Ministry Impact

Support Changes Stories

We exist to support families who have chosen to carry a child with a life-limiting diagnosis. Our vision is that every family we serve will cherish their child’s life and have hope in the midst of sorrow. We have seen that support changes stories – it might not change ultimate outcomes, but it truly changes stories.

Serving the Nation(s)

Abel Speaks is growing! Over the past 5 years we have supported over 265 families in 43 of the 50 states and 7 other countries. We provide comprehensive care for our families through their season of pregnancy and beyond. We tailor our support for each individual family, but the primary means by which we tangibly serve our families typically include mentorship, medical connections, maternity + birth photography, commemorative keepsakes, planning a celebration of life service, and community retreats.

Growth for the Future

We are seeing an exponential increase in the number of families, local and abroad. We will surpass 100 families served in 2022 alone, and expect to serve 150 families in 2023.


Rooted in Relationships

This past Labor Day weekend, 46 Abel Speaks alumni families traveled from coast-to-coast to gather together outside of Austin for our 2nd annual Community Retreat. We laughed and cried and celebrated and grieved and worshipped together, sharing special moments & making priceless memories.

Thank you to the generous donors and supporters who made this event possible and blessed our families with this experience, free of charge. It truly was a Kingdom investment.


An Evening with Abel Speaks

We gathered with 350+ of our Abel Speaks supporters and alumni families for An Evening with Abel Speaks presented by Patmos Capital Partners, Nail Family Partnerships, and Patrick & Cori Todd. It was our largest fundraising event to date, and seeing a room full of people united around a shared vision was something we won’t soon forget.

As the size and scope of the ministry continues to grow at this rapid rate, it is humbling and beyond encouraging to see the financial support for the ministry grow in kind.

End of Year Giving

Our EOY fundraising goal is $250,000. If you would like to give a generous end of year donation here are a few ways to give.

Help us achieve 100% of our 2022 fundraising goal! We are 49% of the way there!

Abel Speaks - Trisomy 13 and Life Limiting Diagnosis Counseling

Support an AS Family ($1,800)

$1,800 You can cover the comprehensive services for a 2023 AS Family from diagnosis to beyond delivery.

Abel Speaks - Trisomy 13 and Life Limiting Diagnosis Counseling

Give a Keepsake Box ($265)

$265 You can cover the cost of a personalized, handcrafted keepsake box that will honor and preserve the memories of a child supported by Abel Speaks in 2023.

Abel Speaks - Trisomy 13 and Life Limiting Diagnosis Counseling

Sponsor a 2023 Retreat Family ($2,500)

$2,500 You can sponsor an AS alumni family to attend next year’s Community Retreat. This retreat is provided free-of-charge to our families thanks to the generosity of our donors.

Make a General Donation

Your giving helps us provide ongoing support to families who have been given a life-limiting diagnosis for their child. Thank you for your partnership and your belief in this mission!