Can you imagine looking for your birthparents for years and then getting a response and a picture 2 minutes after sending a facebook message?
Choice is Hard
After giving up my son for adoption when I was young, I was filled with shame and self-blame. These are exactly the same emotions that I saw in my friends that had abortions. We are opening up the gates and welcoming women and men to tell their stories around adoption to come out from hiding and help others going through similar trials. When people know that they are NOT alone, it can give them tremendous strength that they aren’t crazy and that their lives will go on.
Nobody is alone. Adoption and Abortion, Birth and Death have touched all of us. There are so many profound, intense, raw stories that people hide because they feel ashamed, because they feel that nobody will understand them, because they fear being judged.
We want people to hear these real raw human stories. Stories about adoptee abandonment issues, family dynamics, jealousy between a birthmother and adoptive mother, the experience of abortion, and the guilt for the relief that sometimes follows.
We share stories to feel what others feel. When I was pregnant and afraid, I would have given anything to talk to someone who had a similar experience. Someone without an agenda who could just tell me how it felt and why they made the decisions that they did.
Join us in opening up these stories, so we can touch the lives of people who need it.
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Been thinking about the discontinuation of our use of the word “orphan”. Did you know that over 120,000 homeless and neglected kids were shipped from the east coast to the west between 1853 and 1947? When I was young there was a series of books called “Anne of Green Gables”. The premise of the book […]