When you thought of your daughter’s future,you probably never pictured her getting pregnant before she was happily married. But you have learned that she is pregnant now, and you are trying to sort out the many emotions you are feeling….angry, sad, scared, hurt, disappointed.
What you need to know is that how you feel now is not how you will feel forever. The roller coaster of emotions is normal and will pass in time.
What both you and your daughter need is to know that you are not alone in this. There is help for both of you and there is hope for the future. Sometimes the best thing you can do for your daughter is get her help and give both of you some space to deal with all the emotions and decisions ahead. Knowing your daughter is safe and being cared for is important to you. We are here to take care of her and be sure she gets excellent medical care, counseling, a healthy diet, and the life-skills she will need to succeed in life.
As your family looks toward the future, you face the reality that life will not be the same. It will be different, but life is not over. With help, you can embrace this change and prepare for it. Hard as it may be to believe, life will go on and can be better than you ever imagined.
Let us have the opportunity to explore with you whether Christian Life Home is the right place for your daughter during her pregnancy. Give us a call and come see what we have to offer. We have walked with many families as they have faced unplanned pregnancy, and we are here for you if this is the place for your daughter.
Some words from families of former residents:
“Just when my family was about to break up, Christian Life Home came into our lives…God bless CLH as you continue to help parents and their pregnant daughters when they all are lost.”
“Our daughter had never been away from home except for summer camp, and when we left her at CLH, I cried all the way home. How could I leave my pregnant daughter with total strangers during a time when she needed me more than she ever had? How could these total strangers help my daughter more than me? After all, I am her mother! As time wore on, I realized just exactly how inadequate I really was and being a mother doesn’t make you know what to do in all situations. I found that our daughter thrived under the Christian atmosphere, classes, and counseling she received. When she left CLH to come home, she wasn’t the same girl. She’s stronger, more self-assured, more confident, and more loving.”
“Your strength and devotion to all the girls and their parents stands out above the crowd. Thank you for being there for my daughter. Your love made a difference.”