I was scared. I was depressed. I pretty much felt like my life was over. I felt like this was something that I wasn't going to tell anyone and I'm just going to take care of it.
When I was considering termination, I thought that was the answer. If I just take care of it, I can move on with my life and leave it in the past.
When I arrived at Advice & Aid, I just felt loved on . . .
When I found out I was pregnant, it was hard to tell my mom because I was raised Catholic my whole life.
Abortion wasn't a choice. I was going to have this child. It was more of the, "I'm a senior in high school. What am I going to do?" I had this plan for myself. I was going to go to K-State. I was going to be in a sorority.
And I knew at this point, life was about to change.
We were only married a year when I found out I was pregnant. We were having pretty big problems, so when I found out, I was pretty scared because I didn't know if we were going to stay together or not.
When she told me, it just really made me happy. Even though we weren't really on good terms, I really wanted a baby. We set some ground-rules and said that we had to make it work.
I was scared . . . I didn't know anything about being a dad.
I didn't even have insurance for myself.
At first I didn't want to go. I thought it was just for girls. But then I realized they had a lot more for dads than I expected.
When I was 15, I was in what I thought was a serious relationship. I became sexually active and soon found myself pregnant.
When the day of the abortion came, I thought it was my best option. After 10 years of suffering, I finally found someone to listen without judging. Advice & Aid became my safe place.
The right kind of help can make all the difference! When my wife and I found out we were expecting, we were going through a lot and it wasn't a good time for us.
Advice & Aid provided us with the early pregnancy care, pre- and post-parenting classes we needed as well as supplies for our baby.
When I found out I was pregnant, the thought crossed my mind . . . I could have an abortion. After all, I was only 19 and in college.
Despite everything we may have lost, we gained so much more by choosing to parent our daughter.