Cathy | A Birth Mom from Texas

image3.jpegOne word to describe how you felt the moment you discovered you were pregnant?


Why did you choose adoption?

I knew I would not be able to provide for my child what a mother and father together would be able to.

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

I felt like God placed adoption on my heart.

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

I was not familiar with adoption. I didn't know of anyone who had been through this process.

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

That the pain would get easier.

If you could dispel any myths about adoption or birth mothers, what would you say?

That it is an act of love and often times it is the hardest thing that a mother will ever go through.

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

I have not felt discouraged. However, we have an open adoption and sometimes it can be heartbreaking to just sit back and watch.

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

Being a part of Lexi's life and having a close relationship with her.

What’s your greatest wish for birth parents today?

That they feel supported and loved, not ashamed.

What excites you about BraveLove?

I love that they are giving adoption a good name.

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