Series #ImHavingTheirBaby back on Oxygen June 12th

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Back in July of last year, I introduced you to a new series called I’m having their Baby on Oxygen. Just in case you missed it, the show is about the world of adoption and seeing the side of the birth mother. This side of the story isn’t told very often but needed to be told. Each episode follows 2 pregnant women who have made the choice to place their babies for adoption, and are dealing with the life changing decisions that follow. I had been able to watch a couple of the episodes from last season and was very interested to know about some of these mothers and how they got through this difficult decision in their lives. Watching the episodes helped me feel connected to the families and helped me understand what a difficult process it actually is to give up your child for adoption.

The new season starts Wednesday June 12 at 10pm ET/PT and dives deeper into the lives of birth mothers entering the adoption process and in some cases, you can hear from the adoptive parent. While we wait for the new season to start, Oxygen had  a web series called I’m having Their Baby: Raising baby. It reconnects you to season one families and gives you an update from both the birth mom and the adoptive families since the episode aired. It personally helps me keep connected to the families I met watching the first season and I’m always willing to see how much the babies have grown. If you didn’t know, I love babies. Watch one of the webisodes, I’m Having Their Baby: Raising Nayamah below to revisit Mercedes’ story from season one:


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Join me in watching the first season and the web series before the season two premiere starts on June 12th. You can watch these and a sneak peak of season 2 on www.oxygen.com/baby. Let me know what you think about the webisode and what you expect from the new season… comment on the webisode for your chance to win a $50.00 gift card.  I’ll announce the winner on 6/12!

I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour conducted by Burst Media on behalf of Oxygen. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, but my opinions are my own.

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  1. Mami2jcn says:

    I like the fact that the birth families and adoptive families keep in touch. What I would expect from the new season is a lot of tears!

  2. I had never seen this show before…. but just watching that webisode I had tears in my eyes. I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to give up a baby. I am sure if I watch anymore I will need to have some tissues by my side.

  3. Kimberley Rutter says:

    I love how open their relationship is between birth mom and the adoptive family. Its a beautiful thing to know what you want for your child, even if its not the easiest thing for you. I expect next season there will be more personable growth and emotional boundaries that will be crossed! I will be tuning in :)

  4. Lisa Brown says:

    Most moving is when Nayamah got to visit with her sibling and biological family, does not happen all that much with many adoptions. I am also happy that the adoptive parents where hand picked, that is always reassuring to the biological parents. This series is so tear jerking, but in a happy way.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Margaret Smith says:

    This sounds like such a wonderful show. Full of emotion and very courageous people. I give Jamie so much credit in putting Nayamah up for adoption, with a family who can better support her. What a hard decision that must have been.

  8. 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.

  9. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I like that they kept in touch

  10. Cynthia C says:

    i like the way the people worked together to do what is best for the child. I expect more heartwarming stories next season.

  11. Amanda Hoffman says:

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

  12. christine jessamine says:

    i love that everyone got a chance to visit with the baby!

  13. Kathleen says:

    Never saw the show before but want to see it now that i saw the clip. I love how they all keep in touch and it remains a positive experience for everyone

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  14. 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

  15. I love seeing these families getting along so nicely. It’s so beautiful.

  16. Stephanie Larison says:

    I love that they keep in touch. I think it’ll work out great this way.

  17. Kyl Neusch says:

    will have 2 families

  18. Sara Floyd says:

    I really like that the birth mother did what was best for her baby, even though it was hard for her! I expect more feel good stories next season!

  19. Kelly D says:

    I thought it was sad that the adoption effected the older sister so much, but it was good that she got into counseling. I think the season will be interesting as it shows the relationships between both families grow and change.

