Based on comments left on the first post (giveaway post), people are really touched by the stories. Each episode features two individual stories.
The show can bring up strong emotions in some viewers, especially if they have any personal experience of either adopting a child, or having to “gift” their child to another family.
Here are a few facts about the show viewers might be interested in knowing.
As seen during season one, this documentary-style series gives viewers an intimate peek into the world of adoption by telling the too-often untold story of the birth mother and her experience in making this difficult and emotional choice. It documents a range of complicated, poignant, and personal stories as the women struggle with an unplanned pregnancies, move through the adoption process and ultimately, decide whether or not to place their baby in the hands of another family. Season two will continue on this path, delving 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.
Each episode follows two pregnant women who have made the choice to place their babies for adoption, and are making the life changing decisions that come next. In getting to know the birth mother, and in some cases the birth father and potential adoptive couple, the hour-long episodes allow viewers to bear witness to the adoption process and heart wrenching final decision that each woman must face.
Over the course of this docu-series, I’m Having Their Baby shows a wide range of various stories that feature young women that have chosen to put their baby up for adoption. Some are teenagers and some are well into their twenties; they come from states all over the country; and the circumstances that led to their choice are quite diverse. Ultimately, all of the women struggle with this decision and want to do what’s best for their baby as well as themselves.
All of the birth mothers wanted to share their story openly and honestly. Oxygen’s goal was to be authentic in the representation of these very personal journeys and the mixed emotions that come along with that, allowing viewers to bear witness to the adoption process and heart-wrenching final decision each family must face
The women featured on the show had already sought out an adoption agency and had made the choice to pursue adoption for their unborn child when they were approached to participate in the show.
Adoption laws do vary from state to state. The production company, who had no part in influencing birth mothers, did a nationwide casting search to find these birth moms willing to share their stories. Once those individuals were selected, their stories were followed.
I hope knowing this background information will pique your interest in the show even more. Especially because these are real life stories and not something made up for the viewing audience.
I like that the show features women with very different circumstances. Not all situations are the same. Some people might assume that the women featured on the series are just teenagers that became pregnant by “accident”. While that might be the case in a few stories, it doesn’t represent all stories. These women each have their own individual stories and reasons for placing their newborn up for adoption.
Because the stories are all different the episodes vary week after week so you never know how each episode is going to turn out.
To get you excited about the new season check out the trailer (below).
Remember to tune in TONIGHT, June 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM (EST) / 9:00 PM (Central).
If you would like to keep up with what is happening with the series, or chat with others about the show, you can follow I’m Having Their Baby on Facebook and Oxygen on Twitter. You can also check out the I’m Having Their Baby page on Oxygen.
A few weeks ago I hosted a giveaway for the series. The winner of the $50 gift card is S. Travis (winner’s name).
*I am being compensated for my participation however the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.