"I couldn't do it on my own... I felt ashamed and guilty."
Ashleigh was homeless, between jobs, and had little support. Parenting felt very overwhelming and she desired more for herself and her child. This is Ashleigh's story and why she chose adoption.
"This is about mothers my age who have been ashamed."
Terri placed her son for adoption, never knowing if she would see him again. Eighteen years later, their reunification has helped her overcome shame and stigma she has felt due to her choice to place. This is Terri's story and why she chose adoption.
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“I don’t have to hide from my son. He can know why I made the decision I did. And know that I love him.”
"We decided together that we wanted to pursue adoption"
Stephanie and her boyfriend placed their son for adoption. Eight years later they are able to continue to surround him with love and support through an open adoption. This is Stephanie’s story and why she chose adoption.
"Adoption was the best thing for my life and for my son"
Stephanie was parenting 3 children, battling addiction, and pregnant. At 8 months, she made her decision, which impacted her life in the most beautiful ways. This is Stephanie’s story and why she chose adoption.
"I gained not only a son but his parents"
Jennifer found out she was pregnant at 27, which was the same age her birth mother was when she made an adoption plan. This is Jennifer’s story and why she chose adoption.
"How was I going to take care of a whole child?"
When Sara was pregnant with her daughter, she was at a difficult place in her life. She wasn’t able to take care of herself at the time, so the question of how she was going to be able to take care of a child was overwhelming. This is Sara’s story and why she chose adoption.
Not too long ago, Whitney's life looked pretty dark and chaotic. Then she found out she was pregnant, and it turned upside down. She knew she couldn't parent. She also knew she wanted her child to be in a safe home with two loving parents. Today, not only does Whitney get to be a part of her son's life, but she gets to encourage other birth moms.
"There were a lot of people who didn't understand how I could have one and place another."
Kandice was already parenting her 9-month-old son when she found out she was pregnant again. As a single parent, there were challenges that made parenting a second child incredibly difficult. This is Kandice’s story and why she chose adoption.
"It was a tough decision, but the right decision for me."
Beginning her senior year of high school, Laura found out she was pregnant. Neither parenting nor abortion felt like the right choice. This is Laura’s story and why she chose adoption.