  20. Tabathia B says:

    I love the level of maturity that Jaimie showed knowing she couldn’t handle one more child and knowing she wanted her baby to have a stable two parent home. The relationship is great between the two families and is so relaxed and they bring Nayamah to visit her birth mother and siblings and that Jaimie was wise enough to get her oldest daughter in counseling because she didn’t understand the adoption

    From the new season, I expect to see the steps the birth parents are making with the adoptive parents to keep them a part of the child they gave up for adoption lives

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  21. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love that the adoptive family and birth mother still stay in touch. I think this is wonderful especially for the child involved.

  22. Livivua Chandler says:

    i like that she took her daughter to therapy and realized that she had those feelings

  23. I love the relationship that has developed between the birth mother and the adoptive parents. Remarkable.
    Thanks for the chance.

  24. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I think it’s just a story of love, knowing that this mother wanted what was best for her baby, admitting she would not be able to do this. I got a lump in my throat knowing her daughter had such a difficult time but in the end, it seems to have all worked out so well and I love that they can all be in contact still.

  25. Lori W. says:

    I love how the adoptive family and the birth mom stay in touch

  26. Austin Baroudi says:

    After watching the trailer I can honestly say that I’m definitely going to be watching the second season. It looks like a great show. A shame I haven’t heard about this till now. Thanks for the post.

  27. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Never seen the show but I expect to see different types of women who don’t want to have an abortion but cannot support the child and will find a loving family to adopt the child. Love it when the families get along and the birth mother stays in touch with the child and family.

  28. Amanda Hoffman says:

    i like that the adoptive parents brought pictures for the birth mom and her daughters and i expect to see more heart warming stories about a mature mother giving her baby a better life

  29. I really like the fact that the biological mom and adoptive parents are staying in touch through an open type adoption, this way the baby gets to know her siblings and I hope to see that relationship continue in future episodes.

  30. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I have never seen this show before. I’m going to have to mark my calendar because it looks like it’s going to be good! Definitely gonna cry! :-)

  31. i love that they have an open adoption

  32. Rosanne says:

    I love that is it supporting the unselfish gift of giving a baby up for adoption over abortion

  33. I like that she made a very hard decision based on the long term interest of the child, remains OK with it and continues to keep in touch with the adoptive family. This is a win-win for everyone.

  34. Sarah L says:

    I liked that the families kept in touch with each other.
    Thanks for the contest.

  35. I think I cried every episode!

  36. Michelle Tucker says:

    I’ve never seen an episode, but I’ve seen 2 of the stories. I love that the adoptive parents are so open with the birth mother. I think it’s awesome in this day and age that a child have as many people who can share their love. It truly is a touching story.
    Michelle Tucker
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

  37. I like that Nayamah keeps in touch with her bio parents. I expect to see more interesting and touching stories

  38. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I expect there are a lot of young ladies out there that after watching, will help them in deciding this may be an option they would choose if they feel it is not a good time for them to raise a baby. It is wonderful to see them all remain close like family

  39. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I think this is the most heartwarming and emotional show I have ever seen!

  40. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like that the adoptive family and birth mother still stay in touch. I think the new season will be awesome.

  41. I like the adoption and they try to keep in touch. i’d like to see more good stories on new season

  42. Wow, most reality TV is so gimmicky, but this is so heartfelt and moving and inspired me to do the most I can for my kids every day. I’m looking forward to watching the next season and seeing ow they keep in touch and learning more about the adoption process.

  43. I think its great, we get to see both sides of the story and so much pure emotion. I expect the new season will also be tear jerking without being manipulative.

  44. I like that they keep in touch.
    austma7@aol.com

  45. Cynthia R says:

    i like how they act like a happy family together. Its obvious they all care so much

  46. This sounds like a great idea for a show. I’m sure not many people think about what the families placing their children into new homes must go through. Good timing on my part having juts read this post so close to the new season episodes beginning again, I’ll have to remember to watch!

  47. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Ok idea but production felt cheap

  48. diane Baum says:

    As an adoptive mom-love that their is contact with the birth family

  49. Claudia says:

    I like that both families stay in touch and the pictures with the baby siblings.

  50. PAIGE CHANDLER says:

    I like that there is total honesty in a tricky situation.

