In an age where connection becomes data, we get back to our hearts.
We hope to dispel shame, alleviate isolation, inspire empathy and create a resource for people who are having a difficult time around reproductive issues.
The Birthmother Talk That Started it all
Choice is Hard
After giving up my son for adoption when I was young, I was filled with shame and self-blame, exactly the same emotions that I saw in my friends that had miscarriages and abortions.
My bio-son told me that he was hesitant to look for me because every story about an adoption reunion that he had heard ended 'horribly'. One of his friends had contacted their birthmother, only to be told to his face "I gave you away because I never wanted to see you again".
We are inviting women (and men) to tell their stories. Through their generosity they can help those of us who are isolated, thinking that no one else could possibly understand what they are going through.
Hearing similar experiences can give listeners tremendous strength and hope.
We share stories to feel what others feel.
When I was pregnant and afraid, it would have helped so much 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.