To My Son,
When I found out I was pregnant, my boyfriend and I considered marriage, raising the child together, but through the support and counsel of family and friends, came to the conclusion we should not get married just because I had gotten pregnant.
Hannah was juggling life as a busy high schooler - friends, family, track, schoolwork, a boyfriend. Then once she discovered she was pregnant, life slowed down. Watch her story unfold as she details her emotions, the decision-making process, and then even the surprises along the way.
Being a Superhero
Not every mother can be a mom, and not every mom gets to be a mother. It doesn't seem fair, but life can be like that. And we all just do what we can with the hand we've been dealt. But...
Two of a Kind
"I make the decision every day to fight past the fears. I do it for my boys. Because they deserve to know that they are loved and that they are wanted."
To all my Birthmother Sisters,
"I want each of you amazing women to know how BEAUTIFUL you are, how BRAVE you are, how much you are truly LOVED! Most of all, I hope you know that you are NEVER ALONE."
Dear Birth Mom,
We haven’t yet met, but I pray for you and your little one every day. I hope you feel an overwhelming peacefulness as you travel down this path. This Valentine’s Day, I am sending you love.
The Creating Family Series - Part 3
As the days passed and my time to deliver grew near, I thought frequently about this woman who would raise and love my baby. I thought more about her than I did about the baby. Of course, I did normal pregnant woman things – I nested, I patted my big belly, I picked out a name – but I also wondered about Helen. Was she also picking out names? Was she preparing a room in hopeful anticipation or was she terrified it would fall through yet again? I wanted to help her as much as I wanted to help myself with this process.
The Creating Family Series - Part 2
"I do not remember ever not knowing I was adopted. It was my bedtime story as a child: 'Once upon a time, there was a young mommy who loved her baby very much...' and so on." #BraveLove
The Creating Family Series - Part 1
"I figured out that Beth is as capable of loving two different mothers as I am of loving my two different children." #BraveLove
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to work with a birth-mom throughout her labor, subsequent C-section and the two days she spent in the hospital with her sweet baby girl. This mother was 19; this was her third child.