Pregnant… One Word, Many Emotions
Catholic Family Services offers FREE pregnancy counseling to women, fathers and other family members seeking pregnancy help in Sioux Falls and South Dakota.
Choosing to Parent Your Baby
“I know in my heart I have made the right decision in raising my daughter. I would not have been so sure about today if I had not had the guidance Catholic Family Services gave me to see all aspects of such a major decision.”
What do I do?
We have pregnancy counselors available to all of Eastern South Dakota.
Choosing to Place your Baby
“When I discovered I was pregnant, I felt like my worst nightmare had come true. i was going to have a baby and I was a baby myself. I knew almost from the beginning that I’d be placing Cody for adoption and that was painful. I spent a lot of time in tears, but I believe I raised my child in one day. Catholic Family Services helped me provided a family, a home — a secure and loving environment to grow in. Through adoption, I gave him everything I wanted to give him but couldn’t.”
What are My Options for Pregnancy Counseling?
Knowing and being confident about your choices will help decrease your worries and increase your decision making power.
We accept clients of all beliefs and backgrounds. We offer an open and caring place to sort through feelings and make decisions.
What Others Ways do You Help?
- Support you in telling your family about the pregnancy
- Assist in making suitable living arrangements
- Make sure you receive prenatal care
- Provide temporary care for your baby, if you so choose
- Maintain supportive contact with you following the birth of your baby
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops offers these ten ways to support a woman with an unplanned pregnancy.
“For I well know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope. When you call me, I will listen to you. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, you will find me with you, says the Lord, and I will change your lot.”