Author of the book "Silent Moms," Theresa, discovered she was pregnant at 18. Leaving her family and small town, she lived among strangers in a maternity home. Arriving at the hospital in a taxi cab, she gave birth, relinquished her unnamed son, and departed alone, hoping to begin a new life. Instead, she found herself derailed by emotions she could not face, and by losses that continued to accumulate.
Everything changed one night. While attending a support group, Theresa was emotionally blindsided by a sudden recognition of the extent of her loss. This moment marked the beginning of her remarkable healing journey. She has since found her life’s purpose: to help other birth mothers—the “Silent Moms”—heal from their grief and from the shame inflicted by the system that stole their voices.