How to Navigate a Very Open Adoption
With adoption as my option, I never considered how open it could be. In fact, my idea of “very open” wasn’t all that open at all. I never dreamed that my adoption would be where it is today.
Conversations on Open Adoption - Alison and Sherri, Part I
When Alison placed her daughter Peyton with a loving couple 23 years ago, they could never have predicted how their story of open adoption would unfold. Watch this conversation with her daughter's adoptive mom.
Conversations on Open Adoption - Brindan and Jen, Part I
How does that work? Won’t that be hard when they get older? Aren’t you afraid the birth mom will want her child back? These are just some of the questions that Jen gets asked about the relationship with her daughter's birth mom, Brindan.
"It has all come full circle. Adoption is beautiful. It wasn't always happy go lucky." - Emily's Story
"It has all come full circle. Adoption is beautiful. It wasn't always happy go lucky...The beauty of open adoption. There is always a window to see that everything is ok." - Emily, birth mom #BraveLove
Conversations on Open Adoption - Kandice and Alex, Part I
There's not a step-by-step guide on how to do open adoption. But it can be helpful to hear how people are navigating this unique family relationship. We asked a few different birth moms and their children's adoptive moms to share some of their fears, insecurities, and lessons learned. We captured that on film so that you can see for yourself.
When You're Already Parenting — Dominique's Story
When Dominique, a single mom, found out she was pregnant, she felt stuck. She was doing ok parenting one child, but what was it going to look like to now financially support two? Her first thought was to have an abortion or try to parent another child.
How Emily's Adoption Hopes Became Reality
"We both desired an open adoption but what that looked like I don't think either of us knew. We both had hopes but could they be a reality?" - Emily, adoptive mom #BraveLove
Hello, my name is Shelbi! Ever since becoming a birth mother, my entire life has changed! Adoption and being a birth mother is something that I am VERY passionate about!
Considering Adoption While Pregnant — Laura's Story
"Adoption. The most beautiful resolution to a broken story." Watch Laura’s Story unfold as she finds peace and was given her voice back through an unexpected circumstance.
Growing up, Stephanie was the oldest of 6, an athlete, and a cheerleader. It was a crushing blow to her and her family when she discovered she was pregnant at age 15. Very few people knew this detail of her life. But as her family began to expand over time, she reveals how telling her story has allowed her to find the adoption support she had been missing.