Coming This June: Season 2 of #ImHavingTheirBaby

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I couldn’t wait to hold my baby when I was pregnant. I just wanted to pull each day closer to my delivery date. I think all mothers have a certain connection to each other because we all share the extreme joy and pain that pregnancy and child rearing can bring.

When I started watching I’m Having Their Baby last year, I felt an ache in my heart. I realized that for some mothers the delivery date is something that they are probably trying to push back. Sometimes, you end up pregnant but you are just not ready to become a mother. The variety of the resources needed to raise a healthy and happy child hits you and you recognize that love is not enough. Seeing how bad it can be when families do not have the resources to raise children, I felt that I wanted to reach out to each mother and comfort them in their pain.

Thinking about adoption can be an exhausting journey. I imagine these mothers being pulled from many directions. Though they have different circumstances, they all share that self-inflicted guilt.  Am I being a good parent? Rather, am I even being a good person when I give up the baby? The father may or may not be involved but tension from him can also build up. There are also family members who may be pressuring you to make a decision that you are not too comfortable with. Ironically, these are the same people that the birth mother needs support from.  These mothers need all the love and support from the people they love, value, and hold important to them.

There was one point there that really made me cry. I mentioned the different people who can affect their decision but there are other people involved who may not be aware of everything that is going on yet. I felt sad for the older sibling who seemed to bond with the baby so naturally. He was doing a high five with the baby sister! I just couldn’t forget that scene. One consolation there was that the adoptive parents were not planning on whisking away the baby. In fact for some episodes, the birth parents can still visit the baby. I feel that this kind of openness will give everyone a chance to live better and be happier.

Revisit Jamie’s story from Season One with the “I’m Having Their Baby:Raising Nayamah” webisode here!:


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Season 2 is coming up very soon , and you can watch at Oxygen.com/babyIt reminds me of all those mothers who have shared their lives with us. Become sad with them, become happy with their decision, but above all, become hopeful. Remember them by catching the full first season of the series. Be sure to catch up on the full first season of the series, the web series, and get a sneak peek of season 2 at oxygen.com/baby .

 Oxygen Media premieres season two of the powerful docu-series I’m Having Their Baby on Wednesday, June 12 at 10 PM ET/PT!

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Comments

  1. 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.

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    I enjoyed seeing Jamie and her other children, get to visit with Nayamah to see how she is doing. Keeping in touch is important and it is great to see everyone doing well.

  3. Mami2jcn says:

    I like the fact that the bio parents and the adoptive parents stay in touch. I think that’s the best scenario.

  4. Sandra says:

    I like that they stay in touch — that is always a great thing to see and I imagine that it may seem hard on the adoptive parents.

  5. I purposely have not watched the show. I have given birth to two boys and my husband and I have adopted two–neither at birth. Emma came to us when she was about 5 months old and Zackary came to us at 17. Both are private meaning DHS was not involved, and all three of the birth parents are well known by all. I will say that my daughter’s relationship with her birth father is excellent (he’s my nephew) and even though it’s a unique situation, we’ve all put aside our own weirdness and have made it work. I know that there is no one else on this planet that loves my girl like he and his new wife. The relationships with the birth mothers is not ideal, in fact, there is a lot of bad blood and it’s a shame but no one is at a point where they are willing to deal, myself included.

  6. Jessie C. says:

    I got teary when Jamie gets to visit her daughter in the adoptive family. This is just not the case for one of my best friends. I love how both families stay in touch and get involved.

  7. 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. I expect lots of moments of courage and inspirational stories from watching the new season. It is fabulous to see truly selfless acts.

  8. Amanda Hoffman says:

    i love how they still visit and follow up and gave the birth mom and daughters pictures

  9. meredith says:

    I love hearing stories about how people are faced with challenges and how they decide on their choices – love that this show highlights the positives and difficulties of adoption

  10. How absolutely sweet! My oldest is adopted, and I couldn’t have been more thrilled. Her birth-Mom and I are very close, still, after 7 years. We Facebook, text, call, email, and whenever we’re back in Las Vegas, my daughter visits with her. It’s been so important to us, especially since my daughter has siblings with her birth-Mom. And, being that I am a sister to adopted siblings, I never wanted my daughter to experience the feelings of loss, or needing to find who she is by finding her birth-Mom, things my siblings dealt with.

  11. I always get teared up over stuff like this!

    • Dee says:

      You and me both Katherine.

  12. It has to be a tough decision….I appreciate that both sets of parents have come together to shower this baby with love.

  13. Rachel says:

    I couldn’t imagine making that choice but bravo to the women who did.

  14. This sounds great. Hopefully not too much drama.

  15. Prin Allison says:

    I watched the show last year and it was more than what I expected. I like that they are making a decision based on what is best for the baby.

