My Incredible Journey from Birth Mom to Adoptive Mom - Adrian's Story
"More than anything, I wanted to honor our son’s birth mom’s sacrifice by being the the most loving mom that I could." - Adrian, birth mom and adoptive mom
Adoption Made Me Who I Am Today - Macy's Story
Although I have my days, I continue to look back and think how grateful I am to have been through that experience as it made me who I am today. - Macy, birth mom
Webisode #8 - Questions to Ask Yourself Before Sharing Your Story
At BraveLove, storytelling is core to our work. We believe stories can inspire and educate. But if mishandled, they can harm and even exploit individuals. Within the context of adoption, there are lots of people involved in a story - the child, the birth parents, the adoptive parents, extended family, etc. So who's story is it to even share?
Webisode #7 - Post Adoption Support for Birth Moms
Gloria placed her daughter for adoption six years ago and worked with Bethany Christian Services. She continues to stay in touch with the agency. But it wasn't until a few years ago when she reached out for help to Lizzie, her counselor. Watch this webisode to discover what followed.
From Love and Back Again — Clay's Story
Clay spent years trying to perform to get people to pick him, because of the fact that at his earliest moment, he fundamentally perceived he wasn’t chosen. As an adoptive father, Clay found a connection point with his son on wrestling with your identity. Years later, when Clay's birth mom Priscilla reached out to pursue a relationship with him, Clay was overwhelmed. Watch to discover what happened next.
Webisode #6 - What's the adoption process like for prospective adoptive parents?
In this webisode, Jennifer Lanter from the Gladney Center for Adoption walks us through the steps for prospective adoptive parents. She specifically addresses the BIG hurdles for a lot of families pursuing domestic infant adoption — like the expense and the wait time. She also shares her personal experience going through the adoption process as an adoptive mom.
Web #5 - What to expect when working with an adoption law firm?
Lauren is an adoption counselor for an attorney in South Carolina. Watch this webisode to learn more about the adoption process for an expectant mom if she were to work with an adoption attorney. Lauren shares some great insight into the process so please watch every bit of this. Towards the end, she shares the inspiration behind why she does the work that she does. Don't miss it.
Webisode #4 - What's the adoption process like for an expectant mom?
Let's be honest — the adoption process can be complicated and overwhelming for anyone involved. One way to make it less confusing... work with someone who knows what they're doing and can help guide you through the process. That's why we wanted to talk to those out there who work directly with women and families who are pursuing adoption - whether they're placing their child for adoption OR hoping to adopt.
A Mother Like You
Being a mom is no small feat. Maybe this year more than ever. We know the past couple of months have been tough on moms, whether you've been home with your kids or not. For Mother's Day, BraveLove decided to create this short film to not only honor birth moms during this challenging time but to celebrate all moms.