MPA strives to provide birth/first mothers ways in which to combat social perceptions connected to adoption. Our aim is to educate society at large and support birth/first mothers in expressing their own unique experiences. By birth/first mothers speaking out, the adoption community can also greatly benefit by learning more about how women are impacted by adoption.
MPA has launched a multi-tiered program called the Empowerment Initiatives, created to give birth/first mothers avenues to share their experience.
The Empowerment Initiatives include:
- Birth/First Mother POV: Our popular project which gives birth/first mothers the opportunity to react to depictions of birth/first mothers in popular culture from their point of view.
- Spotlight on Grant Recipients: Education/life skills grant recipients tell us about where they are now as a result of support from MPA.
- Breaking Perceptions: Birth/first mothers share their life stories that give insight into their experiences.
You can read the Empowerment Initiatives series HERE.
If you are a birth/first mother interested in participating in one of MPA’s Empowerment Initiatives, please fill out this form HERE.