We’re a pro-adoption movement. We’re not an adoption agency. We’re not a pregnancy resource center or a church ministry. We’re a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity organization headquartered in Dallas, Texas that exists to raise awareness about adoption.
We connect with individuals, adoption agencies, churches, pregnancy resource centers, health clinics, schools (the list goes on…) in order to educate the public about adoption as a loving option that benefits both mother and child.
The idea of BraveLove began with a small group of people working directly with a local pregnancy resource center in Dallas. They witnessed their clients weren’t considering adoption as an option when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. This observation was consistent with the National Council for Adoption’s Fact Book which says 2% of women faced with an unplanned pregnancy choose adoption. So often the brave act of placing a baby for adoption is viewed in a negative light, when in reality it is a selfless, difficult, and loving act a birth mother can make for her child. This story needed to be told.
BraveLove’s Board of Directors evolved from that original group and is now comprised of men and women hailing from Dallas, Ft. Worth and Austin. Members range from an adoptive mother, financial gurus & strategists, philanthropists, adult adoptee, marketers, and local citizens in the community who are passionate about BraveLove’s mission and are working hard to make an impact. BraveLove staff is small, which is why we love all the help we can get. Interested in volunteering? Contact us.
We aim to encourage a culture that champions and supports birth moms for their brave decision. Our hope is that by recognizing the bravery and love that motivated these women to place, the shame of “giving up a baby for adoption” will be erased. We’re here to dispel the myths of adoption, share the hopeful stories, and convey the heroism of a birth mother so that adoption becomes a more common path in our society. We’re here to show that it is a loving option.