So a few months after I turned 18 I gave birth to a baby girl. While I was pregnant, I didn't know much. But the one thing I knew was that I didn't want my daughter to feel like a burden just as I felt most of my life.
Brooke 4 Years Later
"It is beautiful and hard at times for all parties." - Brooke, adoptee #BraveLove
A Father's Day Interview with Zach
It's hard knowing that my daughter is calling somebody else "daddy" but, ultimately, it's all part of the process, and in my opinion, more than anything, it teaches us, as fathers, how to be more resilient.
I want to encourage you today about the decision you have made. Having made this choice I know some of the feelings you may be experiencing. It is an exquisite pain.
Open Adoption - Strange Friendships and the Urge to Run
“If I didn’t place my baby with them, would they care about me?” This lingering question was the one thing keeping me from calling it a friendship.
"We all deserve to have peace with this choice; the choice we made in love." — Kelsey's Story
I believe birth moms have a certain resilience and we all deserve to have peace with this choice; the choice we made in love. - Kelsey, birth mom #BraveLove
Nacole 6 Years Later
"I was scared to share my story out of fear of people being judgmental. Today, I am very open to sharing in hopes of it helping someone." - Nacole, birth mom #BraveLove
16, Pregnant and Nervous — Emily's Story
Leading up to my daughter’s birth, I was so nervous. I knew placing her for adoption was the right decision for me and for my baby. I also knew it was going to be very difficult, physically and emotionally.
"I thought adoption was giving up. I didn't abandon my son... I chose what was best for him." Watch as Sarah and the family she placed with, share an honest portrayal of not only the struggle, but also the joy and beauty that has come from their open adoption.
"I had no family support"
"I get to see my children, talk to them and witness them growing up loved and happy with so many opportunities." - Sarah, birth mom #BraveLove