"I gained not only a son but his parents"
Jennifer found out she was pregnant at 27, which was the same age her birth mother was when she made an adoption plan. This is Jennifer’s story and why she chose adoption.
Honoring Adoption: the traditions, gestures, and gifts
As we know, adoption impacts people forever. Nowadays that often looks like a relationship. Here are some ideas, traditions, simple gestures that honor the relationship between birth families and adoptive families, no matter how open or closed.
Looking for a gift for a birth mom in your life? Reference this list of BraveLove products.
"How was I going to take care of a whole child?"
When Sara was pregnant with her daughter, she was at a difficult place in her life. She wasn’t able to take care of herself at the time, so the question of how she was going to be able to take care of a child was overwhelming. This is Sara’s story and why she chose adoption.
A Mother at Peace - Calli's Story
"My heart, mind and spirit are at peace knowing he is with the people who could love AND care for him best." - Calli, birth mom
Not too long ago, Whitney's life looked pretty dark and chaotic. Then she found out she was pregnant, and it turned upside down. She knew she couldn't parent. She also knew she wanted her child to be in a safe home with two loving parents. Today, not only does Whitney get to be a part of her son's life, but she gets to encourage other birth moms.
Post Adoption Support - Topics and Talking Points
Here are some helpful topics that we’ve pulled together from birth moms we know. In addition to topics, we’ve paired some specific BraveLove videos and stories that could supplement your conversations around these real life questions and issues.
"There were a lot of people who didn't understand how I could have one and place another."
Kandice was already parenting her 9-month-old son when she found out she was pregnant again. As a single parent, there were challenges that made parenting a second child incredibly difficult. This is Kandice’s story and why she chose adoption.
"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.
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.
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