"It has all come full circle. Adoption is beautiful. It wasn't always happy go lucky." - Emily's Story
"It has all come full circle. Adoption is beautiful. It wasn't always happy go lucky...The beauty of open adoption. There is always a window to see that everything is ok." - Emily, birth mom #BraveLove
Conversations on Open Adoption - Kandice and Alex, Part I
There's not a step-by-step guide on how to do open adoption. But it can be helpful to hear how people are navigating this unique family relationship. We asked a few different birth moms and their children's adoptive moms to share some of their fears, insecurities, and lessons learned. We captured that on film so that you can see for yourself.
The Sweetest Gift
"That’s the paradox that is adoption. On one side, it is beautiful and celebrated and the new baby is welcomed with open arms. On the other, there is a grief over the loss that extends to your entire family. " - Ashley, adoptive mom #BraveLove
When You're Already Parenting — Dominique's Story
When Dominique, a single mom, found out she was pregnant, she felt stuck. She was doing ok parenting one child, but what was it going to look like to now financially support two? Her first thought was to have an abortion or try to parent another child.
I Wish I'd Known Then What I Know Now
When I placed my daughter for adoption twenty years ago, open adoption wasn't really discussed as a preferred option, and I didn't even know of anyone who had experienced adoption in that way.
"I did feel more in control of the situation" - Courtney's Story
I didn’t give my child away—he’s not a piece of trash. I placed my child into a loving and thriving home in order to give him a better chance at life.
No Shame in Being a Birth Mom
Being a birth mom is a huge part of some women’s stories, but it is not the end. We want to introduce you to several of these strong, creative, smart, unique, hilarious, fun-loving women!
The Other Side by Shara Case
"I will never stop supporting or promoting the difficult but beautiful act of adoption. Love IS brave." - Shara, adoptee #BraveLove
Miranda | A Birth Mom from Texas
I thought adoption was a little scary because I couldn’t plan for how I would feel after I gave birth. I knew I was doing the right thing but I was terrified I would change my mind at the last minute and have nothing for a baby at home.
No Shame Trailer
We recognize that adoption is a part of a birth mother's story — but it's not all of her. Watch this short trailer to catch a glimpse of our new campaign that's coming (very) soon.
What's Your Part? Respond
When Dominique found out she was pregnant with another child, she didn’t know where to turn. Watch this film to see how Traci’s response to a simple text message helped Dominique when she needed it most
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