Birth Mother Stories

You are not alone. Many women have walked the path of an unplanned pregnancy. Here are some real life stories.

“When I was introduced to New Life, I didn’t know what to expect. I had just given birth and was lost. I knew that I couldn’t take care of my baby alone and that I wanted the best for him, even if I wasn’t the one that would give him that. All I knew was I wanted him to be cared for, loved, and I wanted him to have the best of everything. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to give him that. The day after I had given birth I met the New Life staff and they helped me through everything. They made me feel at ease and reassured me that I would be able to have contact with my baby through open adoption. And now after a year I still can’t imagine a better place to turn to when I needed help the most. Not only am I happy about seeing my son grow to be loved and cared for but I also love seeing my new extended family grow as well. I really couldn’t ask for a better happy ending.” — Rainisha

“My experience with New Life was great!  I was welcomed with open arms and I was encouraged.  I really loved being a part of a community. At the monthly support group, I found safety in knowing I wasn’t alone.  New Life really does inspire life.” — Brandy

“I love New Life! There is absolutely nothing that I would have done differently. Everything turned out beautifully.  It was the hardest decision that I have ever made, but looking back it was also the best decision that I have ever made.  At the time, I thought that I would never be able to recover, but that was definitely not the case.  Everyone at New Life was so loving and gracious!  I also love the idea of open adoptions, although I was terrified of that idea at first.  Overall, New Life and my adoption was an incredibly positive experience.  I could not be happier with the experience.” — Monika

Here are videos from other birth moms (courtesy of BraveLove):

Sarah’s Story 

Adrianne’s Story

Hannah’s Story 

What Are My Options? 

What Can I Do Right Now? 

Adoption Today 

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