"It was a tough decision, but the right decision for me."
Beginning her senior year of high school, Laura found out she was pregnant. Neither parenting nor abortion felt like the right choice. This is Laura’s story and why she chose adoption.
Adoption Isn't Easy: Megan's Story
"The hardest decision I ever had to make was also the most loving." - Megan, birth mom #BraveLove
Why Adoption? Part 2
No two stories are the same. They're beautiful, messy, complicated. Here's a sneak preview of more stories that are coming out soon...
"I didn't make the wrong decision because I have success now."
Brittni carried a lot of shame for past choices in her life. She was battling loss and addiction, and life seemed to get worse before it could get better. That's when she found out she was pregnant. This is Brittni's story and why she chose adoption.
"I'm still a mom no matter what"
Married and raising three children, Gwen and her husband were pregnant with their fourth child. Pressured by her spouse to end her pregnancy, Gwen made an adoption plan instead. She found an adoption agency in the phonebook and made the call. This is Gwen's story and why she chose adoption.
The Best Outcome - Meghan's Story
"Some days I am more emotional than others, but I have never felt an ounce of regret about my decision to place him. He has a better life than I could have ever given him and that is what he deserves.” - Meghan, adoptee and birth mom
"How can I do this?"
At first, she had an incomplete picture of what adoption looked like, but then she learned how much of a say she actually had. This is Noelle’s story and why she chose adoption.
"We just want to belong"
Katie 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. This is Katie's story and why she chose adoption (twice).
An Impossible Decision - Mia's Story
"I was 17 years old...with my high school best friend, expecting a baby." - Mia, birth mom #BraveLove
"I wanted more for her"
Already parenting her young daughter, Meredith found out she was pregnant a second time. However, this new pregnancy came with extra challenges in which Meredith realized it would be too difficult to parent her two daughters. She wanted to give them the life she felt they deserved. This is Meredith’s story and why she chose adoption.
"I learned that I had control over my options"
Lacy was in high school when she found out she was pregnant. Life seemed out of control. Without support, a partner, and stability, Lacy decided to make an adoption plan. This is Lacy’s story and why she chose adoption.
Just Released: Why Adoption?
No two stories are the same. They're beautiful, messy, complicated. We can't wait for you to watch. Here's the trailer for a sneak preview of what's to come.
Birth Mothers Are Mothers
"To me, this statement validates my place on this holiday. That as a birth mother, I should still be recognized as a mother," Jennifer said. At BraveLove, we believe birth mothers are mothers. Watch this short clip to see why.
Adopted at Birth - Marti's Story
"It takes a truly selfless individual to create life and bless another family through the process. Truly a brave love." - Marti, adoptee
The Importance of a Support System - Jamie's Story
"Adoption is a beautiful, complicated, and messy thing that comes with many emotions. Having the right support system in place is critical." - Jamie, birth mom #BraveLove
Birth Mom Finding Peace - Leah's Story
"Being a birth mom has changed my life in so many ways and I can only hope that me sharing this helps someone out there who is struggling..." - Leah, birth mom #BraveLove
The Complexities of Adoption
"Adoption is hard. It is beautiful. It is complex with many layers. Most times I have no words to describe it. But I have gratitude." - Sue, adoptive mom
"Your story helped me in my decision"
Ali shared her adoption story to feel empowered. She never dreamed that it would impact someone else in this way. Watch now.
"It was 15 years before I met another birth mom."
It was through a BraveLove dinner that Ashley met another birth mother for the very first time. Watch her story and discover what she's doing today and how she's encouraging birth moms so they don't have to go 15 years like she did.
Larry has always known he was adopted, but he never knew his birth mom since his adoption was closed. So he began to search. Watch how his story unfolds and how he comes to terms with the difficult but beautiful realities of his own adoption story.
A Laborer of Love
"It is her who sacrificed and labored through it all. And that is the glimpse of our birth mother, a courageous woman and a true laborer of love. ” - Sue, adoptive mom
The Hardest Decision - Jennifer's Story
"I wish I could go back and tell my young self that everything would work out how it is supposed to, because it was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life." - Jennifer, birth mom
Changing the Stigmas of Adoption by Sharing Real Stories
"When people are able to see a real person's story whether it's read or in a video, they're able to say 'oh, there's someone else like me. I'm not alone in this.'" Watch this short video to understand how BraveLove educates.
Adoptees Say Thank You
Watch what these individuals have to say about their lives today and how they've been impacted by adoption.
Adoption Points of View, Part 2
BraveLove hosted an adoption panel that featured this dynamic group of women. It was too good not to share, so we're sharing it! Watch this adoption triad open up and share their adoption experiences, dispel myths, and educate on what adoption can look like today.