My name is R.T., and I am 20 years old. I am now in school and working to help my mom pay the bills. I am pregnant with a precious little girl. A few months ago, I didn’t know where to turn and how I was going to make it with this child inside of me. There were so many options that were going through my mind, like should I kill this baby with no regret or should I keep this baby and give it away to someone ready to raise a precious child. I decided that I was going to the clinic to get an abortion because I knew I wasn’t ready. As my mother and I drove to the clinic, I was sitting in the car praying about what I should do. I started crying because it was the hardest decision I had to make in my life.
We arrived at the clinic and just before I walked in to get an abortion, a young lady was standing outside protesting about the high rates of abortions in California. She said that there’s a little baby in you growing and would love a chance to live. That’s when it hit me and I realized that this baby inside of me has a heartbeat and is mine.
The lady told me more about the program she works for and I went to the place. It was so amazing to see the people there who cared about young adults trying to make the right decision. This program took me in with no problem. I got a chance to see my baby through an ultrasound, which was one of the scariest things at first, but at the end, the doctor made me feel so comfortable.
To end this story, there are so many young women trying to make it with their kids. I say to you all that you’re doing a wonderful job. God sees everything you’re trying to accomplish in life. If there is anyone like me with an unexpected child coming into this world, COLFS is amazing. It offers so many great things to those who are in need or just need someone to talk to about making the right decision for you and your unborn child.
May God bless you all and your bundles of joy that you bring into this world. You can do it with the faith in your heart and by God’s grace.
On March 23, 2012, R.T. gave birth to a healthy baby girl weighing 7 lbs. 4 oz. Praise God for this blessing!