"You name it and I've felt it" — a birth mother's story
At 15, I found myself 4 months pregnant. I was lost, ashamed, terrified, and absolutely in love with the life growing inside me.
I Will Remember That I Am Strong — Lydia's Story
I was adopted as an infant. Even though I was adopted by wonderful people, who loved me unconditionally, I had always wondered how someone could willingly be parted from their child. But, it’s easy to point fingers when you have no idea what you’re talking about.
In Labor on the Night of Senior Prom — Katie's Story
I did not give up on my daughter, I did not abandon her. I made a conscious decision to give her the best life possible, which in our case meant adoption.
When Your Support People Fail You — Emma's Testimonial
“I was a freshman in college who had just turned 19 when I found out I was pregnant. I was terrified. The father didn't want to be involved, and my parents pushed me hard for an abortion."
I Thought I Was Above Getting Pregnant — My Biggest Untold Story
"My story is not special, there are many others who have a similar story to mine but no two stories are the same and one person’s story could stand to empower, teach, and reach people."
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.
"I Was Not That Person That Had a Strong Desire For Children" — Rin's Most Difficult Decision
When I first realized I was pregnant, I didn’t want to believe it. ‘NO! This cannot be happening!’ ‘I can’t take care of me right now, let alone another person.’
The Days and Weeks Leading up to Her Birth — Savannah's Story
I knew I couldn’t carry a child for nine months and never see him/her again or have any idea where they ended up. Over the next few weeks, my mom and I gathered as much information as we could about different agencies and ways to go about the adoption process. Through my research, I found the agency I went with.
Emilie: A Birth Mom's Side of the Story
I love Ellery so much and on that day I loved her enough to entrust her into the hands of two amazing parents.
"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."