36 min

Episode 23: Finding Strength from Within | Latoya's Adoption Story Birth Mothers Amplified

    • Society & Culture

This week on Birth Mothers Amplified we are joined by Latoya, a birth mother of 16 years. Latoya found herself in an unplanned pregnancy at the age of 18 her senior year of high school. She had a son she was already raising at that point and was faced with making the decision as to how she would proceed with this pregnancy. Latoya initially considered abortion before she was informed how far along she already was. She shares how her experience at the abortion clinic and learning this information changed her mind and encouraged her to look for more options. Latoya courageously shares her story and the difficult decisions that led her to choosing adoption. Here is how Latoya describes her adoption journey in her own words: "There are those who viewed my decision to be a birth mother as selfish, but in fact this journey has been the true definition of selflessness. No longer do I walk this path in shame or embarrassment. For being a birth mother requires strength and grit, and greater than these, it requires love."

Latoya has four more children, between the ages of 19 and 2 and is also in nursing school! She is working on starting a non-profit organization to help young girls in crisis situations. She is an incredible woman and we hope you take the time to listen to her episode!

Disclaimer: the audio quality on this episode is not great. Because we record with our guests remotely, this can happen. We encourage you to watch the video version of this episode and turn on subtitles on Youtube.

This week on Birth Mothers Amplified we are joined by Latoya, a birth mother of 16 years. Latoya found herself in an unplanned pregnancy at the age of 18 her senior year of high school. She had a son she was already raising at that point and was faced with making the decision as to how she would proceed with this pregnancy. Latoya initially considered abortion before she was informed how far along she already was. She shares how her experience at the abortion clinic and learning this information changed her mind and encouraged her to look for more options. Latoya courageously shares her story and the difficult decisions that led her to choosing adoption. Here is how Latoya describes her adoption journey in her own words: "There are those who viewed my decision to be a birth mother as selfish, but in fact this journey has been the true definition of selflessness. No longer do I walk this path in shame or embarrassment. For being a birth mother requires strength and grit, and greater than these, it requires love."

Latoya has four more children, between the ages of 19 and 2 and is also in nursing school! She is working on starting a non-profit organization to help young girls in crisis situations. She is an incredible woman and we hope you take the time to listen to her episode!

Disclaimer: the audio quality on this episode is not great. Because we record with our guests remotely, this can happen. We encourage you to watch the video version of this episode and turn on subtitles on Youtube.

36 min

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