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Courtney's Story

In high school,  I was a pretty good student and completely involved in extracurricular activities like choir, volunteerism, and other clubs and sports.  Life was great on the educational and social front, but my home life was another story.  Without getting into too much detail, I’ll just say that I started looking for love in all the wrong places and found myself pregnant in the winter of my senior year. 

I was terrified.  I thought about the girls at my school that were either made fun of for having babies in school or had already dropped out after getting pregnant. I thought about the behind-their-back whispers of girls who were thought to have had abortions. I was paralyzed with fear over what I would do, so I called the father and whispered to him that I was pregnant hoping and praying that he would stand by me and we would make it together. My imagination was way too generous. He ran away from the situation and me. I knew then that I wasn’t capable of being a good parent alone and I also knew that I didn’t want to have an abortion. 

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The Other Side by Shara Case

Like a lot of babies adopted in the 1970’s, the details of my beginnings were solely confined to a delicate sheet of paper on which were typed some basic facts about my biological family. “To be given to adoptive parents”, it read at the top.
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Jessica's Story of BraveLove

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My choice was not easy, but it was right, and I had to be brave for her."

- Jessica, birth mom

She’s walking, running, climbing, stumbling, giggling, and talking. Her curiosity has her mom and dad on their toes. Her laughter lights up every and any room. She’s so clumsy, she’s so silly, she’s so happy, she’s so LOVED.

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Maddison's Story of Heartbreak and Healing

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My story starts Thanksgiving Eve 2002 in my aunt's bathroom looking at two pink lines.

I could not understand quite what it meant. I am 14…how did I become pregnant

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Emily's Story - How Her Adoption Hopes Became Reality

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Shane and I met in October of 2000. Fell in love and have been together ever since! We got married July 23, 2004. We knew we wanted to start a family shortly after getting married but quickly knew something wasn't right. I made an appointment with my OB-GYN who over the next several months ran tests and tried a few things but ultimately ended in surgery in December 2005. It was at my 2 week followup appointment after surgery that my doctor sat with me to explain that it was medically impossible for me to be able to conceive on my own.

It was devastating to say the least. I wanted nothing more than to be a mother.
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Those Three Words: Christine's Story

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“You are pregnant.” 

I heard those three words at age 18 when I was just weeks into my freshman year of college. I was devastated. I was not ready to be a mom. I did not want to be a mom. I was so excited about my new life and future as a college student.

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One Family's Adoption Story and Their Desire to Honor Birth Moms

Our story starts in 2012 when a very strong desire grew in my heart for another child.

While we have always been open to life, my husband, Greg, was scared to attempt another pregnancy due to complications during my second pregnancy. His concern was either losing the child or losing me during delivery. My heart was open to adoption, but Greg wasn’t ready.

He wasn’t sure how adoption would feel and had few experiences with those who had gone through it or who were adopted. I strongly felt that someone was missing from our family, we were not complete. I would often talk to my friend Renee about how I felt there was a missing piece of our puzzle and we united in prayer for this intention, asking God for direction.

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Aimee's Story

Warning: The content of this story contains very sensitive subjects and potentially distressing material about the effects of depression and mental illness. 

My name is Aimée Farrell, and this is my unconventional adoption story.

My story begins long before my children were born. I was in my early teen years when I began to show signs of serious mental illness. I would go into deep bouts of depression to where I couldn’t get out of bed for days sometimes weeks, and then I would have days and weeks of mania to where I didn’t sleep for a week. I had no clue I was sick.

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Maryellen's Story

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I am connected to adoption because I placed my baby into the arms of an amazing family a little over a year ago. Today, I am proud to call myself a birth mom.

I remember when I first found out I was pregnant, I was only 18 and so scared. I thought about my options and I knew adoption was one of them. A few months before I found out I was pregnant, a lady from my church shared how she adopted a baby boy and her story touched my heart.

I knew that I wasn't ready to raise a child at this point in my life, but I also knew that somebody else out there was.

This was going to be the hardest thing I would ever have to do, and I really didn’t know where to start. I told myself if it was meant to be, then everything would work out.

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Haven's Story

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My story is a little unconventional I guess...or maybe it's not.

My birth daughter, Sarah, is 19 now. When I was pregnant with her, I actually had worked with her mom, and she became a friend. She didn't know I was pregnant when they hired me, and I was doing pretty well at keeping that hidden.

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