Birth Mother Brunch

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Due to COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Birth Mother Brunch, originally scheduled for May and then rescheduled for September 12th.

We know how meaningful and special this event is, so while we can’t gather in person this year, we have come up with a few ways to honor your adoption decision! Join us for one or all of the events below and we will see you in person for our Birth Mother Brunch on May 8, 2021!

BraveLove Birth Mom Zoom Party

On September 10th, BraveLove is hosting a Birth Mom Zoom Party! Join birth moms throughout the country for an evening of encouragement. For more information and to register for this virtual event go to BraveLove’s website here.

What’s Your Story?

For National Adoption Month in November, we want to hear your adoption story! Use National Adoption Month as an opportunity to share your story with your friends and family, while entering to win some amazing prizes.  Throughout the month of November, we will provide various opportunities for you to share your story including the below:

Video Contest: Grab a spouse, neighbor, or friend and create a short video sharing your adoption story (3 minutes or less). Post your video to social media using hashtag #nationaladoptionmonth and tag @newlifeadoptionsmn for an entry to win a $200 Target gift card.

Photo Contest: Post a photo that best captures your adoption story or your feelings about adoption. Use hashtag #nationaladoptionmonth and tag @newlifeadoptionsmn. All submissions will be entered to win a basket full of amazing items.

We want you to feel honored and supported during this time, so if you need additional support, please reach out to our Post Adoption Department today.

20th Annual Birth Mother’s Brunch

Grace Church, Eden Prairie

Saturday, May 8th

In 1990 a group of birth mothers in Seattle, WA wanted to remember and honor the decision they made to place their children for adoption. They created what is now known as Birth Mother’s Day, a day in which birth mothers are honored and recognized for their courageous and loving adoption decisions. Birth Mother’s Day is nationally recognized on the Saturday before Mother’s Day.

After hosting our Annual Birth Mother Dinner for 18 years we decided it was time for a change. In 2019 we hosted a Birth Mother Brunch on Birth Mother’s Day itself! Along with a new day and time, we were also at a new location: Grace Church in Eden Prairie.

If you have never attended our Birth Mother Event before, we encourage you to consider attending our brunch on May 8, 2021. This is a wonderful way to connect with other birth mothers and to share about your adoption journey with people who really understand, because they chose adoption, too!

Birth mothers are welcome to attend no matter which agency they placed through. All birth mothers attend free of charge and are encouraged to bring a guest. Each guest is kindly asked to pay $10 at the door in the form of cash or check.

Registration will be open in April 2021. Contact Rebecca at 612-746-5670 or rebecca@newlifeadoptionsmn.org for more information.

Why do birth mothers attend our Birth Mother Brunch?

“To celebrate the decision I made to place.”

“It’s one of my favorite events that New Life holds. I’ve been coming every year since I placed my daughter.”

“I love to connect with other birth moms and I always hope to encourage birth moms.”

“I love the love and support of this event. It is the one thing I count on for this weekend every year.”