It's not easy to place a child and to decide that you're going to let another man be the father figure in their life.
Preview of Rick's Story (short)
"At 16 the thought of being a father when I could barely change my own tire was just completely overwhelming."
That's My Girl
"I will do anything to give you everything in life, even if that means it's not with me." #BraveLove
Jessica shares on grief, shame & openness in adoption
I have found there to be three important themes related to the adoption journey - grief, shame, and openness. I have come to this conclusion because I am a birth mom and this is my story...
They were truly the light that helped overcome such a dark time in my life. I didn’t “lose” Olivia, if anything I gained three of the most beautiful people, inside and out, that I am so grateful to have in my life. They have become two of the people I want to share my happiest news with and who I lean on for support during more trying times.
Shawn & Cheryl | Adoptive Parents from Tennessee
Olivia is blessed to have so many people that love her. She will grow up healthy and confident because of all that love!
It was time for me to be brave — Keven's story of becoming a dad
I have always wanted to be a father. Even as a child I would think about what it would be like when, one day, I have a child of my own. I thought of the things I would like to pass down to them, the experiences, the memories I would like to create with them, my faith, my fanboy level love of Superman. The one thing that never crossed my mind was adoption.
Sara | An Adoptive Mom from Texas
"As a child, I would have never dreamed I would adopt, but after several years of marriage it became very apparent that God had built us for just that."
So Much Pain to Bring Me So Much Joy — Marissa's Story of Becoming a Mom
I longed to be a mother, and I had an emptiness that I so desperately wanted to be filled. But I didn’t realize that it was important for me to grieve for the children I could never bear.
"I helped make this happen" — Brian's Story as a Birth Father
"Seeing them with Micah brings me great pride, I helped make this happen. I have dreams about all of us getting together as we watch Micah grow. One big unusual...yet perfectly normal family." #BraveLove