My name is Hi’ilani and I am 23 years old. I was 17 when I first went to Aloha Pregnancy Care & Counseling Center.
I got a free pregnancy test and it was positive.
I remember crying so hard and uncontrollably after hearing my test results.
The counselor was very understanding and comforting towards me which really helped.
I was so scared to go home and tell my Dad that I was pregnant, but the counselors reaffirming words built up a confidence in me that I could do it.
She let me know that if I needed to talk or if I had any questions that I could call her and come back to center for counseling if I needed it.
APCCC referred me to OBGYN Doctors in my city which was a big help.
I was 18 years old when I gave birth to my son Jeremiah, but I was too young to parent him. The open adoption arrangements were in God’s hands.
Jeremiah is now a happy and healthy 5 year old boy with lots of siblings and two parents that adore him.