"I couldn't do it on my own... I felt ashamed and guilty."
Ashleigh was homeless, between jobs, and had little support. Parenting felt very overwhelming and she desired more for herself and her child. This is Ashleigh's story and why she chose adoption.
"This is about mothers my age who have been ashamed."
Terri placed her son for adoption, never knowing if she would see him again. Eighteen years later, their reunification has helped her overcome shame and stigma she has felt due to her choice to place. This is Terri's story and why she chose adoption.
Healing Isn't Linear - Robin's Story
"As an adoptee, I always struggled with wanting to know who I looked like." - Robin, Adoptee
Lydia's Update: Keeping Promises 6 Years Later
It’s been almost 6 years since I placed my sweet daughter into the arms of the woman, she would call “mommy." Since that day, I’ve felt immense amounts of sorrow, and yet tremendous joy.
Dear Birth Mom: One More Conversation with You
"Having my children now, I can't imagine how you struggled over my adoption. The pain and sadness that you endured. I hope someone was there for you." - Brandi, adoptee #BraveLove
"We decided together that we wanted to pursue adoption"
Stephanie and her boyfriend placed their son for adoption. Eight years later they are able to continue to surround him with love and support through an open adoption. This is Stephanie’s story and why she chose adoption.
"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).
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
Larry has always known he was adopted, but he never knew his birth mom since his adoption was closed. So he began to search. Watch how his story unfolds and how he comes to terms with the difficult but beautiful realities of his own adoption story.
Adoptees Say Thank You
Watch what these individuals have to say about their lives today and how they've been impacted by adoption.