Last Friday we gathered with a dozen leaders from different pregnancy centers and organizations from across DFW (Non-Texans, that means Dallas/Ft. Worth).
Did you know that Birth Mother’s Day actually exists! It’s Saturday, May 10. (Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11.) This year, we’ve teamed up with Blessings in a Basket for the second year in a row to create a sweet care package specifically designed for birth mothers. Why? Because we want birth moms to be honored and encouraged on this holiday. And we thought a few fun goodies might brighten one’s day.
Last Saturday we got the chance to attend the very first “Royally Blessed Adoption Walk” hosted Blessings in a Basket, the Utah-based organization providing birth mom community. (You might remember reading about their founder Ashley here.)
On Thursday, February 13th, we celebrated an early Valentine’s with 130 of our Dallas Ambassadors. Our Ambassadors are those who have committed to helping us raise awareness that adoption is a loving option. And Valentine’s seemed like a fitting time to acknowledge this different kind of adoption love story. Our founder spoke and shared where we’ve been in the past year and what’s ahead. For those that attended the event, THANK YOU!
These dinners are our favorites. The purpose is primarily social - eat good food and get to know one another. It’s a way we can gather a group of women who have one thing in common - placing a child for adoption. These dinners allow us time to get to know the women we champion by sharing a meal and listening to their stories in person.
Last Saturday, January 18th, we had the opportunity to speak at the Dallas March for Life Rally. It was an honor to be a part of this HUGE event in downtown Dallas and to get to talk about adoption to thousands. Literally, thousands.
On Friday, November 22, we were awarded the 2013 Hope Award at Gladney’s 10th Annual Hope Award Luncheon. What an honor! Thank you Gladney for this recognition. The luncheon was a sweet time in which we celebrated with friends, family and supporters of BraveLove as well as staff from Gladney and other organizations in the DFW area. To those who attended amidst the chilly temps in Ft. Worth, thank you for being there. To the rest of you, we appreciate your interest in this movement and caring about adoption. Happy National Adoption Month!
On Thursday, November 14, we launched this movement in Oklahoma! We gathered with about 175 of our closest friends in the Oklahoma City/Edmond/Nichols Hills area and shared the vision of BraveLove with the intention of raising adoption awareness. Our friend Clay shared his adoption story, and then BraveLove founder shared the vision of the organization. By the end of the night, people were excited to get involved, give and help spread the BraveLove in Oklahoma. For those that attended, THANK YOU for being there. We’re so excited to get to know you.
Happy Thursday! We’ve run across some great adoption stories, articles and videos so far this week. Read/Watch these at your leisure...