Adoption Awareness Month is in full swing, and one of its goals is to educate people about adoption.
It’s a task that Hillary Jones has taken upon herself to do not just this month, but every month of the year.
Hillary is a birthmother and a photographer. Through her photographic essay, The Birthmother Series, she hopes to change the way that society views birthmothers by giving them a voice—and a face.
“Giving up a child for adoption isn’t nearly as much of a taboo today as it was a few decades ago,” she recently told Canada Adopts! “Yet I know I am not the only birthmother who has faced judgement and harsh criticism as a result of the stereotypes of women who place their children.”
By documenting their first-person stories, Hillary hopes to go beyond the “birthmother” label and show that women who placing their children for adoption aren’t a stereotype. Continue reading →