We have worked with over a dozen different life-limiting diagnoses, ranging from Turner syndrome to Trisomy 18 to anencephaly. The common implication is that, if true, these diagnoses will likely limit the time a parent will get to enjoy with their child. This was what our founders experienced with their firstborn son, Abel Paul. However, their story and this mission show that parents can choose to cherish their child’s life and experience joy and hope even in the midst of sorrow — and they don’t have to do it alone.
We can serve your family at any point in the pregnancy, but we would encourage you to reach out as early as possible. Practically speaking, a longer the runway from diagnosis to delivery provides more time to prepare medically, relationally and emotionally. Our organization is rooted in relationships, so the more time we have to connect and walk with you on the front end of delivery, the better.
We have seen that support truly can (and does) change stories. Our approach is rooted in relationships, so first and foremost, our families are offered a “mentor couple” who has walked this same road. To see the other tangible services we offer, you can visit our Services page (abelspeaks.org/services).
Absolutely. We believe that support changes stories, and are passionate about capturing and sharing those stories on our Stories page (abelspeaks.org/stories). To watch our founders’ story and how it led to the creation of Abel Speaks, you can watch this video (abelspeaks.org/about).