Where a woman goes for help with her unplanned pregnancy makes a difference.
Carrie came to Caring Network when she realized she was pregnant. She knew that she wanted to parent her baby, but was very, very nervous, stating that she was “open minded” about abortion. Her boyfriend left after he found out that she was pregnant and even went so far as to terminate his parental rights so he wouldn’t have to pay child support. So Carrie was left on her own . . . just her and her Caring Network counselor that loved her and encouraged her in her decision to parent her baby.
From Carrie to her counselor: “I wanted to again thank you so much for all of your help at the beginning of this journey. Everything here is going well and I am actually getting ready to go back to work in the next 2 weeks. I now have a wonderful, healthy and amazing little boy who is growing bigger every single day!”
One can only wonder what would have happened if Carrie had chosen to go to an abortion provider rather than Caring Network. Her decision to parent would have been questioned, her openness to abortion encouraged, and the abandonment of support by her boyfriend pointed out as an example of how difficult her life would be if she kept her child. Thank God Caring Network was there to walk with her every step of the way affirming her decision and giving her hope. What a blessing to be part of her life and that of her baby.