"I have girls around me who have told their story - who are not ashamed of who they are and it makes me feel stronger."
Emmah's first assumption about adoption was she would never see her child again. As she learned more about what adoption could look like, she gained confidence in her decision and desires to share the positives with others.
"I chose adoption so this 17-year-old girl could grow up and be the person he needed."
Unexpectedly pregnant at the age of 17. Morgan chose adoption for herself and her son. She faced many stigmas from those around her and desires to break those stigmas in her daily career. This is Morgan's story and why she chose adoption.
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"I get to find the best fit for my child and that's huge and it's empowering."
Brittany had never been presented with adoption as an option in her previous pregnancies. This time was different — she felt empowered in the decision she was making for her child and her family. This is Brittany's story and why she chose adoption.
"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.
"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.