Hey there, I'm Allie! I am a birth mother, wife, daughter, blogger, manager and dog mom. My favorite nickname I have is "Mama Allie" which was given to me by the most precious little boy I've ever laid eyes on. I placed my son 6 years ago as of December 2017.
Why It's Important to Share Your Adoption Story — Stephanie's Journey
My biggest sharing moment came about 22 years ago. A good friend of ours was my OB/GYN (he actually delivered my daughter). I don’t remember the exact circumstances, but I shared my story with him in the hope that if he ever had a patient that needed to hear “another side of a pregnancy story”, I could be helpful.
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.
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