Webisode #4 - What's the adoption process like for an expectant mom?
Let's be honest — the adoption process can be complicated and overwhelming for anyone involved. One way to make it less confusing... work with someone who knows what they're doing and can help guide you through the process. That's why we wanted to talk to those out there who work directly with women and families who are pursuing adoption - whether they're placing their child for adoption OR hoping to adopt.
All the Hard Parts Are Worth It — Nicole's Story
"I always knew that this would be the start of something so beautiful — so much bigger than myself." - Nicole
Cathy | A Birth Mom from Texas
I was not familiar with adoption. I didn't know of anyone who had been through this process.
"Adoption is Brave" - Kelsey's Story
For the first time in a long time I wasn't thinking about myself, I chose Abel. With the amount of drug exposure, there was I had only ONE family to choose from.
No Such Thing As Unplanned - Annie's Story
My biological parents were seventeen years old when they found out they were pregnant with me, and they were in high school at the time. When they found out, my birth father wanted an abortion. He actually told my birth mother if she didn't get an abortion that he would leave her. Keep reading the rest of this adoption story by Annie.
I knew that adoption was my final decision. - Miriam's Story
"I want my story to reach out to people who may or may not be in this type of situation, but hopefully will help people understand the importance of adoption." - Miriam, birth mom
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.