OXYGEN’S “I’M HAVING THEIR BABY” EPISODE 3 AIRS MON, 8/6 AT 11PM ET/PT
August 3, 2012 by J!-ENT
NEW YORK –August 3, 2012 – Oxygen Media’s emotional and thought-provoking new docu-series, “I’m Having Their Baby,” premieres its third episode on Monday, August 6 at 11 PM ET/PT. The network’s powerful series gives viewers an intimate look into the world of adoption as documented from the perspective of the birth mother. In Monday’s episode, viewers will be introduced to Jamie, a single mother of three who finds herself pregnant again and concerned if she can afford to raise a fourth. Meanwhile, recent college grad Sydney doesn’t want to be a struggling single mom and makes a controversial choice in adoptive parents. Viewers can join the discussion about this series on Twitter @IHTBonOxygen and post their thoughts with #IHTB. Fans can like the series on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ImHavingTheirBaby.
Each installment follows two pregnant women who have made the choice to place their babies for adoption and are making the life changing decisions that come next. The hour-long episodes allow viewers to bear witness to not only the adoption process, but the actual birth and heart wrenching final decision that each woman must face. The series documents a range of poignant, personal stories as the women struggle with an unplanned pregnancy and ultimately, decide whether or not to place their baby in the hands of another family. However diverse the case, there is one thing that’s common – each woman wants the brightest future for her unborn child, and a better life for herself.
Propelling the topic of adoption into the national conversation, Oxygen Media recently released a study conducted by Lightspeed Research targeting the insights of women and men on the deeply personal and complex topic of adoption. As viewers will learn in this series, it’s an emotional journey on both ends as it pertains to the birth mother and the potential adoptive parents. The study’s findings reflect a new openness among Americans, and shed light on the true perception that they have about this decision as well as the driving factors that will bring a woman to make this emotional choice.
The survey, which interviewed more than 1,000 people ages 18 to 49, explores a vast range of findings. It reveals that 90 percent of Americans feel the main reason that women choose adoption is teenage pregnancy, yet 91 percent feel that adoption gives the child a chance for a better life with two-thirds feeling the child benefits most (66 percent) with this choice. The results also show that Americans understand this complexity with 90 percent saying that birth parents have the right to change their minds about adoption until the papers have been signed. By the end of each episode when the audience bears witness to the birth mothers’ ultimate decision, it’s all too clear why this percentage is so high.
“I’m Having Their Baby” is produced by Hud:sun Media with Michael Rourke and Michelle Kongkasuwan as executive producers.
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform lifestyle brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to “live out loud.” Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women’s media by changing how the world sees entertainment from a young woman’s point of view. Through a vast array of unconventional and original content, including “The Glee Project,” “Best Ink,” “Bad Girls Club” and “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood,” the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. “The Glee Project” is a winner of a 2012 Gracie Award which honors programming created for women, by women and about women for “Outstanding Reality Show.” A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular, award winning features online includingwww.OxygenLive.com, the real time social viewing party that is also available as an app for the iPhone and iPad. Oxygen is available in 80 million homes, and can be found online and on mobile devices at www.oxygen.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OxygenPR. Oxygen Media is a service of NBCUniversal.
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