Birth Mothers Are Mothers
"To me, this statement validates my place on this holiday. That as a birth mother, I should still be recognized as a mother," Jennifer said. At BraveLove, we believe birth mothers are mothers. Watch this short clip to see why.
"Your story helped me in my decision"
Ali shared her adoption story to feel empowered. She never dreamed that it would impact someone else in this way. Watch now.
"It was 15 years before I met another birth mom."
It was through a BraveLove dinner that Ashley met another birth mother for the very first time. Watch her story and discover what she's doing today and how she's encouraging birth moms so they don't have to go 15 years like she did.
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.
Changing the Stigmas of Adoption by Sharing Real Stories
"When people are able to see a real person's story whether it's read or in a video, they're able to say 'oh, there's someone else like me. I'm not alone in this.'" Watch this short video to understand how BraveLove educates.
Adoptees Say Thank You
Watch what these individuals have to say about their lives today and how they've been impacted by adoption.
"You are a mother"
Five months after Alison placed her daughter for adoption, her mom gave her a Mother's Day gift. She questioned her, "Well, why am I getting this?" Her mother reminded her, "Because you are a mother. You're just a different kind of mother than some other mothers."
Adoption Made Me Who I Am Today - Macy's Story
Although I have my days, I continue to look back and think how grateful I am to have been through that experience as it made me who I am today. - Macy, birth mom
From Love and Back Again — Clay's Story
Clay spent years trying to perform to get people to pick him, because of the fact that at his earliest moment, he fundamentally perceived he wasn’t chosen. As an adoptive father, Clay found a connection point with his son on wrestling with your identity. Years later, when Clay's birth mom Priscilla reached out to pursue a relationship with him, Clay was overwhelmed. Watch to discover what happened next.
A Mother Like You
Being a mom is no small feat. Maybe this year more than ever. We know the past couple of months have been tough on moms, whether you've been home with your kids or not. For Mother's Day, BraveLove decided to create this short film to not only honor birth moms during this challenging time but to celebrate all moms.