When Simone found out she was pregnant, she was terrified of how her family and friends would react. She feared the rejection she might experience if she chose to embrace her pregnancy. After listening to a still small voice telling her it would all be okay, Simone experienced an unexpected amount of support from those […]
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In Part 3 of Emery’s story, she talks about the process of her open adoption: how it happened, and the emotions she felt through it. Emery reflects on a promise given to her by her son’s adoptive parents that still makes her cry. Be sure to catch up on Emery’s story by watching Part 1 […]
12 years ago, Emery found herself entangled in a lifestyle that was leading to hurt. She was stuck in patterns motivated by sexual temptation that she felt she needed to escape, but found herself falling back into the same pitfalls. Listen to how Emery took practical steps to climb out of a lifestyle she couldn’t […]
In part one of Karmyn’s story, she shares what it was like to grow up as an adopted child, and meeting her birthmother. Here she talks about a defining moment in her life: discovering she was conceived through rape.
“How could someone just give up their baby? Don’t they love her? Won’t she feel abandoned?” There are a lot of questions surrounding adoption. We asked Karmyn, who is adopted, some of those hard questions. Here is her response. Stay tuned for part two coming next week, where she talks about the heart-wrenching circumstances in […]
“I didn’t realize what I would gain from being a parent.” In part one, Alanna described the aloneness and difficulty that surrounded her pregnancy. After her son Romario was born, she planned to return to university… but there were many roadblocks in the way. One thing kept her dedicated: Romario, and her deep desire to […]
With everything seeming to be against her, Alanna chose to carry her pregnancy. Feeling alone and unsupported, she went to the Pregnancy Care Centre.
“We told my parents. Their fears were amplified by my fears.” Michelle and Andre were high school sweethearts. In college, Michelle became pregnant. Emotions ran high, fear built on fear, and so much was on the line. After some discussion, Michelle had an abortion. After many years, they reflect back on that decision and how […]
In part one, Mery Helene shared with us the shock of discovering she was pregnant at 17 years old. Here she shares how her “miracle baby,” helped her leave behind an unhealthy lifestyle to want so much more for herself and her child.
“My mom is going to kill me!” 17 and pregnant, Mery Helene felt she had no other option than to “take the pill” and end her pregnancy. But it didn’t go like she planned.