February 2010: Ministry Partner Makes Lifesaving Referral to Birthmothers

Volume 3, Number 1 FEBRUARY 2010


"Birthmothers Complements Us Beautifully"

By Mary Hager

Mary Hager, Rockville (MD) Pregnancy Center Assistant Director, tells the story of a lifesaving referral to Birthmothers

Rosa’s pregnancy test was positive. She was abortion-minded, and I knew it was extremely important for her to have an ultrasound right away. But our center’s ultrasound schedule was full. Fortunately, another center had an available appointment just two days later.

db-ultrasound.jpg“If we can find transportation, will you be willing to go to another center for an ultrasound?” I asked Rosa.  She nodded.

That’s when I called Birthmothers. I knew they could match Rosa with a caring person who would take her to the appointment.

The Birthmothers staff were friendly and helpful.  I was so pleased they were able to match Rosa immediately.  Her Birthmothers Friend took her to the appointment, where Rosa saw her baby on the screen and chose life.

Our ministry is focused on helping a woman at her moment of crisis … when she’s undecided about what to do. Birthmothers complements us beautifully.  They help a woman long-term. We don’t have the volunteers or staff to help women with specifics outside our center (such as transportation, in this case) – nor do our clients expect that from us.

A one-on-one, long-term relationship with a volunteer Birthmothers Friend is exactly what many pregnant women need.  We refer women to Birthmothers with complete assurance that they’ll be loved and mentored over the coming weeks and months.  I don’t know of any other ministry like it.

Birthmothers was the first and only ministry I contacted for assistance with Rosa. I’m so glad we can work together to help women. I hope our ministry partnership can continue to grow for a long time.



friends4life-328x101.gifFriends4Life are special devotionals for people who care about women, children & families — produced by Birthmothers and delivered at no cost to your email inbox each week.

These short, powerful pieces equip you to cultivate a kingdom perspective towards the vulnerable women, children and families who face an unplanned pregnancy. Each devotional focuses on one life issue and helps you

  • think about it from a scriptural perspective
  • pray about it
  • focus on it throughout your day

Discover how you can develop sensitivity to birth moms, birth dads, adoptees, adoptive couples and families who have been touched by an unplanned pregnancy … and reflect the love of Christ to them.

Subscribe now. You can also share Friends4Life with someone you know who cares about women, children, and families by forwarding your issues to them.



facebook_logo210x79.jpgBirthmothers is reaching more women who face an unplanned pregnancy through Facebook!

Help us to connect to even more hurting women by joining our fan page. By joining, you’ll help at least 3 ways:

  1. When your Facebook friends see Birthmothers information on your Facebook page, then they’ll be able to connect more pregnant women to us. You’ll help more women be matched one-on-one with a Friend!
  2. When your friends see that you’re  a Birthmothers Friend, you’ll help recruit more volunteers to serve hurting women and families. You can help even more when you write a short testimony on our Groups page explaining what being a Friend means to you.
  3. When your friends hear about Birthmothers, they’ll want to learn how their church can start a Birthmothers ministry and serve women right in their own communities!

If you’re not yet on Facebook, just log onto www.facebook.com and open a free account. It takes just a couple of minutes. And you’ll start connecting with others online who care about women, children, and families!



womanphone2.jpgLast year, 100% of women who were matched with a Birthmothers Friend chose life.

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Our mission: we spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ by offering unconditional, one-on-one support and life-affirming, adoption-informing resources to any woman who faces an unplanned pregnancy.

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