Q: Why did you call the Pregnancy Care Centre? “I just found out I was pregnant and I didn’t know what to do. It was so confusing for me. My family was telling me to have an abortion, but I didn’t know if I wanted to. My head was spinning. I needed help in sorting […]
Formats Archives: Life Stories
In the final part of her story, Emery shares about the process of her open adoption– both the difficulties and joys, and how she came to find healing. Emery also shares about where she is now in her life, and the dynamics of her relationship with her son. “Acknowledging that it was really hard was […]
As a young teen, Jessica discovered her parents were planning to adopt. She shares the ups and downs of the adoption process and what it has been like to have two new siblings join the family.
I was 33, separated, and heading toward divorce. And pregnant –the result of a brief, foolish affair punctuating the end of my marriage.
Diane Zimmerman first shared this, her life’s story, as a speech at a women’s Stonecroft luncheon on Manitoulin Island in January 2015. This is my story. How do I tell my life story in a short post? I’ll start at the beginning… My mom and dad immigrated to Canada from a small village in Italy. […]
A year and a half ago, Selah* boarded a packed bus in the dead of winter, eager to get home from York University. At the next stop, a woman with a stroller waited to board. There was no room for her though, and she urged the bus to continue. The driver just sat there, thinking, […]
Kate-Lynn is a friend of the PCC – she’s offered to share parts of her journey with us. This scene reveals the almost crippling pressure from the father of her child to terminate her pregnancy. Here’s how she gained the strength to make her own decision. To hear how she discovered she was pregnant, see […]
I had just finished school and started a new job when I found out I was pregnant. This was not something I had planned for at all, and wasn’t exactly “good news.” Coming home from the doctor on a Toronto subway, I was very concerned about what my next step would be. I saw the […]
For a month or two, Kaya had been wondering if she was pregnant. Yet she was still in complete shock when two purchased pregnancy tests and a clinic doctor confirmed the news. She’d always wanted a baby, but the news couldn’t have come at a worse time
Today Jessica Manuel is a highly-motivated successful professional. But eight years ago, it was a different story altogether – she was pregnant, destitute and just seventeen.