For the Parents
We are here to help you and your dauther through this difficult time based on our experience with other parents who have "been down this road". We anticipate the thoughts that may be on your mind, and how you may be feeling toward your daughter - feelings of anger, hurt, or shame - be assured you are reacting quite normally. Almost everyone faced with this circumstance feels exactly the same, at first.
We believe that it helps to know that these feelings will pass in a very short time. We know that you love your daughter and want to do everything in your power to help her through this time and ease her burden, despite the negative feelings you may have now. Be encouraged so you are able to help her build a new life for herself. She needs your support now more than ever.
Members of our staff have had considerable experience in understanding and helping young women, just like your daughter. Solutions to her difficulties will be found with help. She will be referred for medical care to ensure a safe and healthy delivery. She will also receive free, professional counseling on planning for her future and the future of her baby, and on any worries that may be of concern to her. If needed, she will be referred to any appropriate agencies for additional services. After exploring the pros and cons of parenting her baby or placing the baby for adoption, she alone will make the final decision about what is best for the baby and herself. All options will be presented to her with complete confidentiality and with loving concern.
Your understanding in this traumatic situation is of utmost importance to your dauther. Be assured that the heartaches that all of you are experiencing will fade away with time. Please know we are here for you and that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
The board, staff and volunteers of Lois' Lodge
How 2 Love your Preg Teen
She's pregnant. You're shocked.
Click this link for some guidelines from Focus on the Family to help you through this unexpected time of confusion and heartache.
Lois' Lodge is a proud accredited member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
2 Corinthians 8:21
Executive Offices/Maternity Home * 1301 Hemlock Street * Charlotte, NC 28203 *
Mailing Address * PO Box 35188 * Charlotte, NC 28235 *
(704) 332-4003 * Fax: (704) 332-4023