"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.
"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.
Why Adoption? Part 2
No two stories are the same. They're beautiful, messy, complicated. Here's a sneak preview of more stories that are coming out soon...
"I didn't make the wrong decision because I have success now."
Brittni carried a lot of shame for past choices in her life. She was battling loss and addiction, and life seemed to get worse before it could get better. That's when she found out she was pregnant. This is Brittni's story and why she chose adoption.
"I'm still a mom no matter what"
Married and raising three children, Gwen and her husband were pregnant with their fourth child. Pressured by her spouse to end her pregnancy, Gwen made an adoption plan instead. She found an adoption agency in the phonebook and made the call. This is Gwen's story and why she chose adoption.
"How can I do this?"
At first, she had an incomplete picture of what adoption looked like, but then she learned how much of a say she actually had. This is Noelle’s story and why she chose adoption.