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Envisioning Our Future as MPower Alliance

In light of current circumstances, we have postponed our 2020 Gala, "Mothers in May: An Evening of Honoring Birthmothers" until the Fall. However, we are asking you to ensure our vital services remain in place for birthmothers in the coming months by "paying it forward" and making a partial or full sponsorship contribution TODAY.

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Our organization operates on a very limited budget and you play a vital role in our community through your support of our mental health and support services for our clients during this stressful time in all of our lives. Read our full Gala letter HERE.

We were also preparing to launch our new initiative, the Integrity Initiative, to our adoption community at large. We will continue with the effort. Our aim with the Integrity Initiative is to reinvent a new norm for adoption that ensures post-placement services for birthmothers are embedded in the adoption process. Find out more HERE.

About Us

Twelve years ago, a group of adoption professionals noticed a crucial gap in adoption services. Women who place their child for adoption were not being served the months and years after placement. We know that after placement women often experience high rates of isolation and grief, which need to be addressed in order for them to carry on productive lives. When women are supported at this time, it positively impacts everyone in their world: children who they place, adoptive parents, children they parent, their partners and their own families.

Today, MPower Alliance (MPA) is one of the only organizations nationwide to provide such services to these women. We give them a voice and support through retreats, educational grants, therapy, and various empowerment initiatives. Our services make crucial life changes possible.

If you are interested in receiving MPA services, please fill out our application HERE.

MPA empowers these women, also referred to as birth or first mothers, to define their own path to wellness and success by collaborating with our experienced staff. Our services help heal the after-effects of placement, not only by supporting and empowering birth mothers, but by uniting them. Birth mothers expand their network of support and often begin taking on leadership roles within MPA.


We are not affiliated with any adoption agency, and focus on support services for a birth/first mother after she has placed her child for adoption.

A note to the term birth/first mother: MPA chooses to use the two terms birth mother and first mother in order to represent women who have placed their child for adoption.  This choice reflects the preference of women we serve, who choose to refer to themselves as birth mothers, first mothers, natural mothers, biological mothers, or simply as a mother.