Lauren is 29 years old, she is both an adoptee and a birthmother. She grew up in a closed adoption, which encouraged her to pursue an open adoption when she faced an unexpected pregnancy in 2013. Lauren is passionate about breaking the stereotypes of birthmothers and adoption. Lauren helps facilitate retreats with Caring for Birthmothers and is forever grateful for the opportunity to do so. She is currently a college student, considering Social Work to continue to make an impact in the lives of birthmothers, adoptees, and adoptive parents.