My Choice Wasn't Easy — Jess's Story
Let me take you back to December 2016 and finding out I was pregnant, immediately dropping to my knees knowing at 23, parenting two kids on my own already, having a full-time job, and attending college, there was no way I could have another child. I knew at that time adoption was my only option.
Lori's Story and Why She Preferred an Open Adoption (versus Closed)
"I hope to bring joy, light, love, energy and encouragement wherever I go." - Lori
Not a Day Goes By That I Don't Think About Her — Hannah's Story
"Adoption is an extended choice in that another family gets to love the child." - Hannah, birth mom
A Typical 16-year-old with Focus and Dreams in Place — Carmen's Story
How was I going to take care of a baby when my Mom was still taking care of me?
I Will Remember That I Am Strong — Lydia's Story
I was adopted as an infant. Even though I was adopted by wonderful people, who loved me unconditionally, I had always wondered how someone could willingly be parted from their child. But, it’s easy to point fingers when you have no idea what you’re talking about.
In Labor on the Night of Senior Prom — Katie's Story
I did not give up on my daughter, I did not abandon her. I made a conscious decision to give her the best life possible, which in our case meant adoption.
"I Was Scared to Share a Child With Another Woman" — Katie's Change of Heart
When we started talking about adoption I immediately knew I wanted it to be International. What I didn’t realize at the time was how selfish my motives were in making that decision. You see, I was scared to “share” a child with another woman, and I was not interested in being part of such a messy situation.
What She Reminds Herself on Hard Days — Muthoni's Testimonial
"I love that placement day was not the end of a chapter, but the beginning..." - Muthoni, birth mom
When Your Support People Fail You — Emma's Testimonial
“I was a freshman in college who had just turned 19 when I found out I was pregnant. I was terrified. The father didn't want to be involved, and my parents pushed me hard for an abortion."