"We just want to belong"

When Katie discovered she was pregnant at 18, she did everything she could to make it work in order to parent her son.  Six months later, she made an adoption plan.  Some time passed and she was faced with another decision to place for adoption.

"I had a completely rose-colored view of adoption.  I was so used to looking at it as completion of family that I forgot that it's founded upon loss."

Over the years, Katie has learned how to cope with the grief, connect with other birth moms, process her own adoption, and acknowledge her personal strength and worth.

This is Katie’s story and why she chose adoption (twice).