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Pregnancy clinic offers hope to expectant mothers

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Expectant single mothers who feel they may not be ready for the arrival of their child now can find some comfort in a Southeast Kansas center.

Hannah's Promise was created to provide help to expectant parents who feel they are all alone during their pregnancy, and to prevent the rise of abortion.

 

Kandace rather takes a tour of the house that will become home to pregnant young women. Kandace was once a maternity care resident herself and she knows it's hard to raise a child when you're still growing up yourself.

"Not only was it a safe place to be at a difficult time, but the staff at the maternity home did a wonderful job at making me feel welcome." Rather says.

She joined Southeast Kansas residents for the ribbon cutting opening of Hannah's Promise Pregnancy Life Center designed to give struggling women a better choice than abortion.

"As church members, we felt we needed to get more involved. That we needed to somehow provide a way that if a young woman wanted to continue their pregnancy, whether it be to parent their child, or place their child for adoption, that we could help them with those resources that they lacked." Director, Paula Kastler says.

The vision of Hannah's Promise came from center bethel church in Parsons. Everything comes from donations, the building itself, the interior, and the labor to put it all together. Kastler says the home is an invitation, and everyone is welcomed with open arms.

"In the four states we really don't have a center like this. We have pregnancy resource centers like this that provide medical services for young ladies but no services in this area provide residential care." she says.

Hannah's promise  refers women to proper medical care, provides parent training, educational resources and optional adoption counseling, if they choose that route, like Rather chose for her son.

"I had chosen an adoption plan to place my son for adoption, which was very needed at the time that I did give birth to my son because I had no idea what that was going to be like." Rather explains.

The house can hold up to 6 expectant mothers during the length of their pregnancy.
For more information on Hannah's Promise, you can go to their website here, or by copying and pasting the link into your browser:
http://www.hannahspromise.com/
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