  16. Tabathia B says:

    I saw that Jaimie made a very hard choice in giving her baby up for adoption and it was very difficult for her to visit with her for the first time after she was adopted. She decided that she wanted her daughter to have something her older children didn’t have a father figure in a two parent stable home and her relationship with the adoptive parents was good and it was great of them to allow Jaimie and her children to be in Nayamah ‘s life

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  17. Katie K says:

    I love that the families are staying in contact with one another – a truly tough decision for both families

  18. Margaret Smith says:

    I like that they stay in touch with each other and with Nayamah

  19. Margaret Smith says:
  20. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I am touched that they go back and visit

  21. robyn paris says:

    I find it sweet that the birth mom goes back to visit her child.

  22. robyn paris says:
  23. Mendy Dinsmore says:

    I like how they stay in contact

  24. Mendy Dinsmore says:
  25. Cynthia C says:

    I think it’s great that they decided to stay in touch so that everyone can remain involved.

  26. Cynthia C says:
  27. Jennifer Mallon says:

    I am touched that they remain in touch and visit. I have an adopted son from Russia who will most likely have questions about his birthmother when he gets older. I have very little information to share with him.

  28. Kelly D says:

    I liked when Jaime said she thinks the adoptive parents are so great & she is glad her birth daughter has such an awesome dad.

  29. Kelly D says:
  30. Tamar says:

    I like how they keep up with Naymah’s developments

  31. Rosanne says:

    I like that they kept in touch afterwards

  32. kelly Nicholson says:

    Watch the Nayamah webisode & tell me what you enjoyed most about it!

    i like positive adoption storys..thanks

  33. kelly Nicholson says:
  34. kim h says:

    I like that they have communication after…that makes the transition easier

  35. Kyl Neusch says:

    get two families

  36. Dana J says:

    i like how the decision seems to have worked out for them

  37. Stephanie Larison says:

    I will definitely be watching this! I love that it’s all open and they keep in touch. I think that is whats best for everyone.

  38. Robert says:

    I am amazed and pleased that they not only stayed in touch, but were friends. That is so rare, and makes you feel good about the world.

  39. sandra says:

    i like the background text for context

  40. Stacey B says:

    My favorite part is when she gets to visit with her daughter, very bitter sweet

  41. Stacey B says:
  42. Jen-EightyMPHMom says:

    I haven’t watched this show yet, but I have heard so many good things about it. I am going to set up my DVR for sure now!

  43. Jen-EightyMPHMom says:

    I love, love, love seeing the updates and photos!

  44. Nancy says:

    I liked that she was able to make a decision based on the best long term interest of the child and continues to keep in touch with the adopting parents. They all seem to get along so well and are supportive of each other.

  45. Christine says:

    like that the decision is made in the best interest of the child

  46. Barbara M says:

    I admire the birth mother’s maturity – wanting what’s best for her baby.
    Thank you.

  47. Barbara M says:
  48. tina reynolds says:

    It made me so happy she got to visit with the baby and the adoptive parents were so good at keeping in contact it might be hard at first but I think the end result was well worth it.

  49. tina reynolds says:
  50. Katherine says:

    The adoptive parents and the birth parents cooperating together for the sake of the baby

  51. Katherine says:
  52. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Seeing the families keep in touch, wow, I get so emotional watching shows like this with a sweet ending

  53. Geoff K says:

    My favorite part was seeing the open, mature, and civil communication between Jamie and the adoptive parents during their meeting.

  54. Geoff K says:
  55. Annalisa L. says:

    MyMy favorite part is watching how adorable the baby is and how honest the piece is about how difficult it was for the mom to give up her baby.

  56. Diane baum says:

    As an adoptive mom, I like that it is an open adoption

  57. Amber says:

    I love how sweet they are and how open they are about the adoption process. Honestly, it’s inspiring and I’m seriously considering adoption as an option now.

  58. Amber says:
  59. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i liked hearing jamies story and why she had to give her baby up for adoption

  60. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  61. PAIGE CHANDLER says:

    I liked the open communication and honesty in a tough situation

  62. Kiara says:

    I really like that it’s an open adoption.
    austma7@aol.com

  63. kelley wood says:

    I like the open adoption…hope it helps people in the future to make a good decision.

  64. DJ says:

    I liked how they chose open adoption! :P

  65. Carol says:

    I like the open communication.

  66. Robin says:

    I love how the parents stay in touch with each other.

  67. Ashley says:

    I love that it’s an open adoption with the parents all staying in touch.

  68. Ellie W says:

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

  69. Ellie W says:
  70. Shauntea Crutcher says:

    I like that the birth parents and the adoptive parents keep in contact with each other.

  71. Daniel M says:

    like how they all stay in touch

  72. Richard Hicks says:

    I liked how open the adoption is and how it will benefit all in the long run

  73. Richard Hicks says:
  74. Erin E says:

    I love that the adoptive parents were so interested and really cared for Jamie. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    Erin E
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  75. Erin Ellis says:

    Tweet:
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    Erin E
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  76. s riches says:

    I really liked how all the adults have the best interests of the baby at heart.

  77. s riches says:
  78. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I like that it was an open adoption

  79. Cody Anderson says:

    I like that they are making a decision based on what is best for the baby.

  80. brandy g. says:

    Yes I will be watching.

