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Rin's Story

Rin_Header.pngWhen I first realized I was pregnant, I didn’t want to believe it. ‘NO! This cannot be happening!’ ‘I can’t take care of me right now, let alone another person.’ I was not a person that who ever had a strong desire for children. I was broke, depressed, just had to move back in with my family, and was failing out of college. One day, I did go to my women’s biology class. The teacher spoke openly about the options with an unplanned pregnancy.

I was going to abort, but was too far along, and I just couldn’t make that choice. The teacher gave me the name of an adoption agency. I contacted them. My contact from the agency set up a time to sit down and talk with me. She let me know what open adoption could look like, what the procedure is, and that this was my choice. I selected 3 families to meet. Right away when I met the adoptive family, I knew that they were the family for the baby that I was carrying. They were tall, from big families and had similar interests that I did. Also, they had a daughter that was looking as forward to this baby as they were. 

It made me think that she had everything she needed and enough to share
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Savannah's Story

S_babyintro.jpgCollege senior, Army contract, cheerleader, psychology major...all that stood between me and the “real world” was the rest of the basketball season, classes, commissioning, and graduation. Senior recognition night was my last hoorah on home court to perform in front of the entire student body and be acknowledged for all the hard work the cheerleaders had put in the past few years.

My mother made the trek from Georgia with our friend Stephen, both of whom escorted me out to half court for the ceremony at half time. Halfway through the third quarter, I turned to my coach and asked to sit out because I wasn’t feeling well. My mom says that’s the moment she knew.

After the game she and I stopped in at a CVS to buy the test before heading back to our friend’s house on Isle of Palms for the evening. Five minutes from the time I walked in the door, my mother’s instincts were confirmed;

I was pregnant. 

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Why Kelsi Cares

image.pngAll around the country there are men and women who care about changing the perception of adoption! They're not all birth mothers, adoptive parents or adoptees. They're people just like Kelsi. Kelsi has a unique heart and passion to serve women. Find out why Kelsi cares...

My name is Kelsi. I am a doula in the Westchester/NYC area, and will be moving to Washington D.C. in a few months! Throughout my life, I have been fortunate to know and love many women who have given birth, and many who have adopted. As a teenager, I attended the births of several of my friends who were also teenagers. In the small town that I am from, in Tennessee, there isn't a lot of support or information for adoption, so none of the girls I knew went with that option, but witnessing their journeys through pregnancy and birth inspired and changed me. That's how I became fascinated by the process of birth, and knew I wanted to always support and hold space for women who are going through that process.

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Emilie's Story

EmilieOn October 24, 2015 my life changed forever.

A night of partying with friends turned into a night I was taken advantage of. Little did I know that 280 miles away, on the same night of October 24th, a woman was in a nursery praying for a birth mom and her child. That night God gave her the verse, “He will guard the feet of his faithful ones.” (1 Samuel 2:9) This is the prayer she prayed over me, and my baby for the next nine months almost to the day. Ellery was born July 23, 2016 at 1:39 PM, weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz. and 21 inches long.

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Kimberly's Story

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The story of adoption is born out of love. In honor of Valentine's Day we're sharing an adoption love story shared from the perspective of both an adoptive mom and birth mom. Meet Kimberly, an adoptive mom and find out how she and her husband's lives have been forever changed through the love of a birth mother...

On October 24th of last year, God wouldn't let me sleep. In the middle of the night, I was wide awake and literally compelled to go into our empty nursery and pray. 

That night, I sat in our third bedroom and prayed over our adoption. I prayed for our child and the birth family, and the story that God was writing. I stayed in that room for over 3 hours and filled 11 pages in my journal. This never happened again, and I didn't think much of it until nine months later.

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Michael's Story

Michael_Photo.jpgI was adopted by two great parents who took me to southern New Jersey where I have lived a great life.

The adoption agency was in Pennsylvania so I feel like the luckiest person in the world because by moving to New Jersey I received an amazing education, a great family that includes my adopted older brother and my adopted younger sister and I am fortunate enough to still be in touch on a regular basis with dozens of friends that I consider family! Adoption gave me an amazing life that I appreciate and thank God for everyday! Who knows where I would be if Joe and Joan didn't adopt me!

I love you dad and I miss you mom and I love you too!

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Why Julia Cares

Julia.jpegAll around the country there are men and women who care about changing the perception of adoption! They're not all birth mothers, adoptive parents or adoptees though they still care. They're people just like Julia...

Julia is a South Carolina girl who moved to Dallas, TX for a new adventure and to spoil her two nephews. She is currently pursuing a degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography to work in crisis pregnancy ministry. Her favorite things are laughing, her schnauzer, warm cookies, and the Clemson Tigers. Here's why Julia cares...

I've watched at least a dozen friends of mine go through the process of adoption, as well as mourning with them through the painful road of loss that often precedes adoption. All the stories have been so different, and it's been great to be able to celebrate their joy with them and watch their families grow.

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Lisa's Story

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Last month was National Adoption Month and I was finally given the courage to share my story.

I will never forget the day when I decided to place my child in the hands of someone else. I thought giving birth was hard, I thought going into the army was hard, but placing a child for adoption has got to be the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. There were so many thoughts going through my head when I searched through the profiles for a family to care for my baby girl. Many people will never understand how I could place her for adoption and that's ok because this was my journey and this is my testimony.

All I ask is that you read it and share if you like...

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Why I Love Open Adoption

Screen_Shot_2016-10-14_at_12.24.54_PM.pngWhen researching adoption before we officially started the process, I fell in love with the idea of having an open adoption.  I would spend hours reading and watching personal stories of what other family’s lives looked like with an open adoption.

While watching videos on YouTube about open adoption, I came across this one video that really caught my attention and illustrated to me what open adoption is about. It showed a birthmother handing over her newborn baby boy to his adoptive parents...

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Robyn's Story

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“I loved him enough to give him life. But I had to love him even more to give him a life.” That is the response I give when I am asked how I could give up my child.

As a 17 year old who thought I knew what it meant to be in love, I was oblivious to what it could mean to be careless. I remember where and when I got pregnant. While the doctor told me I wasn’t, I still couldn’t shake the morning sickness. Then my life turned upside-down.

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