“Motherhood is a gift”

“Motherhood is a gift”

When I found out that I was pregnant it was pretty scary. When you’re sixteen you don’t think that you’re ready to do anything. My mum was crying and saying that things are going to be different, and she was right. I really just had to look at myself and decide what...
“I coped, you can too”

“I coped, you can too”

Prior to meeting Liesel, I had not long returned from 4 years of travel overseas. My final trip, home from Ireland, included sailing on a 48’ yacht from Waterford (Ireland) to Ascension Island on route to Capetown in South Africa, a 9hr US military flight from...
Sarah’s adoption story

Sarah’s adoption story

In the year 1994, there were around 40 known adoptions in Queensland. I happen to be one of those 40. Now, as a young adult, I’ve learnt to appreciate my life so much more knowing the fact that I was adopted, that I was chosen to live. I can’t actually recall the very...
“Adoption made our family”

“Adoption made our family”

Finding out that we weren’t able to have our own biological children was devastating. It was always our dream to be parents and now we had to face the fact of that dream not being fulfilled. Two years after we married, we decided to adopt. Nineteen months after...
“I survived abortion”

“I survived abortion”

Having a baby can be rather daunting. I guess that’s what my mother thought when she tried to terminate her pregnancy with me, while I was only 6 months old in the womb. But I survived. Hardly any babies ever survive terminations. I may never know what she was...

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Nikki's Story

Nikki was 17 and hadn't been living in Australia for long when she discovered she was pregnant. She chose Nahla.

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