Client T came to the ICU before the Oceanside office opened. The Birth Choice volunteer counselor did an intake, pregnancy “self- test,” and an ultrasound was performed. “T” sought an abortion. She had no job, no money, no family support, and a complicated situation with the baby’s father. Our ultrasound technician and the counselor showered “T” with love, prayers, and hope for the future through God’s people at Birth Choice.
The BC volunteer kept in touch with “T” through many cell phone calls and text messages. Everything seemed okay until the volunteer felt moved to call her during a family gathering at the counselor’s home. The counselor had been trying to reach her for a few days without luck, so when “T” finally answered, the counselor was joyful, but not for long. “T “informed her that she had an appointment at a clinic for an abortion the next day. (This was her second scheduled abortion appointment.) The counselor prayerfully urged “T “not to make a decision that she would regret, but to choose carefully, knowing there were many people who were available to support her and provide valuable help in making a decision that she would be proud of and never regret.
Through the grace of God, “T” chose to carry to term. Birth Choice shared a “Celebration Basket” with “T”, which the counselor brought to “T’s” apartment. When “T” told the counselor that she was moving back to her family in another state, the counselor gave her the addresses of pregnancy centers like ours within her area obtained through optionline.org. Three months later, “T” had her baby girl. Right after the birth, the counselor received a text message and photo of the baby, stating, “We love her so much! WE don’t know what we’d do without her!”
Fast forward to Thanksgiving… The BC counselor got a text message that “T” was moving back to Oceanside for a few months to take a break from college. She’s on the Dean’s List and wants to help other women know that “they can do it, too,” just as she did! There were also two photos attached of a little impish, dimpled girl, with a contented grin on her face. The doctor told “T” that her daughter is very bright and healthy just “like her mom!” the counselor texted back. We’re looking forward to her visiting Birth Choice so we can see this new world blessing for ourselves.