The Mothers Project

Welcome to The Mothers Project . . .

The Mothers Project is a program of images, poems and stories about the millions of "unwed" mothers from past generations who were forced to surrender their babies for adoption.

The goal of TMP is to educate audiences about the past, to alert young girl/mothers about their vulnerability, and to encourage agencies, courts and baby brokers to end adoption coercion. I urge women-of-conscience to not adopt. I also hope adopted people will see TMP and have compassion for their mothers who didn't "give" them away. We were not "gifts."

In memory of Maria Rychlik
July 22, 1966 - August 8, 2007
daughter of Karen Wilson Buterbaugh
who baptized her Michelle Renee