Why We Exist
I made the very difficult, but brave, call to the Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre 17 years ago when I was facing an unplanned pregnancy. The love and support I received (and still receive 17 years later), surrounding my choice to place for open adoption, was necessary to get me through facing the pain of the loss of my son. I joined the Birth Mom’s support group during my pregnancy, which I still attend to this day, where a lifelong bond developed with other beautiful strong women who have gone through the same thing that I did. We candidly share the heart felt pains and gains of our adoptions. We cry, grieve and support each other with total love and understanding. Without the CPCC, I really don’t know how my life would have played out–if I had not received the unconditional love that I did, even though I felt I didn’t deserve it. As hard as it was for me to reach out and ask for help at the time, I had to put my pride aside and just pick up the phone and dial, because there are some things in life you can’t go through alone!
– Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre Client
I was working as a volunteer for CPCC when I found out that my own 15-year old daughter was pregnant. We instantly became clients, and both my daughter and I received individual counselling and support from the moment we expressed a need. They stayed involved with us throughout the entire experience, and we are both still friends with our counselors. My daughter delivered her son almost nine years ago. They offer practical help (like maternity and baby clothes) and emotional support (helping everyone cope with the upcoming changes). Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre is an organization that I strongly believe in, and I would heartily endorse their programs.
– Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre Client, Mother and Volunteer