Press Play: Natalie Brookshire On Adoption

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
10:00 am
11/27/17

Video by Vanessa Mona Hellmann

While the path to motherhood is swift for some, for others it is wrought with frustration and pain. Such is the case for Natalie Bowen Brookshire, a San Francisco-based floral designer (and Mother collaborator) who started trying to conceive six years ago, only to encounter a series of heartbreaking miscarriages and failed IUIs and IVF. Luckily, there is a bright, shining rainbow at the end of her story. Within under a year of deciding to adopt, Natalie and her husband became proud parents to a little girl named Friday, who is now 1. Here, she shares her story with us, along with some advice for women going through a similar journey.

Want to learn more? Stay tuned for Natalie’s full Mother Stories profile later this week. In the meantime, check out our other features on mothers who adopted—Myka Haddad, Maria Confer, Nicky Cronk, and Kristen Philipkoski—as well as our piece on Helping a Friend Through Infertility.

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Ashley Christine Muir

My heart aches for the families who struggle with fertility. This is such a moving and inspiring love story. Thank you for sharing it! Natalie is incredible and I’m so happy for her family!

lu

thanks for sharing this article. My husband and I are having fertility issues and adoption is always at the end of every conversion when we talk about conceiving. Love to hear more!

Jenn

This is a beautiful video and an inspiring story. Hugs!

Julie Keegan

Gosh, be still my heart. Natalie, we are the parents of 3 amazing kiddos we adopted at birth and you took the words right out of my mouth and heart. I love your journey and more importantly the way you so eloquently share it. What a beautiful sentiment. I feel everything in this piece. Pure magic. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful family and what a hero you and your birthmom are! Cheers :)

Julie

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