Informed Decision

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Patient Story

Like so many of our other patients, when Kylie first came to Hope she was in denial. She didn’t believe she was really pregnant. Kylie was concerned about not being able to live life to the fullest extent because of this pregnancy. She was also concern about not being able to go to school and being able to travel. In addition to these concerns, she was afraid of being shamed and being a disappointment to her family. Kylie had a lot of apprehension. She said …

Discovering the Power of One Decision

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Discovering the Power of One Decision

She’d been with men before. She’d been on a road made up of one bad decision after another. Eventually, she found herself at a crossroads: take a risk, or stay submissive to those opposing God? The woman I’m speaking of is Rahab. You know, the “prostitute.” Rahab had a decision when the Israelite spies came into Jericho. Take a risk and hide them in her home, or, submit to the government and not allow them in? If Rahab was caught, she could have easily lost …

No Easy Decision: An Adoption Story

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No Easy Decision: An Adoption Story

When I first realized I was pregnant, I didn’t want to believe it. ‘NO! This cannot be happening!’ ‘I can’t take care of me right now, let alone another person.’ I was not a person that who ever had a strong desire for children. I was broke, depressed, just had to move back in with my family, and was failing out of college. One day, I did go to my women’s biology class. The teacher spoke openly about the options with an unplanned pregnancy. I was …