Brittany, our care coordinator, interviewed American Idol contestant and birth mom, Amber Fielder about her decision to place her child for adoption. Here is what Brittany said about the interview:


Interviewing Amber seemed like something that would never actually happen, ha! When I first saw the teaser for her episode I was in tears! It was a bunch of emotions for me because I was so proud of her, I felt her tears, and I understood in a way only a few of us can. BEYOND that, she was choosing to share her story so publicly– I was automatically fan girling. I sent her a message (or 5) on Instagram and thought they would go unread.The next day we shared a sweet conversation and I was able to inform her of what we do here at Shared Beginnings. She said she would love to do an interview and she was so open and real in doing so. I hate to see her Idol journey end but I know this won’t be the last we see of her. 

“I’m 23 years old and when I auditioned for American Idol, I was 9 months pregnant.”

Amber Fiedler

What an honor it is to be trusted with so many personal stories. Please let us know how this video touched you. We look forward to reading your comments and will pass them on to Amber.

You can read more about Amber’s journey in this article by Raise Magazine.