This is Susan. She has worked in the adoption world as a social worker for years, and especially cherished her time working alongside expectant and birth parents.
Meet the Team: Laura Bruder
Get to know Laura Bruder, BraveLove's Executive Director. Learn how she got connected to the organization nearly 12 years ago and why she cares about this work.
Top stories from 2023
We believe stories erase stigmas and can change the narrative of adoption from shame to hope. That's why we keep sharing them. We rounded up last year's top posts, stories, and videos. So if you're in the reading/watching mood, check these out.
Adoption is Life Changing: Leah's Story Update
"...to all the potential birth moms out there trying to find some kind of sign that adoption is the right option; I hope my story serves as validation that you are moving in the right direction." - Leah, Birth Mom
The Importance of a Support System - Deb's Story
"I thank God that He directed my path to California and brought me to family and friends that loved and supported me through this moment in my life." - Deb, Birth Mom
"I have girls around me who have told their story - who are not ashamed of who they are and it makes me feel stronger."
Emmah's first assumption about adoption was she would never see her child again. As she learned more about what adoption could look like, she gained confidence in her decision and desires to share the positives with others.
"I chose adoption so this 17-year-old girl could grow up and be the person he needed."
Unexpectedly pregnant at the age of 17. Morgan chose adoption for herself and her son. She faced many stigmas from those around her and desires to break those stigmas in her daily career. This is Morgan's story and why she chose adoption.
“I don’t have to hide from my son. He can know why I made the decision I did. And know that I love him.” Watch Emmah, the true story of a 17-year-old who chose adoption for her son.
BraveLove Birth Mom Dinners
BraveLove's birth mom dinners are a time for women to come together and build community over a shared experience.
Open Adoption is a Unique Relationship
"Open adoption is not for everybody, but it can be beautiful. If the adoptive family and the birth parents work together to offer the children answers and love, there's no other relationship like open adoption." - Maggie, Birth Mom