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Press Play: Natalie Brookshire On Adoption

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

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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