If Not For You: A Reunion Story
It's been 22 years since Janice has seen her firstborn son Grant. In this documentary, she shares the loss she endured and the hope that stemmed from her decision to place him for adoption.
Being a Superhero
Not every mother can be a mom, and not every mom gets to be a mother. It doesn't seem fair, but life can be like that. And we all just do what we can with the hand we've been dealt. But...
"I'm not ashamed of what I did..." Watch these interviews with birth mothers and adoptees as they share their stories.
Mad Men: a look back at the final season (and its hint at adoption)
For all you Mad Men fans out there, last night’s series finale marked the end of an era, according to AMC. (For you non-Mad Men viewers, keep reading this…)
Two of a Kind
"I make the decision every day to fight past the fears. I do it for my boys. Because they deserve to know that they are loved and that they are wanted."
"I am so proud to be adopted, and prouder still to be a Birth Mother." Read this #BraveLove story of one woman's unique adoption journey.
Danika | An Adoptee from Oregon
"I have absolutely no negative feelings about my adoption and I never have. "
"Most people generally know me as a hard working single mother with one son. Most people don't know I have two." - Jamie #BraveLove
The day Truman was born…
She chose us to raise a piece of her. The day Truman entered this world truly started the day before! His birth mom Jamie had an appointment and she was gracious in allowing me to attend.
Birth Mom Dinner at Eno’s Pizza Tavern
We love our birth mom dinners because it’s a way we, as an organization, can gather a group of women who have one very courageous thing in common - placing a child for adoption.
"We cannot put into words how enormously grateful we are to her, and we hope to be able to do her legacy justice when raising Finlay." #BraveLove
Shannon: Before We Met
A letter leads a birth mother and daughter to their reunion after 40 years. Meet Shannon. She was adopted and is getting ready to meet her birth mother Lesli for the first time today. We invite you to enter in to their reunion story, before they meet...
Lesli: Before We Met
A letter leads a birth mother and daughter to their reunion after 40 years. Meet Lesli, who is a birth mother and is getting ready to meet her daughter Shannon for the first time today since giving birth nearly 40 years ago. We invite you to enter in to their reunion story, before they meet...
Two birth mothers talk about grief, aftercare and simple ways to support one another
Recently the National Council for Adoption hosted a webinar called "What We Want Adoption Professionals to Know" and invited two birth mothers, Jan and Heather, to participate on the panel. We had to listen in to what our friends were saying! The women shared their personal adoption stories and then specifically discussed the role of a birth mother and the reality of a birth mother’s grief.
Heidi | An Adoptive Mom from Minnesota
"Each adoption has been an amazing journey. The biggest challenge has been knowing that not only God entrusted us to be their parents, but so did each one of their birth moms!"
Roanne | A Birth Mom from New York
I told my mom that I needed to know my child. I couldn’t wonder every time a little boy walked by me if he was my birth child. My mom told me about open adoption and I knew in my heart that was what I wanted for my child. I now know how beautiful open adoption can be.
To all my Birthmother Sisters,
"I want each of you amazing women to know how BEAUTIFUL you are, how BRAVE you are, how much you are truly LOVED! Most of all, I hope you know that you are NEVER ALONE."
Dear Birth Mom,
We haven’t yet met, but I pray for you and your little one every day. I hope you feel an overwhelming peacefulness as you travel down this path. This Valentine’s Day, I am sending you love.
Makena | A Birth Mom From Idaho
I wanted to give my birth son the best life and family I would want him to have.
Duane | A Birth Father from Texas
"My greatest reward for being a birth father is being able to see my birth daughter smile and be happy."
Catarina | A Birth Mom from Alabama
I thought that I could never do it. I never thought I would have it in me to do that. After, I placed I realized that love is why parents choose to place.
Relive BraveLove’s Dream A Little Dream Party
This time last month, we hosted a fundraising party to shine a positive light on adoption in Dallas and beyond. Nearly 300 guests from across the metroplex joined us for a night of festivities to celebrate November’s National Adoption Month at 3015 at Trinity Groves.