My Incredible Journey from Birth Mom to Adoptive Mom - Adrian's Story
"More than anything, I wanted to honor our son’s birth mom’s sacrifice by being the the most loving mom that I could." - Adrian, birth mom and adoptive mom
From Love and Back Again — Clay's Story
Clay spent years trying to perform to get people to pick him, because of the fact that at his earliest moment, he fundamentally perceived he wasn’t chosen. As an adoptive father, Clay found a connection point with his son on wrestling with your identity. Years later, when Clay's birth mom Priscilla reached out to pursue a relationship with him, Clay was overwhelmed. Watch to discover what happened next.
Theresa's Story: A Timeline of Events
"We are anxious/excited to reach out to you to see if maybe you are that baby girl." - Theresa #BraveLove
The Other Side by Shara Case
"I will never stop supporting or promoting the difficult but beautiful act of adoption. Love IS brave." - Shara, adoptee #BraveLove
No One Knew — Haven's Story
"I was not prepared to be a mother, and I wanted so much more for her." - Haven, a birth mom #BraveLove
Santa Clause, Oprah, and High Hopes — An Adoptee's Search
I hate secrets and surprises. I always have. I attribute this to being a curious person, but on an extreme level. And, even that can be attributed, or at least partially due, to growing up never knowing where I came from, but rather where I ended up.
I Lived on Parker Avenue
Adopted at birth and raised in Louisiana, David Scotton is on a journey to Indiana to meet the birth parents he’s never known. His tattooed birth mother, Melissa, and reserved birth father, Brian, anxiously wait for him, concerned David will reject them for decisions they made before he was born.
Book Review - The Waiting
(Warning: Spoiler ahead...) The Waiting took me on quite an unexpected journey. It is the story of Minka, a 16-year-old child of immigrants who is assaulted in the woods by a stranger while attending a picnic in 1928. She becomes pregnant and is encouraged to place her child for adoption.
"Let me Meet My Son Again One More Time" — Robyn's Story
"Right after my birthday in late September I received the phone call I had prayed for. My son wanted to meet me."
Book Review - Reunited
We're kicking off our very own BraveLove Book Club this summer, reading through some classic and not-so classic books about adoption. We want you to know what adoption books are good, practical, poignant, or just great page-turners. Here is our first book and a brief review of what we thought... Note: There are no spoilers in this book club!