"I had to let them go so that we could all live." — Aimee's Story
"I had to let them go so that we could all live." - Aimee, birth mom, #BraveLove
The Walls' & Dominique's Adoption — produced by The Archibald Project
In Texas a birth mother must wait 48 hours before she can legally place her child for adoption. Our friends at The Archibald Project documented a hopeful adoptive family AND a brave birth mother during those 48 hours. These 48 hours may change how you view adoption.
Amber Shares When She Experienced a Threshold Shift
But these stories don’t make media headlines day after day after day, and even if they did, the news couldn’t do it justice in a 60 second bit. I’m pretty sure I’m not going to be able to do it justice in the hours it's going to take me to write this.
"Giving him a father was the main reason for me." — Maryellen's Story
I remember when I first found out I was pregnant, I was only 18 and so scared. I thought about my options and I knew adoption was one of them. A few months before I found out I was pregnant, a lady from my church shared how she adopted a baby boy and her story touched my heart.
Overwhelming Love Amidst an Unplanned Pregnancy — Carmen's Story
"How do you put a word to what a mom does when she places her child for adoption?" Carmen recalls the drama, joy, sorrow, peace, and the reasons why she decided to place her son for adoption.
Laura | A Birth Mom from Louisiana
Before my adoption, I didn’t really have any thoughts or opinions on adoption. At least none that I felt particularly strongly about, that I can remember. I knew it was something people did for various reasons, but it had never affected me directly so I had never put too much thought into it. I do remember that my sisters used to tease me that I was adopted and that never made me feel good. It was not something that I wanted to be true.
No One Knew — Haven's Story
"I was not prepared to be a mother, and I wanted so much more for her." - Haven, a birth mom #BraveLove
I Am Not Ashamed — Lydia's Story
Is it hard? Yes. Some days it still is. But I know that if I would have parented her things would have been even harder on my girls and that this is giving the baby her best chance.
So a few months after I turned 18 I gave birth to a baby girl. While I was pregnant, I didn't know much. But the one thing I knew was that I didn't want my daughter to feel like a burden just as I felt most of my life.
Open Adoption - Strange Friendships and the Urge to Run
“If I didn’t place my baby with them, would they care about me?” This lingering question was the one thing keeping me from calling it a friendship.