too-often untold story through the eyes of the birth mother. The hour-long series documents a range of poignant, personal stories of women struggling with an unplanned pregnancy and ultimately deciding whether or not to place their baby in the hands of another family. This season delves deeper into the lives of birth mothers entering the adoption process, their family and friends affected by their decision and in some cases the potential adoptive couples.

I’m Having Their Baby is produced by Hud:sun Media with Michael Rourke and Bryn Freedman as executive producers.

I could not imagine giving my child up for adoption. I think it takes a very emotionally strong person to do that. There is nothing wrong with that. In fact my own biological mother gave me up. Although I wasn’t officially adopted (I was raised by my paternal grandparents) I am grateful that she did that because my “mom” and “dad’ (paternal grandparents) gave me a wonderful life.

I can see “both sides of the coin”, so to speak, when I watch the series. On one hand I’m a mom and I couldn’t imagine giving up my child. On the other hand I was a child that was given up by my biological mother and it was the best thing that could have happened to me.

When a new baby arrives into a family all eyes are on the new life and the ecstatic parents. Sadly no one really thinks about the birth mother and her story. How did she get pregnant? Why did she get pregnant? Why can’t she keep the baby? What was it that convinced her that giving up her child was the best thing she could do? These are the questions (and answers) that I’m Having Their Baby explores in each episode.


Many people might assume that the birth mother is a teenager who can barely support herself, let alone an infant. While that is true in many situations, that is not always the case. Sometimes birth moms are older women and can afford to raise the child, but for whatever reason they feel like they cannot provide the child with the life he/she truly deserves.

What I like about the show is that it really pulls you into the personal stories. Unlike other reality shows, I’m Having Their Baby is more engaging. Their stories are real and they are being played out again and again across the country and around the world. Every day a woman makes a decision to give up her child. This show helps to highlight the many reasons why so that people don’t assume that the birth mother was a foolish teen or a selfish individual who didn’t care about the child.

Although the show does tug at your heartstrings, it is also heartwarming too, especially when you see the joy and excitement in the face of the adoptive parents. It’s a beautiful thing to see someone become a mother (meaning the adoptive mother). A father too for that matter.

The show touches upon the emotions of all those involved, not only the birth mother but also their families, the father of the child, as well as the families who are going to receive the little miracle once he/she is born. As you can imagine there are a lot of tears being shed so I would recommend that you have a box of tissues handy just in case. 🙂

Baby Adoption

Did you know that each year there are 6 million pregnancies in the United States. Of those 6 million, 3 million are unplanned pregnancies. Out of the 3 million, 14,000 babies are put up for adoption. I guess that makes me one of the 3 million because my husband and I didn’t plan either of our children. They just happened. We were more prepared for the birth of our youngest than we were for our first born. Giving her up for adoption was never an option for us.

I think this show is great for teenagers to watch too because the teenager moms that are featured on the series talk about how hard it is to raise a baby and it shows that being a pregnant teen is not easy.

Here are a couple of webisodes from Oxygen’s “I’m Having Their Baby: Raising Baby”. I really like how each one explores what happens after a baby is put up for adoption. Each situation is unique and has its own individual results.

Both stories shown in the webisodes revisit an open adoption from Season 1 of I’m Having Their Baby where the birth mother are still in contact with the adoptive parents and get to see their child on a regular basis. This is certainly an option. Other families opt to have a closed adoption where there is no further contact between the birth parent/parents and the child given up for adoption. Each individual story has it’s own unique situation.

It was great to see what happens after they gave up their babies for adoption and how their lives have changed (or not changed) since then. I also like that each birth mother had their own personal story that lead them to this life changing decision.

Check out the webisodes (below).

“I’m Having Their Baby: Raising Nayamah


“I’m Having Their Baby: Raising Vivienne


For more information about I’m Having Their Baby and the web series please visit Oxygen.com/Baby.

You can also follow the show on Facebook and Twitter. To join in on the conversation on Twitter please use the hashtag #ImHavingTheirBaby.

To get you excited about the new season of I’m Having Their Baby I have a $50 Visa gift card giveaway.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on May 31, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to respond or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please check out the webisodes and then leave a comment on this post and tell me what was your favorite part, the most moving part or why you enjoyed it.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*I am being compensated for my participation however the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Mary Happymommy says:

    I like the fact that the birth parents and adoptive parents keep in touch.

  2. Livivua Chandler says:

    i am happy that she took her daughter to get counseling about her feelings for not keeping her sister

  3. April Yedinak says:

    I had to go to their site to watch the videos, but the thing I liked is how the adults in the first video put the baby’s needs above theirs and how the birth mother was handling the situation with her other children.

  4. Tammy S says:

    I thought it was great in the episode of Raising Nayamah. That Jamie realized that her older daughter was having a hard time with the adoption. so she got her into counseling.

