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Meet Adrianne. When Adrianne found out she was pregnant she thought her life was over. She never imagined adoption being an option for her. It wasn't until her mom placed a packet of information about adoption on her bed that she realized the pros of adoption actually outweighed the cons. Watch as she shares with us how she chose parents for her son, where this relationship is today and talks more about those who helped her through the process.

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Meet Sarah. When Sarah was 24, she found out she was pregnant. She always wanted to be a mom but was overcome by fear when this reality came so unexpectedly. She knew immediately this path was going to be difficult, but wanted to do what was best for her son. Sarah chose to place her son with a loving family through adoption! This journey brought them closer than they ever imagined possible. Watch as Sarah and the family she placed with, share an honest portrayal of not only the struggle, but also the joy and beauty that has come from their open adoption.

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Meet Hannah. Hannah was juggling life as a busy high schooler - friends, family, track, schoolwork, a boyfriend. Then once she discovered she was pregnant, life slowed down. She considered all her options and did what was best for her and her child. Watch her story unfold as she details her emotions, the decision-making process, and then even the surprises along the way.

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Meet Laura. About a year after Laura graduated from college she started grad school to pursue a masters in music and vocal performance. 4 weeks later, she discovered she was pregnant. Being born in the bible belt, Laura was faced with the stigma that comes along with unplanned pregnancy. Laura began to weigh her options and looked at the pros and cons of both adoption and parenting. When she thought about all that was going to go into raising the child on her own she was overcome with anxiety.

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Meet Carmen. Growing up, Carmen was a straight-A student, raised in the church. At the beginning of Carmen's Junior year in high school, she found out she was pregnant. Being raised by a single-mom, Carmen and her mother had an extremely close relationship. Carmen was overcome with guilt and felt the weight of shame and disappointment becoming pregnant brought upon her mom. Carmen knew from the beginning she would only consider two options. She could keep her child, or place him for adoption. Watch as Carmen recounts the drama involved with this decision and shares the underlying peace and joy she possessed along the way.

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Meet Stephanie. Growing up, she was the oldest of 6, an athlete, and a cheerleader. It was a crushing blow to her and her family when she discovered she was pregnant at age 15. She describes what a lonely experience it was for her at the time as she went to live in a maternity home and then placed her son for adoption. Watch her recall the vivid details from her adoption and then discover a few personal surprises along the way.

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