The story has been repeated a hundred different times in a hundred different ways: an unwed teenager learns she is pregnant. But, on this occasion, the stigma of being unmarried and with child looms especially heavy. The fact that she is engaged hardly deflects the eyes of accusation glaring at her…for her fiancé knows that he is not the father.
Neither person could have fathomed God’s plan regarding this pregnancy. Never could they have known the path their lives would take or the super-natural work God would accomplish through the child of His making. Yet this baby would be named Jesus, the Savior of the world!
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
–Matthew 1:21 (NIV)
Mary and Joseph found peace in the midst of their fearful unplanned pregnancy. If you or someone you know is scared and confused, the same inner peace Mary and Joseph shared is available. (Copyright 2007-2008 Hope for the Heart)
From Scared and Pregnant to Hope!
A note from Jan Lupia, founder of Mama’s House:
Women who face an unplanned pregnancy are often overwhelmed with fear and hurdles. It takes courage to carry a baby to term and when facing uncertainty, it may seem impossible. There is an important message for these mothers: There is help and there are options … real choices! Whether they choose to parent or place the child in a loving family through adoption, they have the opportunity to find courage within themselves at Mama’s House. They will leave prepared to face a future with new found hope.
Our prayer is that more and more women will come to understand that there is a second heart beating within their body at about the time they are learning for sure they are pregnant. They already are a mother of a developing child, and we would like to help her have a successful and healthy pregnancy.
Please call today and learn more about us … there is a place to go and it’s just around the corner.
A mom will be considered for residency if she is:
- Vulnerable … desiring to carry her child to term but afraid and being pressured by parents, the baby’s father, a boyfriend, husband, etc. Possibly the pressure is her own due to fear of being a parent, the adoption process or plans she has made for the future are in jeopardy.
- Able to provide proof of pregnancy.
- Free from drugs and alcohol for a period of time and willing to submit to random drug testing.
- Not fleeing a current domestic violence situation.
- Willing to live in accordance with the established rules.
- Committed to working on self-improvement.