Meet the Team: Laura Bruder
Get to know Laura Bruder, BraveLove's Executive Director. Learn how she got connected to the organization nearly 12 years ago and why she cares about this work.
Top stories from 2023
We believe stories erase stigmas and can change the narrative of adoption from shame to hope. That's why we keep sharing them. We rounded up last year's top posts, stories, and videos. So if you're in the reading/watching mood, check these out.
Lydia's Update: Keeping Promises 6 Years Later
It’s been almost 6 years since I placed my sweet daughter into the arms of the woman, she would call “mommy." Since that day, I’ve felt immense amounts of sorrow, and yet tremendous joy.
A Real Extended Family Relationship
Yet at each turn of our journey, our walls were broken down and this theoretical “open adoption” became a real woman. A real child. And, ultimately, a real extended family relationship.
Courtney's Rules: How one birth mom gets through Mother's Day
You see, when the month of flowers arrives, a barrage of commercials and songs and questions come flying, “what are you doing for Mother’s Day?”. This is a difficult time for me in more than one way.
Honoring Birthdays & Birth Mothers
"I celebrate a woman who will be forever tied to our hearts. A woman who I know sits in the middle of celebrating this little girl and holds a cup full of loss." - Sue, adoptive mom #BraveLove
Honoring Adoption: the traditions, gestures, and gifts
As we know, adoption impacts people forever. Nowadays that often looks like a relationship. Here are some ideas, traditions, simple gestures that honor the relationship between birth families and adoptive families, no matter how open or closed.
Looking for a gift for a birth mom in your life? Reference this list of BraveLove products.
Maternal Mental Health
Hello, my name is Emily Morehead, and I am a Psychotherapist in Texas. I specialize in working in the Infertility and Adoption Community. I recently had the opportunity to speak at Postpartum Support International's Conference with my presentation "Serving in the Adoption Community - A Clinician's Guide to Psychotherapy with Expectant and Birth Parents."
Mother's Day For a Birth Mom
The smallest interaction, even from a stranger, can mean more than you realize. Mother's Day is always a tricky one for me. As I imagine it is for any birth mom without children of her own. I always feel like I'm half of a mother. Like I almost don't deserve this holiday.