Sarah Noelle Schmidth is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University with emphasis in Psychology and Pastoral Counseling. She is a native Californian that currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and their little boy. As a birth mother of two teenagers, placed with the same couple, in an open adoption, she empathizes with women who make the courageous, yet traumatic, sacrifice that is choosing placement for their children. She was the first birth mother to sit on the board of the Southern California Chapter of Bethany Christian Services and is also a writer, speaker and open adoption advocate. Her heart’s calling is helping all women see their worth, bringing them together to embrace their differences, flaws and uniquenesses; helping each other through life, standing beside one another in solidarity, accepting and loving those deemed unacceptable and trying to understand the misunderstood. She currently works with a dream team of women at Lifetime Healing, LLC, advocating for ethical adoption practices, doing PR and helping write post-placement birth mother curriculum for the women everywhere who need and deserve consistent, free, face-to-face support groups in their communities, where they may find their own healing, in their own time, on their own personal paths, as women who have placed for adoption. Her passions for people, healing and encouragement lead her to write and share her story through various platforms in hopes that others will not feel alone in their own journeys, but instead feel the grace, love and comfort that come from having a community of support rallying around each woman in need.