  51. I’ve never seen this show before but the webisode was interesting. I never really thought about the whole adoption process from both sides.

  52. Leighana k says:

    I did watch the first season and I was In sad and happy tears, A LOT! I expect the same for season two. I love when they keep in touch. It takes a very strong, loving and caring mother to give up their child, for a better life.

  53. I like how both families stay in touch with each other

  54. Geoff K says:

    This is my first time seeing the show, and I was moved by how open, honest, and real the communication between the biological mother and the adoptive parents was – very compelling, dramatic material for a series!

  55. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    I like the fact that the birth families and adoptive families keep in touch

  56. I liked that they gave the birth mother a lot of time to give an intelligent and thoughtful list of reasons for the adoption, and that the tone of the show is non-exploitive

  57. I love that the families are keeping in touch and that it’s an open adoption. I hope that the show continues to show the positive side of adoption.

  58. I love how close the two families are and how open everyone is about what they’re feeling. This is my first time watching the show and I expect a lot more emotional moments in season 2!

  59. steve weber says:

    This sounds like such a wonderful show. Full of emotion and very courageous people. I give Jamie so much credit in putting Nayamah up for adoption, with a family who can better support her. What a hard decision that must have been.

  60. Kari Flores says:

    I could not imagine having to give up a child that I carried for 8 months. However it would be extremely rewarding to be able to give a family to a couple who wasn’t able to have children. Definitely a double edged sword.

  61. Rebecca Peters says:

    I really love that its a open adoption and the mother is allowed to keep in contact with the baby

  62. Rebecca Peters says:

    I really love that its a open adoption and the mother is allowed to keep in contact with the baby
    xxbeccaannxx@gmail.com

  63. melina r says:

    I like that the adoptive parents and birth mother communicate with each other

  64. That sounds so incredibly sad.

  65. Suzanne Lewis says:

    I like the story that it tells. I’m hoping for more warm fuzzy feelings from the upcoming season.

  66. amberlyn johnson says:

    I never seen this show before. Interesting show. I love how they have an open adoption. Hopefully it stays that way if both parties want it. Many stories u hear sometimes that bond doesn’t stay and visits stop.

  67. Mindy Easterling says:

    As someone struggling with fertility, I am looking forward to seeing this show!

  68. I was so moved about how much the children are loved. I’m excited for the new season, hope to see even more happy endings for the families

  69. Daniel M says:

    haven’t seen it yet but like the open adoption and they can still visit

  70. Christine H. says:

    Aw. I respect her for being so brave through such a hard time! But the child has two loving parents, and she did a great thing for her! So bittersweet to watch

  71. Susan Smith says:

    I watched the first Season of this show and I like that the birth mother did what was best for her baby and that she can keep in touch with her child and has a good realationship with the adoptive parents.

  72. Carla C says:

    I’m pregnant now (keeping my son) but this show has always had me crying like a child. Some of the stories just break my heart because they honestly don’t want to give up their children. But, some of them know in their heart that it’s the best thing for their child and they keep in contact with the child and the adoptive parents. It’s a win win situation for most of them.

  73. It sounds so sad..

  74. Whitney Lindeman says:

    Adoption has a soft spot in my heart. It’s such a difficult process and I’m glad for shows such as these that shine light on what it’s really like! So many shows and movies paint it as being just SO simple, but the reality is that while it’s a beautiful thing, it can also be very painful and complicated.

  75. Karrie Millheim says:

    I like that the baby’s needs are first in all their lives

  76. s riches says:

    I like how all of the adults have the best interest of the baby at heart.

  77. I like how they stay in touch

  78. MelodicMom says:

    The show always make me cry!

  79. Denise Donaldson says:

    I loved the episiode. I hope the rest are like this, where the family stays in touch.

    winz135 at gmail.com

  80. From what I have seen of the show I think it will be a positive show and will also give women considering adoption an option that may make it easier for them.

