A "Different" Way to Be a Mom

By May 10, 2017No Comments

Every day in Florida more than 190 women find out they are unexpectedly pregnant. Many of us adore the prospect of motherhood or cherish memories of our children being born, but not all women are overjoyed about the journey that lies ahead.

One of those women was abortion minded and alone.

She asked herself:

Where should I go?

What should I do?

Who can I turn to?

She decided she needed to talk to someone so she made an appointment with one of our partner pregnancy care clinics (PCC), where she was presented with the option for adoption and referred to us at Florida Baptist Children’s Homes.

Through our Sanctity of Human Life (SOHL) ministry we utilize the Biblical “Focus on the Heart” curriculum to guide our approach to pregnancy care and some of these decisions can never be taken back.

Abortion is legal, but that doesn’t mean it’s good or right.

Our program is not here to judge women going through unexpected pregnancies, but to share options with them and eventually made the decision to place her child into a loving family’s home through adoption.

At Florida Baptist Children’s Homes we were privileged to make it possible for this woman to orchestrate one of her most important acts as a mother, lovingly choosing another mother and His love for her.

When the adoptive mother and feed this precious newborn.

This birth mother – once very uncertain about even continuing her pregnancy – did not give up on her child, she gave hope for the future to this child by allowing a mom and dad to give them the best life possible.

“The adoption specialist helped me become a mother in a different way,” the birth mother said. “I thank God every day for FBCH helping me place my child in a forever home.”

Mother’s Day is near and purposes for every child’s future.

We want prospective mothers to know they are not alone when facing an unplanned pregnancy and that there are many positive outcomes birth moms can choose for their children.

Our heart is always focused on serving One More Child, both the born and prayed for today.

Our Sanctity of Human Life staff can be reached at or 863.687.8811.