I knew from the moment I made my decision to place my child for adoption that it would have to be an open arrangement because I would want to be involved in my child’s life.
She Changed My Life
"I also played a part in completing a family that could not have done it without me." #BraveLove
To The Moon
"Of two things I am certain 1) that my daughter loves me and 2) that I made the right choice. I am a birth father and 15 years ago I chose to place my daughter, Belle, in open adoption." - Rick
I never dreamt that we could place a baby for adoption and still get to be a part of their life. Making the first of several major decisions, my boyfriend and I jumped right into counseling sessions...
"Not every child who is adopted was unwanted. I believe there is only love in adoption. Even if the birth mother can’t say it or see it, there is only love." #BraveLove
Dream a Little Dream
"I thought my life was over, but little did I know, it was just beginning." #BraveLove
The Secret Inside Me
"In spite of my new love for the baby, keeping him never crossed my mind. But I knew I could no longer give him to just anyone. I owed this baby the best parents I could find him." #BraveLove
The Potter and Clay
Clay discovered that he was the center of one of the greatest acts of determination and heroism he’d ever heard of, and Priscilla re-opened the deepest wound of her childhood. #BraveLove
Someone Pinch Me
When I was growing up and planning my future, becoming a birth mother was never discussed with my guidance counselor. I would talk with friends about what we would “do” if we ever got pregnant. Abortion was never an option; raising it would be hard but maybe adoption would be a good choice. I have learned a few things since those days, the simpler days.
"An Important Part of Our Family"
"She is an important part of our family, and we always hold her in our hearts with great love and respect." #BraveLove