  81. susan smoaks says:

    i am looking forward to seeing the open adoption and i like how they stay in touch!

  82. alexandra c. says:

    I love how they all bonded and built a strong relationship with each other…how neat!

  83. Amanda L. says:

    I like that the birth mother is allowed to stay in touch with the adoptive parents. I’m sure the decision that she made was extremely difficult, but I think that knowing that she can still be a part of her baby’s life makes things a bit better.

  84. Megan Morgan says:

    I love the fact that they are so open about the situation the birth mom got to visit and meet the adopted parents, so touching. Its nice that some people realize that the child is better off.

  85. Rachel Ellis says:

    I like that there is such a close relationship between the adoptive parents and the biological parents. Nayamah will be blessed with so much love as she grows up. For the new season I expect that I am going to need a lot of tissues, I cried during every episode last season.

  86. As a child given up at birth, I find this series very exploitive with no consideration of the privacy of the child. I am disgusted.

  87. S Carter says:

    I am amazed at the honesty of the women giving up their babies. What a heart-wrenching decision to make but such a blessing for another family.

  88. Vanessa says:

    I love adoption stories. :) I can’t wait to see this show. momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

  89. Derek Timm says:

    I like that both families stayed in contact with each other!

  90. Lillian says:

    I like the webisodes, finding out what happens next. I always thought adoptions were closed, open adoptions are interesting.

  91. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I like that they stay somewhat involved.

  92. Allison says:

    It’s an interesting
    Topic that will be portrayed. I hope it shows all sides of the decision to do this.

  93. letessha says:

    I have not seen the first season but I can tell it is going to be a lot of tears to be expected in the upcoming shows.

  94. couldn’t comment via Chrome browser – anyway, I hope that this show is making a positive impact on adoptions. While last season was emotional, it keeps bothering me that this is a reality show. That what they might be looking for is the drama of a young mother who changes her mind and fights to get her baby back. I don’t want to see that happen

  95. Brittney House says:

    I love that the adoptive family and birth mother still stay in touch

  96. Christian Alejandro says:

    I like that the families overcome all the awkwardness and discomforts of staying in contact. It’s impressive to make it work. I look forward to lots of great similar stories and outcomes.

  97. I saw the series last year and it was a very touching show.

  98. I love this I think its great show better than some of the shows on now

  99. Matt Sanders says:

    What an inspirational show!

  100. Tim Moss says:

    The whole birth mother & adopted family thing is touching I guess. I haven’t seen this before so I don’t really know what to expect.

  101. it’s my first exposure to that and it looks.. rather touching matter of fact

  102. Thank you everyone for your comments on our season 2 premier episode. As the adoptive mom featured in this episode, your kind words meant a lot to me. Some of the editing in the sonogram scene made me feel bad watching it because the conversation about the clothes was actually taken from a completely separate interview and added into that scene. But, it didn’t seem to phase any of you. I felt it made me look very insensitive, but I think you all saw the scene as something else. Thank you! Watching this episode was very difficult for Joe and I… but we are so happy that we are still friends with Tory and Mike and we are blessed with our baby boy Ezra now. I wish the show was longer and offered much more insight to our story with them and elaborated to our friendship more. It was a very important piece of our adoption process. We feel that Tory made the best decision for the baby to keep her. We have all moved on from the heartache and all focus on what we have today. Beautiful, healthy babies and a lasting friendship. I do wish they hadn’t cut out all the times I told Tory I would support if if she changed her mind. That was disappointing to see. And we didn’t back out, it just fell apart. The show brought out a lot of emotions that we may not have otherwise been able to openly discuss… our close friendship also did that. lol

    Stay tuned for the season finale, we will be doing a follow up with our baby boy Ezra and life now. Of course I was still in a lot of pain over losing “Eliza” when we filmed it… so I hope it is portrayed positively.

    As an outsider watching Sharanda’s story… I was kinda pulling for them to keep their baby boy. But I am glad it worked out from them. :-)

    -Sarah

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