July 27, 2022
When I found out I was pregnant, it was October of 2019. My boyfriend and I had only been together maybe about five months. At that time, I had two older children who are now 17 and almost 15. And so I was overwhelmed with the feeling of starting over again.
January 22, 2020
“Women are told everything will be over, and you won’t have to think about this again.” I was a senior in high school. It was prom night, and I got pregnant. So, I went to a doctor. He confirmed the pregnancy and asked how far along I was. I lied. He agreed with the lie, […]
October 29, 2019
“I’m having this abortion and it will be my secret that I carry for the rest of my life.” When I went through my divorce, I didn’t know who I was anymore.
December 10, 2018
I was in kind of a tough situation to decide to keep a baby. I needed support and encouragement. But when I got (to Alternatives), the person I met with was very encouraging and supportive of my decision. I was also really concerned I wouldn’t have the proper stuff to take care of the baby […]
October 1, 2018
My mom and I frequently volunteered for Alternatives. We’d set up the tables at church so we could spread awareness about the pregnancy center. And then I needed them for myself. I was 19, pregnant and scared. I knew to call Alternatives.
November 28, 2017
When I found out I was having twins, I knew everything was about to change. I knew I was going to have them, but I didn’t know how I could do it. I called the after-hours number for Alternatives, and went to the clinic closest to me. I felt safe and comfortable. I talked with […]
October 31, 2017
Alternatives has helped when I’ve had girls in crisis pregnancies scared to death. When Alternatives provides a free ultrasound things change for them and they see life growing inside them. I remember one young girl already well along in her pregnancy. She was already showing but came in for a pregnancy test. Obviously, the test […]
September 27, 2017
I was at a wonderful time in my life. I was 27, a wife and mom to a beautiful 2-year-old. But one day my husband came home from a business trip and said he didn’t want to be married anymore. I was 11 weeks pregnant.
November 8, 2016
I didn’t know what the next step was going to bring, but I knew abortion was wrong and that I’d have to live with that… and I’d already been down that path before. I came to Alternatives broken and wounded. I didn’t trust people, and I was pretty lost. But my relationships at Alternatives never […]
October 25, 2016
I thought — I’m not going to survive this. How could God let this happen? I kept looking at that little Alternatives flyer on the wall at the shelter. They always told me I needed to go. But I was living in a lot of fear. During this time, I was trying to decide what […]