at ON THE CAMPUS OF CARPENTER PLACE, 1501 N MERIDIAN, Wichita, 67203 United States
Circle of Love provides a Christ-centered, supportive environment to pregnant women that have chosen adoption for their child.
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We have a request from one of our birthmoms for a Christmas tree and a microwave. Both can be used. Does anyone have an extra one or both of these? I'd be glad to come get them or give you the Wichita address to take them to. PM me ;)
We have a birthmom in the Maternity Apartments that completed training as a dental assistant and worked in that career for a while. She is 24 years old and 29 weeks pregnant. She wants to work part-time in this field once again. Does anyone work at a dental office that is hiring or know of one that is? Please help her out. She really needs to keep her mind busy! She will train or even shadow with out pay, just to stay current in her skills. This would be a great opportunity for an office to see if she is a good fit for them, before actually hiring her. Please pray about how you can help her out. It would be such a boost to her feelings of self-worth. Adoption is her plan, but she is really hard on herself. Thanks for your help!
We have a birth mom moving out this week and have been offered a queen size bed and dining room table and chairs! Is there anyone who can help pick up the dining room table and chairs from the donor and deliver it? Anytime over the weekend would be awesome, even tonight would work!
An adoptive mom asked me the other day what she could do for her birth mom, that would be meaningful and express how much she respected and loved her. I told her the most important thing she could do would be to follow through with what she said she would do. There's nothing more devastating to a birth mom than to realize that the adoptive couple are not going to honor the agreement made. It doesn't matter what the agreement is. So long as it is honored. Of course, the best interest of the child is always priority. But if a couple says that they will send pictures at three, six, nine and 12 months. Then that's exactly what they should do. If they say that they will send pictures yearly after that, then that's what they should do. It also puts me in a very bad spot with the birth mom when a couple that I represented to the birth mom does not follow through. Because I tell her that she is honored and that the agreement will be too. She puts her trust in me at this time in her life. And I want to be trustworthy. I just can't control what the adoptive couples do from that point on. So again, the best advice I can give to honor your birth mother is to just do what you said you were going to do.
We had a beautiful delivery last night by C-section! Baby and mama doing great! I'll post pics and baby's weight later. Adoptive couple are here. Today will be very emotional for BM and her family. Please add her to you prayers. She would so appreciate it. Her heart is breaking but she knows why she is doing what she believes is in her baby's, and her other child and her best interest. She is trusting God for his love and mercy, and the adoptive couple with this precious life. Pray for strength and peace. Pray that I can be what she needs me to be for her today.
We have one of our birthmoms at the maternity home apartments in need of a car! Her baby will be here this week by C-section. This will give us a couple weeks to work out the details and get it tagged and insurance. She only has about $600.00 to spend. Does anyone have something they could part with?
Thank you, EVERYONE who has responded to our request for a host family. WE HAVE A MATCH! I love how we all network together on behalf of these mama's and babies! This home is close to mine so we will be able to share the responsibility. Many of you who responded lived outside of Wichita. She needs to stay here. Her weekly sonogram and Dr. visits are because she did not find out she was pregnant until 24 weeks. At her 27 week sono they said the baby was only at 5 percentile. We have had to watch closely to know if this was getting better or worse (in short). So far, so good. The baby has increased to at least 40% and BM is growing, finally. Still concerns, but with no prenatal care, we are just praying all is well. There was lots of stress in her home and she was (and still is) in denial. She has been living at our maternity apartments for 6 weeks and is blossoming! Baby boy is due December 12. Because of DV at home, she cannot take baby there. That's why respite or adoption. The family that is taking her in will not be adopting. If you are a couple interested in adopting this baby, I encourage you to contact me about opportunities to form a relationship with BM. She wants openness but I believe in good boundaries, so "open" is more like scheduled get togethers. I'd be happy to discuss more.... Blessings on all of you!!!! Julie
Circle of love needs to place one of our birth moms that is currently living in our maternity apartment into a private home for the duration of her pregnancy. She is due in just four weeks and is going to try and parent her baby. Her baby will probably go straight into respite care from the hospital. So, the baby will not come home with her to the family who is hosting her. And, from the hospital our birth mom will go back to her grandmas house. She will be 21 years old in just a couple weeks. She's very pleasant and doesn't have a lot of social things going on in her life. She does not drink, do drugs, or smoke. She would be a nice visitor in your home! Please PM me if you would be willing to take this sweet little mama into your home. She needs to stay in Wichita though because she has weekly OB appointments.
The twins were just delivered !!!! NO C-SECTION!!!! Healthy and firstly!!! Weight and pictures soon!!!