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Sixteen and Pregnant–How I Chose Between Adoption and Parenting

My name is Christie. When I was a sophomore in high school, I was overcome with what I’d now call infatuation. Although, at 15-years-old, I thought it was love. He was a few years older than me and all I could see were his positive traits: talented, smart, good looking, and creative with art and music. […]

The Power of Adoption and How My Daughter Chose Me

This true story was submitted to us by Hanna via social media.  My name is Hanna, I’m a birth mom, and this is my story. I hope that by sharing my story, others will see that adoption can be a wonderful thing! It’s beautiful and amazing and it truly is about a mother’s ultimate love […]

My Friend’s Secret Pregnancy and the Day Her Sons Met

This article was originally published on Care Net’s Abundant Life blog on April 20, 2017.  I am writing my story because I hope it will encourage anyone facing a difficult pregnancy. There is hope, even in the darkest circumstances.  In the late 1950’s, my friend faced an unplanned pregnancy. She and I grew up together in […]

Why Adoption is a Comma, but Abortion is a Period

This story was shared to us via social media by Sandina K. I was one who felt like I didn’t have a choice. I was trying to get out of a gang and ended up getting pregnant by the leader. I was young, dumb, and irresponsible. I had an abortion 23 years ago at 18 […]

How Giving Her up for Adoption Changed me Forever

This piece originally appeared on Secular Pro-Life’s blog and was written by EN. It is hard to imagine a journey as beautiful as the one I’m going to tell you beginning in a stall in the ladies room at Target, but that is where I found out I was pregnant with my 4th child. There I sat, […]

A Letter to My Daughter’s Birthmother

This piece originally appeared on Secular Pro-Life’s blog and was written by Crystal Kupper. I’ve never met you. I don’t speak your language. We were born on opposite sides of the world, and in some ways on completely different planets. You’re both much older than me and my husband, both in years, and, I’m guessing, hard knocks. […]

What’s Mother’s Day Really Like for a Kid Without a Mom?

I have no idea where my mom lives. How do you wish your mom a happy Mother’s Day when you have no idea where she lives? Why did she decide that chasing a fourth marriage was more important than me? For so many kids out there, the word “mother” can be a painful one. I […]

From an Adoptive Family: “Our Son’s Birthmother is a Hero”

This piece was reprinted with permission from Pregnancy Help News and was written by Gayle Irwin.  The moment “Anna” became pregnant through rape at age 18, the pressure was on—as far as most of her family and friends were concerned—to abort her baby. Anna, however, wasn’t so sure. But the trauma of the situation made it feel […]