Birth Mother Stories

Katee Cieri

Adoption STAR has impacted my life in more ways than one could imagine.

After becoming pregnant at the age of 16 I chose adoption for my birth son. I was scared and had no idea what to expect when walking in the door (and up all of those stairs at the old office!) to the agency. I was overwhelmed by the tremendous support and overall respect that I received from STAR. I do not know if I would have been able to do it without them.

On September 16, 2004 Camden was born and I knew my decision was the right one. I was able to choose the family that was meant to be Camden’s parents. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about them and what amazing people they are. They have told me several times that they are so grateful for me and what I have given them and I hope they know how grateful I am for them in return.

Placing my birth son for adoption was one of the most difficult things I have done in life, but I firmly believe that I was meant to do it. The process of placing Camden has shaped me into the person that I am today. Adoption has become a passion of mine and the agency has everything to do with that.

I hope that the agency prospers and can continue to create forever families long into the future.

Sarah Courtney

I am a birth mother. Words I never thought I would say. I came to Adoption STAR several years ago, and had no idea what to expect. To say I was afraid is an understatement. From the first phone call, the staff at STAR made me felt so comfortable. At a time in my life when I felt worthless, they made me feel important and loved again.

STAR always put my needs first as a birth mother and through the whole process made sure I was comfortable and made sure that the decision that I was making was best for myself and my family. I am so thankful to Michele and her staff for all that they have done for me. I have an amazing birth daughter and she has an awesome mother and father thanks to STAR. I am proud to say I am a birth mother, and owe that all to Adoption STAR.


I placed my daughter for adoption through Adoption STAR. They we’re great and held my hand the whole way through. I couldn’t recommend a better agency. They helped me select my daughter’s adoptive family and were so supportive before and after the adoption.

My daughter is in a happy home and can grow with a loving family. It was a very hard decision to make. They helped me get through a decision that needed to be made for the betterment of my daughter. Thanks Adoption STAR!