“I have a message for young people. I have a story to tell that is a testament of God’s love. My story is one of intense grief and loss but leads to profound joy and fulfillment all because I listened to God and followed his plan for me. I chose life. When I became pregnant at 16 and was pressured by others to seek an abortion, I chose life. When I was reminded that I would have enough financial support and resources to get by if I raised my child, I chose life. When surprised by giving birth to not one, but two perfect twin daughters I chose life; a life for them that at the time I knew I could not give to them. I chose an adoption plan and gave my children life and love.”
For expectant parents facing a world of unknowns, we provide free, confidential support to help you find your best path forward. We have worked with thousands of expectant parents – of all ages, religions, and backgrounds – and we will empower you to make the best plan for you and your child. Before you make any decisions regarding your pregnancy, it is important to have support during this uncertain time. While we are sure you have a lot of questions, it is vital to remember you are not alone and we are available to offer you support.
With Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse, you get to make your plan to either parent or choose adoption. If you choose adoption, you will get to make the decisions on your child’s future. For instance, an adoptive family, your hospital plan, where the child goes after the hospital, and future contact with the adoptive family. If you choose parenting, we will discuss and help you build a plan for what your future as a mom or dad will look like. Regardless of your choice, we are here to support you every step of the way.
We have pregnancy tests available. Please contact your local office to set up a time to come pick one up.
Confidential and Free Help Available 24/7: 1-888-212-HELP (4357) | Pregnancy and Adoption Related Issues? Text 24/7: 715-600-6391