14 Moms Reveal What It's Like To Give Up Their Babies For Adoption — And It's Heartbreaking

"I gave my son up for adoption to keep him safe from his birth father."

Giving up a child for adoption, no matter the reason, can be a harrowing decision to make. The painful separation between child and mother aside, adoption still carries a stigma in today's society and can come with a whole lot of judgment from others. 

According to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, more than 423,000 children are in the U.S. foster care system; 114,556 of them available for adoption.

Statistics aside, moms have anonymously opened up about their adoption experiences via the Whisper app — and their confessions expose the struggle that many moms face when they're considering finding their child a new home.

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