Blessed to be a Blessing

“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” Proverbs 11:25 Andrew needed a car. Money was tight, so Andrew’s boss and brother chipped in to help him purchase one from a neighbor, who’d deeply discounted the car so Andrew could afford it. It was an incredible, life-changing blessing for … Continued

Seven Birthdays Later!

Seven Birthdays Later! Some days just stay with you. For Shelby, the date is February 9, 2015. How clearly she remembers walking out the door of Care Net’s First Care Clinic with an ultrasound picture and a reason to live. “My lifestyle had become so unmanageable that every time I spoke with my mother on … Continued


Lydia* came to our clinic for a pregnancy test and ultrasound. She’d lived abroad for a number of years and had just returned to the States because of boyfriend troubles. Lydia was currently living with her sister. Shortly after Lydia settled into her new home, she confided in her sister that she feared she was … Continued

Celebrating Madeline – Single mom and superwoman

As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s a good time to take a minute to honor and celebrate the amazing women who are making daily sacrifices for their little ones. Women like Madeline. Madeline came to see us at First Care Clinic nearly five years ago. Madeline was pregnant and confused about what she should do. Her … Continued

Carrie CAN thanks to you

Carrie had no job and a tiny infant to care for.  She was fleeing an abusive relationship and she needed help right away. Her social worker referred her to Care Net’s maternity home, The Elizabeth House (TEH).   As soon as she walked into TEH, Carrie went from feeling alone to having a sense of family and … Continued

I was at a loss

“I was at a loss. I didn’t know what to think, what to do or what to feel.”  That’s how Nina* felt when she arrived at our clinic. A young teenager, Nina was hoping to hide her pregnancy for as long as possible.  But her mom, Penelope*, found out and brought her to our clinic.   Penelope … Continued

You are tearing down roadblocks – and making a way for new life

Marita* wasn’t feeling well. She wasn’t quite sure what was going on, but she knew she needed to see her family doctor. The diagnosis: “You’re pregnant.” Marita was dazed. Nothing more was said. She left feeling eerily alone and confused. Pregnancy hadn’t been in her plans. A career-minded, single professional, Marita didn’t have any desire … Continued

Celebrating New Life in the midst of a Pandemic

Have you ever tried to keep a shameful or embarrassing secret? If so, then you know the feelings of anxiety and fear that cover you like a leaded blanket, weighing you down and permeating every thought. Imagine that your secret is a pregnancy. Then imagine the people you live with are the very ones you … Continued

No Regrets

Aimee is celebrating life, thanks to you! Aimee* and Ryan’s* relationship teetered between on-again/off-again. And when the pregnancy test came back positive, they were mostly “off.” “I knew having a baby and not being married would be a huge disappointment to my parents,” Aimee told us, “I was really torn between parenting and abortion.” That’s … Continued

When God Winks

Amazing things happen at Care Net every day. Here’s one story I just had to share. A young woman I’ll call DeeAnn visited our clinic.  DeeAnn and her boyfriend’s relationship had recently become physical and now DeeAnn feared she was pregnant.  DeeAnn, who was raised Catholic, was disappointed in herself and knew her family, co-workers … Continued