"I had no family support"
"I get to see my children, talk to them and witness them growing up loved and happy with so many opportunities." - Sarah, birth mom #BraveLove
Freshman in College, Scared, Nervous & Alone — Shelbi's Story
"This wasn’t a moment to be selfish, it was a moment to be realistic about this child’s future." - Shelbi, birth mom, #BraveLove
I Was Scared that if I Held Her I'd Never Let Her Go — Laurisa's Story
"My gratitude has outweighed any negative feeling that surfaces when grieving." - Laurisa, birth mom, #BraveLove
A Letter to a Younger Me
This letter is intended to reach birth mothers who don’t quite understand their emotions yet of a new placement or even an old one.
"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.