Writer | Speaker | Open Adoption Advocate
Leah is a birth mother of 17+ years in open adoption and a mother of 5. Her passion for writing blooms from the light found within the dark trenches of her own life. Her adoption story is her testimony of Jesus' healing and redemption. Sharing vulnerably about the beauty and aches within adoption, she aims to inspire hope and show how open adoption can be done well.
Open adoption, birth mother experience, teenage pregnancy, faith, pro-life, motherhood, post-placement support, depression, anxiety, healing and encouragment
Contributing Writer for Focus On The Family
author of You Carried Me
I’ve been honored to work with Leah on a number of projects—she’s a gifted writer, a knowledgeable advocate and her experiences will both inform you and inspire you.
Michelle Thorne, author of Delivered: My Harrowing Journey as a Birthmother
Do not be fooled by her soft voice, Leah Outten is a force for positive action and change in the world, especially in the area of the dignity of human life. She is a seasoned writer, compassionate listener, and influential speaker. She is humble and approachable. I trust Leah. I refer people to her and her work because Leah has such a heart for women and life. It’s truly an honor to co-labor alongside her!
author of I Had A Secret For Seventeen Years
Leah is an inspiration to everyone she encounters. She is talented, authentic, and passionate. I am honored to serve in the pro-life movement alongside Leah and to call her friend.