  5. tammy shelton says:

    I watched Jamie’s Story. Her oldest daughters experience of the situation makes me so sad and I like that she’s getting counseling.

  6. Lisa Brown says:

    I’m Having Their Baby: Raising Nayamah: Most moving is when Nayamah got to visit with her sibling and biological family, does not happen all that much with many adoptions. I am also happy that the adoptive parents where hand picked, that is always reassuring to the biological parents. Glad all are happy and content.

  7. My favorite part is seeing that this baby is happy in her new family

  8. D SCHMIDT says:

    My favorite part is that she does not regret her decision and that Jamie has changed her life and that her children seem to have adjusted. I love that both families are working together to do what is best for everyone, they genuinely seem to be happy and comfortable together.

  9. Margaret Smith says:

    This show looks wonderful. I like that it really touches you and has so much emotion. I like that the birth mother is doing what she feels is best for her baby and that she gets the guidance and help for her family to deal with the adoption too.

  10. Janet W. says:

    The most moving part to me is watching Jamie get to visit with her daughter and the adoptive parents. That’s so lovely that she chose to give her a better life and that both families are so wonderful to each other.

  11. Olivia Rubin says:

    I love that Jamie was able to see her decision was a positive and was able to visit her daughter with her new adoptive family

  12. Robin Wilson says:

    I really like how obvious it is that these couples truly like each other and get along so well. You can just hear in everyone’s voices how at ease they are. They are all comfortable with their decisions! So nice!

  13. Robin Wilson says:
  14. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Thought That In The Raising Nayamah Episode When The Two Families Came Together To Discuss The Progress And Share Feelings Was Very Touching!

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  16. Sarah L says:

    I liked that the families kept in touch with each other.
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  17. stephanie hodges says:

    I never heard of it until now. I am researching into it and do like how families are attempting to resolve conflicts. Seems like that isn’t heard much anymore in society.

  18. Heather Hayes Panjon says:
  19. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love it when the kids get to see the baby! I also love that everyone seems to care for the other! What a beautiful heartwarming show!

  20. Debra Hall says:

    i dont have cable i wish i could see it

  21. DEBIJOT says:

    with Jamie’s Story is was touching to watch her oldest daughter’s experience with the adoption.

  22. Karen Glatt says:

    I thought that Jamie showed incredible love and strength in her decision to give up her baby to a loving couple. Jamie knew she was not going to be able to provide for Nayamah. I was so glad that Jamie and her kids got to stay in touch and get to see Nayamah. It really helps Jamie to feel better getting to see how well Nayamah is doing.

  23. Cynthia R says:

    i loved how the families come for visits and the kids can play with each other.

  24. I like how Jamie has a great relationship with Nayamah’s adoptive parents. Its great to see two families come together for the benefit of the kids

  25. stephanie says:

    i love that the birth parents and adoptive parents keep in touch

  26. I like the fact that the two families are staying close.

  27. Kate F. says:

    I like that the birth parents have open adoptions and can still see their children sometimes.

  28. Cynthia C says:

    I like that they all worked together for the best interest of the child.

  29. steve weber says:

    I really enjoyed the look on the girls face when she was staring out the window looking at her parents, she was really happy and excited.

  30. Monique Rizzo says:

    I love the continued communication between the families.
    Thanks for the chance.

  31. Amanda Hoffman says:

    i love how they still visit and follow up and gave the birth mom and siblings pictures and raising nayamah

  32. Christina says:

    I loved seeing this update! I watched the entire first season, so its nice to see how one family is doing. I loved that Jamie and the adoptive family are working to maintain a relationship, I hope they are able to continue to build on that. I also love that Jamie sought out help for her daughter who was struggling with the adoption. And its nice to see she has enrolled in school!

  33. I like that the birth and adoptive parents keep in touch
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  34. Ellen B says:

    I like that the families stay in touch – i really think that is important to the child

  35. christine jessamine says:

    i love that everyone got a chance to visit with the baby!

  36. Robin Wilson says:
  37. I liked how the families kept in touch and it remained a positive experience for everyone

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  38. wendy b says:

    I enjoyed it because it’s compelling drama and I’m rooting for a positive outcome for all.

  39. It was so moving watching Jamie visit the daughter she gave up for adoption. I’m glad she keeps in touch with the family.

  40. meredith says:

    I think an open adoption is a great thing if its the right choice for your family – can provide couples who cant have a baby a chance to have a family and truly use the ” it takes a village” approach to make sure the little one has a family

  41. rachel travis says:

    I think it’s neat that they allow her to stay in contact!

  42. I love that the birth mother is still able to keep in touch

  43. Stephanie Larison says:

    I like they all keep in touch, that it’s all open.

  44. Robin Wilson says:
  45. Shannon S. says:

    I love seeing other people help one another…to give someone a life to take care of is the most precious gift.

  46. it is nice to see how they bond together.

