Adoption Stories

Stories of Love & Family

Every adoptive story is different, but each of them is a beautiful representation of love and courage. Here, we share some of the stories we’ve collected from adoptive families, adoptees, and birth mothers that have made a lasting impact on all of us at Courageous Hearts.

One Birth Mom’s Courageous Decision

Every adoption starts with loss, but they do not have to end with it. For Brandi, working with Courageous Hearts Adoptions and creating an open adoption plan, has allowed her to heal and continue to love her baby that she placed for adoption. 

How Taylor Embraces Her Adoptee Identity

Taylor was adopted as a baby from Korea by her Caucasian, American parents, who already had two biological sons. Today, Dr. Taylor Whittington is a health educator in higher education, and she is an adoption advocate.

Johnny Was Worth Every Waiting Moment

When Eve first laid her eyes on Johnny, it was like an “overwhelming sensation of peace.” With him in her arms, she felt at home, like life finally made sense. Not only did she find an instant bond with Johnny, she felt like he was meant to be part of their family.

Kristin’s Whirlwind Adoption

For Kristin, adoption was always an option, “I’m adopted. So I think in the back of my mind, I thought I would have a child through adoption.” But she felt unprepared for how quickly life changed.

Laura & Tommie’s Perfect Family

Laura and Tommie’s adoption process was rather quick but would be one that was difficult for them emotionally. But their future match would be “meant to be.”

Andrew & Jere: Daddy and Papa

In 2013, Andrew (now a member of our Board) and Jere officially became known as “Daddy” and “Papa”. Married in 2009, the two dreamed of becoming fathers together and growing their beautiful family.

Sara’s Story of True Love

Ever since Sara was a little girl, she knew she wanted to have a child by adoption. In March 2020, she would realize this dream and hold her baby girl for the very first time. But the journey to meeting their daughter was a “rollercoaster of feeling hopeful and heartbroken.”