I must publicly thank all of you that responded to my request for help, referrals, etc. for an expectant mother. The responses I have gotten have literally moved me to tears. Phone calls from people I know and love (thank you my Oregonian friend, please thank your Mama in LA for me as well), emails from readers I have never heard from before, and still more notes from those I have.
I have two leads but I welcome more. I apologize for the cryptic nature of my note. I am trying to protect the privacy of the mother. While she has given me permission to ask my resources, I still feel very protective of her. Only mothers who have been in this situation can understand where I come from. She is raw and doubting herself and hurt and scared and more. I don’t want to add to that in any way. I want to assure her she has options and that it is her right to research all of them and pick the one that is right for her. I am hoping to help her find a resource that will give her unbiased information on her options. Its okay if it is a faith based organization – provided the focus is on equipping her with the info she needs to make a decision – not enforce some sort of gods plan hooha. Being cryptic again, I know, but please trust me, I have to be.
For those that asked (and need to know in order to provide more detailed information), I can offer that the mother is in the Fort Polk, LA area. She has a car and can travel to a location on her own. She also has a nominal income. I don’t feel comfortable offering more than that. Her story, her situation is complicated (aren’t they all?).
But seriously, ladies and gents, you all are amazing and wonderful and I cannot adequately express how much I appreciate your responding to my call. Love you all.