It was not until about three-ish years ago that I started telling my story of being a Jewish birthmother. I ran from telling my story because of shame. Ashamed of myself and afraid of shaming my family. I ran for many years but now I stand strong!
At 23, my life was unraveling. Pregnant and alone, I felt abortion was my only option. When I couldn't bring myself to go through with the abortion, I set out on a lifetime's journey as a Jewish birth mother. Twenty years later, I am a successful business owner, in a wonderful marriage, with a great relationship with both of my biological children.
Creativity has truly been what has fueled my soul. I have always had an interest in the arts and being creative. I am an accomplished Photographer, Speaker, and Writer, with a unique writing style and unique perspective on adoption, bullying and mental health, that provides a reading experience unlike any other within and outside of the Jewish community.
Adoption is such a beautiful thing and there are so many people who can benefit from it when it’s done well, in an ethical, non-coercive manner and is truly the woman’s choice. This is why I am working to reverse the stigma against being a Jewish Birth Mother.
As a speaker and adoption advocate for Jewish women, I will bring new life and connection to your next event.
Contact me, and we can design a workshop or presentation that fits the needs that you have today.
Today, I try to live each day as fully as possible. I tell the people in my life — and especially the women I am privileged to meet and speak with— that they are not alone. Try and make the best decision possible at any given moment. Be honest with yourself, and with others. and Embrace the Future!
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