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Paris’ Story

“When I met Paris, she was pretty close to delivering, and the first time I met her, I just immediately formed a really close relationship with her.”
– Allyson, St. Mary’s Maternity/Adoption Counselor

Right before I had started showing and everything, I remember days where I was walking in the snow with both of my kids and I didn’t have nowhere to go. It was just a terrible situation. I wanted my baby but I wanted the best for him. So what I ended up doing was that I was going to give up my baby for adoption. And that’s when Allyson came into the picture. I sent her a message and it was like instantly she sent me back a text and then she called me. She showed me books of families, and I just felt like it was right. You know it wasn’t like I was just going to hand her my baby and I never see my child again. It was like “okay, this child is going to have a family.” She was there when I had the baby and people in my family didn’t even know that I was having a baby. She was just there for comfort and it was very supportive, because I needed that. The moment I got home and I was able to cry a little bit and ensure myself that I made the right decision, that’s when I knew that I had to get my life together.

If you are pregnant and would like to speak to someone immediately, please call (847) 870-8181 or text HOPE1 to 67076

Si usted está embarazada y quieres hablar con alguien inmediatamente, por favor llame al (847) 870-8181 or envie un texto a HOPE1 al 67076

“Counselors at St. Mary’s also listened to my parents’ concerns and helped them understand what I was going through. That helped my family come together during a tough time.”

– Sheri, St. Mary’s Birth Mother