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.
Adoption Points of View, Part 2
BraveLove hosted an adoption panel that featured this dynamic group of women. It was too good not to share, so we're sharing it! Watch this adoption triad open up and share their adoption experiences, dispel myths, and educate on what adoption can look like today.
Adoption Points of View, Part 1
BraveLove hosted an adoption panel that featured this dynamic group of women. It was too good not to share, so we're sharing it! Watch this adoption triad open up, share their experiences, dispel myths, and educate on what adoption can look like today.
Webisode #11 - Where is Jennifer now?
Remember the film (un)Wanted? Jennifer was involved and we're catching up with her. She is both a birth mom and adoptive mom who understands the complexities of adoption. She shares some great advice and encouragement as she talks about hope, competition, and social media.
Webisode #10 - Where is Carmen now?
Remember the film Overwhelming Love? We're catching up with Carmen and her mom Paula so you can hear what's going on in their worlds since it's been over 18 years since Carmen placed her son for adoption.
Webisode #9 - It's been over six years, where is Sarah now?
Adoption is a lifelong journey, to say the least. We try our best to stay in touch with those who have shared their story with us over the years. That's why we've decided to feature some of those conversations in this special series we're calling Where Are They Now? Remember Sarah's Story? We're catching up with Sarah...
Webisode #8 - Questions to Ask Yourself Before Sharing Your Story
At BraveLove, storytelling is core to our work. We believe stories can inspire and educate. But if mishandled, they can harm and even exploit individuals. Within the context of adoption, there are lots of people involved in a story - the child, the birth parents, the adoptive parents, extended family, etc. So who's story is it to even share?
Webisode #7 - Post Adoption Support for Birth Moms
Gloria placed her daughter for adoption six years ago and worked with Bethany Christian Services. She continues to stay in touch with the agency. But it wasn't until a few years ago when she reached out for help to Lizzie, her counselor. Watch this webisode to discover what followed.
Webisode #6 - What's the adoption process like for prospective adoptive parents?
In this webisode, Jennifer Lanter from the Gladney Center for Adoption walks us through the steps for prospective adoptive parents. She specifically addresses the BIG hurdles for a lot of families pursuing domestic infant adoption — like the expense and the wait time. She also shares her personal experience going through the adoption process as an adoptive mom.
Web #5 - What to expect when working with an adoption law firm?
Lauren is an adoption counselor for an attorney in South Carolina. Watch this webisode to learn more about the adoption process for an expectant mom if she were to work with an adoption attorney. Lauren shares some great insight into the process so please watch every bit of this. Towards the end, she shares the inspiration behind why she does the work that she does. Don't miss it.