Crisis Pregnancy Support Center of the Mainland, Inc.  

Baby Christopher's Story

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Christopher's mom was 16 and terrified when she walked through our doors.  Five months earlier, her mother had forced her, against her will, to have an abortion.  Nearly into her 3rd trimester, the abortion procedure took 2 days to complete.  It had been a horrible experience for this young woman; and now she felt isolated, violated and very alone.

She wanted to know if a 16-year-old could get married without parental consent. When told "No", she broke down and simply sobbed.  She suspected she was pregnant again and was certain her mom would insist on another abortion.

We offered to help break the news to her mom, and we offered to help her get a placement in a maternity home where she could complete the pregnancy without the pressure to abort and without the hostility in her current home environment.  But she wanted to stay in the area. She hoped her mom would let her marry her baby's father.

She began to come in regularly to watch films and attend classes.  Her home life was in turmoil, and our volunteers were her primary source of encouragement, love and nurture.  Two months

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Her pain was enormous.  She had deliberately gotten pregnant again; she was wanting desperately to replace the baby that had been snatched from her womb.  We listened, we cried with her, we counseled her and we loved her.  Then we completed a pregnancy test and confirmed what was paradoxly her worst fear and her greatest hope: she was indeed pregnant.

We offered to help break the news to her mom, and we offered to help her get a placement in a maternity home where she could complete the pregnancy without the pressure to abort and without the hostility in her current home environment.  But she wanted to stay in the area. She hoped her mom would let her marry her baby's father.

She began to come in regularly to watch films and attend classes.  Her home life was in turmoil, and our volunteers were her primary source of encouragement, love and nurture.  Two months later she was married her baby's father, only to find that her 19-year old husband was physically and emotionally abusive. The marriage lasted just over 4 months.

We love this young woman, and encouraged her to come in and earn the things she needs for her baby.  She was eager to learn about having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.  She has worked hard to prepare and equip herself for motherhood, and is determined that her previous bad choices and bad relationships will not keep her from being a great mom.

Christopher is a blessed little boy.  Despite his mom's youth, she is a conscientious mom who is extraordinarily responsible and giving.  We have been blessed to witness her grow spiritually, as she matures physically and emotionally.  She now works full-time to provide for herself and her son.  It is a special joy to see what an attentive mother she has become.

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