Birth Mothers Are Mothers
"To me, this statement validates my place on this holiday. That as a birth mother, I should still be recognized as a mother," Jennifer said. At BraveLove, we believe birth mothers are mothers. Watch this short clip to see why.
"Your story helped me in my decision"
Ali shared her adoption story to feel empowered. She never dreamed that it would impact someone else in this way. Watch now.
"It was 15 years before I met another birth mom."
It was through a BraveLove dinner that Ashley met another birth mother for the very first time. Watch her story and discover what she's doing today and how she's encouraging birth moms so they don't have to go 15 years like she did.
Larry has always known he was adopted, but he never knew his birth mom since his adoption was closed. So he began to search. Watch how his story unfolds and how he comes to terms with the difficult but beautiful realities of his own adoption story.
Changing the Stigmas of Adoption by Sharing Real Stories
"When people are able to see a real person's story whether it's read or in a video, they're able to say 'oh, there's someone else like me. I'm not alone in this.'" Watch this short video to understand how BraveLove educates.
Adoptees Say Thank You
Watch what these individuals have to say about their lives today and how they've been impacted by adoption.
"You are a mother"
Five months after Alison placed her daughter for adoption, her mom gave her a Mother's Day gift. She questioned her, "Well, why am I getting this?" Her mother reminded her, "Because you are a mother. You're just a different kind of mother than some other mothers."
Webisode #11 - Where is Jennifer now?
Remember the film (un)Wanted? Jennifer was involved and we're catching up with her. She is both a birth mom and adoptive mom who understands the complexities of adoption. She shares some great advice and encouragement as she talks about hope, competition, and social media.
Webisode #10 - Where is Carmen now?
Remember the film Overwhelming Love? We're catching up with Carmen and her mom Paula so you can hear what's going on in their worlds since it's been over 18 years since Carmen placed her son for adoption.
Not Every Mother
Not every mother can be a mom, and not every mom gets to be a mother. It doesn't seem fair, but life can be like that. And we all just do what we can with the hand we've been dealt. But maybe every once in a while....