Hear Birth Mother Stories

“Not giving baby up for adoption I’m Giving Them A Better Life”


Below are just a few of the many wonderful stories that birth mothers have written about their experiences with St. Mary’s and the support that the agency provided.  

Danielle’s Story:

My son’s dad had passed away before I even knew that I was pregnant. And that was really hard on me. You can’t raise a baby just on love, it’s more than that. I wanted him to have the best life possible. Read More  

Paris’ Story:

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. Read More  

Sheri’s Story:

At the age of sixteen, a junior in high school, I found myself pregnant. Knowing other girls in school who were pregnant before I was, I would have never dreamed that something like that would happen to me. Scared, terrified, and nervous are just some of the feelings I was going through at first. My head was spinning and I did not know where to begin or what to do. I knew right there my life would forever be changed, but I didn’t know how just yet. Read More  

Meg’s Story:

I found out I was pregnant in December 2006. I did not know what I had gotten myself into at that point. All I remember is I was scared and didn’t know where to turn. Read More  

Miranne’s Story:

I came to St. Mary’s 14 years ago when I was pregnant, knowing full well that I was not ready to be a mom just yet. I thought about the pros and cons of adoption, but I knew that I was ready. Read More   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

“My counselor really listened to me and I didn’t feel pressured.”

– Sarah, St. Mary’s Birth Mother

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