  81. alyce poalillo says:

    I liked the addressing of the open adoption issue and that they cared for the welfare of the baby first and foremost

  82. Kelly R. says:

    I like that the adoptive and birth mother stay in touch.

  83. Rebecca Peters says:

    I like that they keep in touch!
    xxbeccaannxx@gmail.com

  84. Jennifer Wade says:

    I like that they chose an open adoption.

  85. Suzanne Lewis says:

    I like when the baby comes back to visit Jamie and her family.

  86. Deb S says:

    I love how the adoption was open and they are doing what is best for the baby. A real family. I love it.

  87. Deb S says:
  88. jules m. says:

    i like how they let the birth mom stay involved.

  89. jules m. says:
  90. letessha says:

    I liked that she was able to see the baby again. Giving up your own baby can be tough.

  91. letessha says:
  92. Susan Smith says:

    I think it’s great that the families keep in touch and the Mom can see her child as she grows.

  93. Susan Smith says:
  94. Ellie W says:
  95. Amity Johnson says:

    the teamwork aspect is amazing…

  96. Christine H. says:
  97. Thomas Murphy says:

    My favorite part was finding out how the two families keep in touch and hearing their stories.

  98. Vikki P says:

    Good to see adults working together for selfless reasons.

  99. Erica C. says:

    I enjoyed the open adoption. However, I can only imagine how hard it is.

  100. Derek Timm says:

    I really like how they kept in contact.

  101. Holly Kennedy says:

    I like that it was an open adoption. I have cousins her were adopted and have had trouble finding their birth parents for medical reasons.

  102. Ashley Morrissey says:

    I like that they all still stay in contact!

  103. Ashley Morrissey says:
  104. Gianna says:

    It’s too sad for me..

  105. Brittney House says:

    I loved the open adoption and how the moms keep in touch

  106. I think the ongoing relationship is really outstanding, and so special. And rare!

  107. judy gardner says:

    i like that it shows how hard it is for the mom to give up her baby

  108. judy gardner says:
  109. a marie hj saver says:

    Being able to be honest in such a hard situation is amazing to see.
    creep4ward

  110. Karrie Millheim says:

    I love that they put the baby first

  111. steve weber says:

    I like the fact that everyone gets along.

  112. John Hutchens says:

    seeing the adoptive and birth family staying in touch and forming a bond

  113. John Hutchens says:
  114. Kirsten says:

    I liked that she was smart enough to put her daughter into counseling.

  115. Kirsten says:
  116. Deci MacKinnon says:

    That they try to work it out for everyone.

  117. Deci MacKinnon says:
  118. Tiffany Hearn says:

    I like that they stay in touch.

  119. Tiffany Hearn says:
  120. Maria Iemma says:

    I am a fan of open adoption since I believe it is best for the child and both sets of parents. I love the show and hope to watch the second season.

  121. Maria Iemma says:
  122. Ann Council says:

    I support adoptions. Two of my wonderful Uncles were adopted and they were very much “blood” kin.

  123. Budd Garrett says:

    I like that the mother is staying in touch with her adopted daughter,

  124. kjasus says:

    i love how the birth mom can still keep in touch

  125. kjasus says:
  126. Lillian says:

    I like that the siblings will still get to know her. Hopefully help their sadness!

  127. Vikki Billings says:

    Wow, it is really emotional, but I like that they stay in touch. I think that helps the child in the long run. I am definitely for open adoption if its possible.

  128. Vikki Billings says:
  129. Alex Roach says:

    I love this show! Thanks!

  130. Julieh says:

    I enjoyed how much they all cared for what’s best for the baby

  131. Julieh says:
  132. susan smoaks says:

    i enjoyed the bio parents and the adoptive parents all getting along and having an open adoption

  133. meme says:

    How happy the baby was and how much she is loved

  134. ashley says:

    i love that they are having an open adoption!

  135. Allison says:

    Such bravery!

  136. heather s says:

    I like that both sets of parents were close and talked

  137. Kenny F says:

    it’s to sad

  138. amy smeltzer says:

    I like how the mother gets to stay in touch with the family but I could never have a baby then give it up.

  139. Kenny F says:
  140. Thomas Gibson says:

    Sad, but the child will now have a better life.

  141. Thomas Gibson says:
  142. CharityS says:

    I love that’s an open adoption, and she can visit her child.

  143. CharityS says:
  144. Sand says:

    Yes, I loved this series last season.

  145. Christian Alejandro says:

    I like how they’re willing to fight through the awkwardness of it all in order to build a relationship!

  146. Christian Alejandro says:
  147. Liz Neal says:

    I like how they stay in each others lives and there is no drama.

  148. Roxann says:

    I like that they keep in touch.

  149. Chelsea says:

    The open adoption was very touching.

  150. Charlene Kuser says:

    I enjoyed how Jamie interacted with her children.She is a very caring, attentive mother that wants the best for her children.

  151. Charlene Kuser says:
  152. Tim Moss says:

    The open adoption was interesting.

  153. Lily Kwan says:
  154. Lily Kwan says:

    I liked hearing that they kept in touch.

  155. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I won’t watch