Makena | A Birth Mom From Idaho

Makena.jpgOne word to describe how you felt the moment you discovered you were pregnant?

Afraid

Why did you choose adoption?

I wanted to give my birth son the best life and family I would want him to have.

What and who played the biggest role in your decision to place your child for adoption?

God, Family, Birth Father, and my life situation.

What did you think about adoption before you placed? And after you placed?

I have always loved adoption, my cousins are adopted. I still love it to this day, now I help other expectant teens and adoptive couples through their journey.

Looking back, what do you wish you had known then that you know today?

I wish I knew it was beautiful and not scary.

When, if ever, have you felt most discouraged about your decision to place?

I felt discouraged when my family wasn't treating me like family, and when the birth father disappeared.

What's been the greatest reward or surprise of being a birth mother?

The greatest blessing of being a birth mother is that I get to have a life with my birth son in it.

What's your greatest wish for birth mothers today?

I wish birth mothers could all be happy with their adoptions.

What excites you about BraveLove?

I love that Brave love is another way to get out there.