As a young adult, living abroad going to college, finding out that I was pregnant was very overwhelming. I didn’t know what to do, what to think, who to tell.
I felt so hopeless and all I felt was fear. My fear drove me into doing what I thought seemed like the easiest and right thing to do in the moment, abortion. Somehow though, a little bit of hope and heart inside me told me to at least weigh and look at all my options. I then began to search on the internet for answers, a sign, or literally anything that could help me. That’s when I came across the Pregnancy Support Center (PSC). I don’t know what I was looking for, but what instantly caught my eye were the words, “confidential place for women who are unexpectedly pregnant”. I started surfing the website, reading almost every section and the testimonies. One by one, each testimony gave me an ounce of hope. I saw the contacts of people we could talk to and I saved them and I thought, “it won’t hurt to talk to someone, especially a stranger.” PSC helped me explore and weigh my options, from telling my family to completing my education. Just when I thought I had nowhere to go, no one to turn to, no choice but to abort, they helped me see beyond my fear and doubts. They called my school for me anonymously and discovered that there was a support system in place at the school for students who were pregnant. Currently in my third year of college, and 8 months along, I’m so blessed that I didn’t do what I instantly thought was right in a moment of fear. I’m so happy that I’ll soon be able to deliver a baby girl and I’m still able to complete my education. Unexpected pregnancy sure is a scary thing, but you’re never alone, even if you’re like I was, a foreign student abroad. There is always hope and a way, and I’m forever thankful to have found PSC. Sometimes the best things happen unexpectedly.