Light at the End of the Tunnel
"Four days that I will never forget. I’ll never forget the pain, both mentally and physically." Keep reading as Shelbi explains there is light at the end of the tunnel.
"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
I Wish I'd Known Then What I Know Now
When I placed my daughter for adoption twenty years ago, open adoption wasn't really discussed as a preferred option, and I didn't even know of anyone who had experienced adoption in that way.
"I did feel more in control of the situation" - Courtney's Story
I didn’t give my child away—he’s not a piece of trash. I placed my child into a loving and thriving home in order to give him a better chance at life.
Miranda | A Birth Mom from Texas
I thought adoption was a little scary because I couldn’t plan for how I would feel after I gave birth. I knew I was doing the right thing but I was terrified I would change my mind at the last minute and have nothing for a baby at home.
"My choice was not easy, but it was right, and I had to be brave for her." - Jessica's Story
I see her love on her mom, I see her lean on her dad. I see them love her with all their heart. My choice was not easy, but it was right, and I had to be brave for her. I had to put away my pride for her. I couldn’t be selfish, and I knew I had to let her go.
"I am 14...how did I become pregnant?" - Maddison's Story of Heartbreak and Healing
It took me about a year to understand or have feeling in that hole in my heart. I did not completely start healing until about 10 years later.
Those Three Words: You Are Pregnant — Christine's Story
“You are pregnant.” I heard those three words at age 18 when I was just weeks into my freshman year of college. I was devastated. I was not ready to be a mom. I did not want to be a mom. I was so excited about my new life and future as a college student.
Dear scared, pregnant, and alone:
My birth daughter turned six today. It feels like yesterday that I was reading that life-altering pregnancy test while crying on the bathroom floor. I remember feeling scared and alone, but what I remember most was having this overwhelming feeling of needing to get rid of my secret.
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.