Meet Angela! She's a long time friend of BraveLove's and one of our newest contributors to the Being A Birth Mom column...
Hello! My name is Angela and birth mom is just one of the titles I hold, but it is one of them I cherish the most. I placed my daughter for adoption in 1996 when I was just 17 years old. During my pregnancy, I struggled with my adoption plan, but one look at her perfection and the doubt was gone! She was perfect and deserved so much more than I was equipped to provide. Our adoption was semi-open but I have been blessed that our openness is beginning to grow and new relationships are forming.
About 5 years ago, God placed a calling on my life that I argued with him about for a good six months. But quickly learned when God says “go” you go! This led me to an amazing, rewarding, and yet emotional job at a local pregnancy center. It was through this ministry, I learned about BraveLove and had the opportunity to attend my first birth mom dinner. This was the first time I had connected with other birth moms since the mandatory preplacement counseling and groups. I was super nervous but beyond blessed by the connections I have since made.
My husband and I recently moved to Houston to become children’s pastors. We have been married for almost 12 years and have a beautiful blended family with three amazing children. I enjoy my family time, traveling to new places, and most of all sharing God’s unending joy, forgiveness, and healing.