Becoming a birth mother by making an adoption plan for your child is not a choice that is made lightly. Your love for your child is so large and brave. Finding support and understanding for your adoption plan may seem difficult. But, there are people and organizations out there that are rooting you on, one of which is BraveLove.
Becoming a birth mother by making an adoption plan for your child is not a choice that is taken lightly.
BraveLove is an organization whose main purpose is to “acknowledge and support birth moms for their brave decision” (bravelove.org). BraveLove provides support to birth mothers throughout the United States. They also offer resources to professionals working with expectant parents. New Life Adoptions is proud to be a partner agency and supporter of BraveLove. Their mission is, “to change the perception of adoption through honest, informative, and hopeful communication that conveys the heroism and bravery a birth mother displays when she places her child with a loving family through adoption” (bravelove.org/about).
For Birth Mothers
BraveLove’s website is engaging and shares support and understanding through real-life stories in the form of both videos and articles. All of the stories revolve around each persons’ unique journey through the adoption process. There is a page named Just for Birth Moms, which includes information specifically for birth moms such as support groups, retreats, community events, dinners, meet ups, and online connections with other birth mothers. There are additional resources such as recommended books and podcasts, and post-adoption support groups and retreats around the country. Your story is personal and different from others. We hope BraveLove can help you feel understood and supported in whatever way is uniquely needed for you.
If you are a professional, there is a whole separate section for you on the website. Becoming a BraveLove member is easy and free. By becoming a member you gain access to the resource library, adoption referrals, and a community that values adoption education and honors birth parents. Even if you are not a member, there are many recommended books, podcasts, radio shows, research, and reports to browse through. The videos and documentaries can also be helpful to you to learn more and connect clients to BraveLove.
For Those Connected to a Birth Mother
Maybe you’re reading this post but you are not a birth mother or a professional in the adoption field, guess what? BraveLove can still be for you! The videos, articles, and resources are there for anyone to utilize. Stories can be one of the best way to grow your perspective and understanding for someone who has a different experience from you. BraveLove’s resources and stories are easy and free to access which helps to showcase the love of birth parents when walking through an adoption plan. If you know a birth parent, but don’t understand their choice of adoption, BraveLove is a great place for you to start.
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