Leah Outten resides in the Carolinas with her husband and 6 children. She still maintains an open adoption relationship with her birth daughter and the adoptive parents she chose when she was 16 years old. Using her experiences as a birth mother and a teen mom, she aims to be a source of encouragement and hope that healing and thriving are possible no matter the path chosen. She now works in the adoption and pro-life community through her writing, education, and mentoring. She loves to help adoptive families and birth parents navigate their own lifelong adoption story with the loving support she had during her experience.