One day an 8th grader named Olivia emailed BraveLove and said she wanted to do something to support birth mothers because her family had been touched by adoption. With her school's permission, she educated her classmates on adoption and encouraged them to write letters to birth mothers acknowledging them for their love and courage.
A few months later, we received over 50 letters from Olivia's class and mailed them to hundreds of birth mothers across the country.
Now you, too, can show your love by writing a letter to a birth mother...
Will you encourage a birth mom by sending a positive message her way?
It will only take a second for you to fill out this form.
Or if you know a birth mother personally, send her a note in the mail today. (Check out these new greeting cards.)
I want you to know how brave and selfless you are. You made the very painful decision to place your child for adoption because your child’s well-being was more important to you than even your own. Never let anyone ever make you feel bad about yourself for the decision you made. You know in your heart that you did the right thing and your child will grow up with so much love and admiration for you. I was adopted and I think of my birth mother as my hero. She knew she couldn’t give me the life I deserved and I respect her so very much for her decision.
Never lose hope and always remember that in your heart you know you did what was right. No one else’s thoughts matter. Just your own.
I applaud your courage and love to nurture your child in the womb, when other options could seem so much easier.
I hope and prayer your experience is as wonderful as mine. We adopted all 4 of our children and I can’t imagine being any more fulfilled as a mother! I have a great open relationship with each of their birthmoms and they are like family to me. Your child is so blessed to have 2 moms to love him/her. God bless you and give you peace about your decision and may you always know you made the RIGHT choice!!!
Love and prayers
I know you might be scared right now, afraid of this step you’re taking. But please know you have people behind you, supporting your choice and you! You are loved greatly and matter.
Your brave selfless act of making an adoption plan for your child shows the greatest love possible. It is not the easy way out or a selfish act. I am a Mom to 3 thanks to the brave selfless act of 3 different women. Each of them has a piece of my heart and a lifetime of my prayers. I could never repay them for what they gave to me. Birthmothers are awesome!!!
Grateful Adoptive Parent and Adoption Supporter
You are such an amazing person. You loved someone so much you were willing to break your heart to never break theirs. You gave your child a better life and an amazing woman the chance to be a mommy. A couple a chance to have a family. That act is so selfless and powerful. Only a brave beautiful caring woman could give such a beautiful gift. On the nights you are alone and crying or sad and clutching a teddy bear, please don’t be sad for long, because not many people can say they had the courage to do something so completly life changing for a stranger, and so selfless for their child. You are strong. You are brave. You are loved. You are beautiful. You took the path less traveled and you owned it! You are forever a mommy. You are birth mom strong and I salute you. ❤
Sincerely, a fellow mom
I am writing this to you as an adopted child, who found out years ago that my birth mother had passed away before I could search for her. Growing up knowing I was adopted at 5mos old, I always dreamt of meeting my birth mother. It crushed me to know that I would never be able to thank her, or just see her face in person. My own blood. It’s been years now, and I have my own children. I could never imagine having to give my babies up… But I do know that I would do ANYTHING to keep them safe, and give them the best life possible. So if giving them away meant that… I’d do it. I am so grateful for people like you, and I am still considering adopting a child in the future. Thank you so much for your selflessness. I never got to thank my own birth mother, Lucille… But I feel like thanking you in a way transfers to her. You are appreciated and loved.
I want to tell you how incredibly brave and selfless you are. I was an unexpected pregnancy and my birth mother chose life for me and chose to place me with adoptive parents. Now,as a mother myself, I know without a doubt how much she loved me to make this incredibly difficult decision. To love your child so much,wanting them to have what you are unable to provide,is the epitome of loving your child and being the best mother you possibly could be for your baby. From the bottom of my heart,THANK YOU for being so brave,so selfless,so loving!
Words can’t express how our family feels about you! What I want you to know most is that we pray for you every day. You are loved, respected and so incredibly courageous.
Thank you for your bravery, strength and love! You are amazing!