"How can I do this?"
At first, she had an incomplete picture of what adoption looked like, but then she learned how much of a say she actually had. This is Noelle’s story and why she chose adoption.
Maternal Mental Health
Hello, my name is Emily Morehead, and I am a Psychotherapist in Texas. I specialize in working in the Infertility and Adoption Community. I recently had the opportunity to speak at Postpartum Support International's Conference with my presentation "Serving in the Adoption Community - A Clinician's Guide to Psychotherapy with Expectant and Birth Parents."
"We just want to belong"
Katie did everything she could to make it work in order to parent her son. Six months later, she made an adoption plan. Some time passed, and she was faced with another decision to place for adoption. This is Katie's story and why she chose adoption (twice).
An Impossible Decision - Mia's Story
"I was 17 years old...with my high school best friend, expecting a baby." - Mia, birth mom #BraveLove
"I wanted more for her"
Already parenting her young daughter, Meredith found out she was pregnant a second time. However, this new pregnancy came with extra challenges in which Meredith realized it would be too difficult to parent her two daughters. She wanted to give them the life she felt they deserved. This is Meredith’s story and why she chose adoption.
"I learned that I had control over my options"
Lacy was in high school when she found out she was pregnant. Life seemed out of control. Without support, a partner, and stability, Lacy decided to make an adoption plan. This is Lacy’s story and why she chose adoption.
Just Released: Why Adoption?
No two stories are the same. They're beautiful, messy, complicated. We can't wait for you to watch. Here's the trailer for a sneak preview of what's to come.
Birth Mothers Are Mothers
"To me, this statement validates my place on this holiday. That as a birth mother, I should still be recognized as a mother," Jennifer said. At BraveLove, we believe birth mothers are mothers. Watch this short clip to see why.
Adopted at Birth - Marti's Story
"It takes a truly selfless individual to create life and bless another family through the process. Truly a brave love." - Marti, adoptee
The Importance of a Support System - Jamie's Story
"Adoption is a beautiful, complicated, and messy thing that comes with many emotions. Having the right support system in place is critical." - Jamie, birth mom #BraveLove
Birth Mom Finding Peace - Leah's Story
"Being a birth mom has changed my life in so many ways and I can only hope that me sharing this helps someone out there who is struggling..." - Leah, birth mom #BraveLove
The Complexities of Adoption
"Adoption is hard. It is beautiful. It is complex with many layers. Most times I have no words to describe it. But I have gratitude." - Sue, adoptive mom
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