Those Three Words: You Are Pregnant — Christine's Story
“You are pregnant.” I heard those three words at age 18 when I was just weeks into my freshman year of college. I was devastated. I was not ready to be a mom. I did not want to be a mom. I was so excited about my new life and future as a college student.
One Family's Adoption Story and Their Desire to Honor Birth Moms
Adoption is beautiful but is it also painful. The process that her birth mom went through was not without thought. Each time we had to have another paper signed, my heart ached for her and what she must be processing. Our joy was causing her immense suffering and loss. Something that I won’t forget.
Ana Almost 4 Years Later
Ana placed her son for adoption 3 and a half years ago. She shared her story with BraveLove about two years ago. So we're catching up and learning what her life looks like these days.
Hello, my name is Shelbi! Ever since becoming a birth mother, my entire life has changed! Adoption and being a birth mother is something that I am VERY passionate about!
Find Your Place with BraveLove
Since our inception, BraveLove's mission has been to change public perception of adoption by advocating for new vocabulary, educating on adoption today, and presenting a fresh perspective of birth moms' brave, loving, and intentional choice to place their child for adoption.
What's Your Part? Availability
"When you really don't have the answers and you can't fix it, the gift of being available to someone might be far greater." Watch this film as Laura and Sally recount how their friendship began and then developed during one of the most difficult times of Laura's life.
What's Your Part? Support
"Just love them because they've already judged themselves, you don't have to," said Paula, Carmen's mom. Watch this film as Carmen and her mom recount the journey which led them to adoption and impacted their relationship forever.
Watch how BraveLove has made an impact over the years
Watch how BraveLove has made an impact over the years...
Dear scared, pregnant, and alone:
My birth daughter turned six today. It feels like yesterday that I was reading that life-altering pregnancy test while crying on the bathroom floor. I remember feeling scared and alone, but what I remember most was having this overwhelming feeling of needing to get rid of my secret.
Considering Adoption While Pregnant — Laura's Story
"Adoption. The most beautiful resolution to a broken story." Watch Laura’s Story unfold as she finds peace and was given her voice back through an unexpected circumstance.
Growing up, Stephanie was the oldest of 6, an athlete, and a cheerleader. It was a crushing blow to her and her family when she discovered she was pregnant at age 15. Very few people knew this detail of her life. But as her family began to expand over time, she reveals how telling her story has allowed her to find the adoption support she had been missing.
The Walls' & Dominique's Adoption — produced by The Archibald Project
In Texas a birth mother must wait 48 hours before she can legally place her child for adoption. Our friends at The Archibald Project documented a hopeful adoptive family AND a brave birth mother during those 48 hours. These 48 hours may change how you view adoption.