  47. I am amazed at how open the adoption is with Nayamah, I’m glad the sisters can see their little sister.
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  48. Jennifer T. says:

    How brave of Jamie to put up Nayamah for adoption! I love that it’s strengthened her relationship with her other 3 kids.

  49. robyn paris says:

    i enjoyed watching this. I did like the bioligical parents went back to visit.

  50. Mary Calabrese says:

    I love that they show that adoption can really work out.

  51. Kyl Neusch says:

    they kept in touch

  52. Robin Wilson says:
  53. Alfredo Reyes says:

    “The open adoption decision was made because of love” – beautiful point made.

  54. California Gurl says:

    For someone who writes about adoption and a show (albeit a terrible one) on adoption, you certainly do not have a very good handle on positive adoption language. The most important rule of which is never use the term “give up” when referring to a placement. The adoption world, including and especially birthmothers use the terms “choose to place” or “choose to parent.” Thumbs down to this article.

  55. Tabathia B says:

    I love the level of maturity that Jaimie showed knowing she couldn’t handle one more child and knowing she wanted her baby to have a stable two parent home. The relationship is great between the two families and is so relaxed and they bring Nayamah to visit her birth mother and siblings and that Jaimie was wise enough to get her oldest daughter in counseling because she didn’t understand the adoption

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  56. Stacey B says:

    My favorite and the most moving part was when she saw her daughter gain. Very bittersweet moment

  57. Robin Wilson says:
  58. soha molina says:

    I liked watching the adoptive parents interact and gush over the baby. It is heart-warming.

  59. Barbara Montag says:

    I enjoyed it because of the joint adoption,
    Thank you.

  60. I thought it was wonderful that they had a open adoption and see how their baby is doing I think it would be hard going thru life always wondering where she is and how she is doing

  61. Sara Floyd says:

    I love that the birth parents can still see their baby and they made the best decision for their baby!

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  64. Robin Wilson says:
  65. She is soo cute!! It is great that they get to see her so often. She will know that she was not abandoned, that she is surrounded by people who lover her.

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  70. I like that she makes a chose that is best for the baby long term and is comfortable with it. A very hard thing to do.

  71. Robin Wilson says:
  72. rebecca shockley says:

    The open adoption I like!

  73. I loved the webisode, I like hearing stories of different ways families are grown. This reminded me of the old show, An Adoption Story.
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  74. Robin Wilson says:
  75. i feel for her when Jamie says there’s not one moment that she doesn’t regret giving up her baby for adoption but she happy that the baby will have a father

  76. Terri Payne says:

    I like the simple fact that a young women makes this decision, rather than aborting or keeping it when she is not ready.

  77. i enjoyed it because becoming a mother was so special to me and i love hearing how others became a parent!

  78. Robin Wilson says:
  79. The older daughter’s reaction is really sad. 🙁 It is a good thing the mom is keeping her in mind and puts her in counseling.

  80. Rosanne says:

    I enjoyed it because the media if finally promoting adoption over abortion and valuing life

  81. Robin Wilson says:
  82. I like that they have an open adoption

  83. I enjoy seeing the mother giving the baby up for adoption instead of getting an abortion

  84. Robin Wilson says:
  85. Ashley T says:

    I enjoy seeing brave people do what is best for the child, although it may be hard,

  86. Susan Smith says:

    The most moving part to me is watching Jamie get to visit with her daughter and the adoptive parents, It’s great that she gets to see her grow up.

  87. Ellie W says:

    I like the relationship between the birth parents, the adoptive parents, and the child.

  88. Daniel M says:

    Jamie visiting her daughter and the adoptive parents

  89. Claire McKeon says:

    From “Raising Nayamah” I love the interaction between the two families especially the children. So sweet!

  90. jules m. says:

    i love that the birth mother can see the baby and get updates about the child as they grow

  91. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    the fact that they are all looking out for the child
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  92. Suzanne Lewis says:

    I really like that Mercedes and Mike were still going strong after Vivienne’s birth.

  93. I love how they make it an open adoption

  94. Karrie Millheim says:

    That they are having an open adoption..that she unselfishly gave her child a good home to 2 loving parents

  95. Erica C. says:

    The most moving part is the open adoption. I can only imagine how hard that is.

  96. I like the way that they were truly concerned with the baby first.

  97. just watching the girls give their babies up makes me cry and feel for them..but at least they are going to good homes and it seems the birth parent and the adoptive parent keep in touch.

  98. Geoff K says:

    The most moving part to me was seeing the open and civil relationship between Jamie and the adoptive parents.

  99. Samii Meyer says:

    I like that the families are still keeping in touch

  100. I like seeing the adoptive and birth families staying in contact.

  101. Nice that the birth mother and adoptive parents keep in touch.

  102. Vikki Billings says:

    I love that the families stay in touch and I love that because if it is possible to do it like that I think it has to be really good for the child.

  103. I like that they stay in contact.