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!
Are you watching TLC's Long Lost Family?
TLC's new TV series Long Lost Family premiered this week (Sundays 10/9C), and we can't stop thinking about it. The documentary series features family members trying to reunite with birthparents, biological families, or children placed for adoption. In the premiere, we watched two different stories unfold...
If Not For You: A Reunion Story
It's been 22 years since Janice has seen her firstborn son Grant. In this documentary, she shares the loss she endured and the hope that stemmed from her decision to place him for adoption.