Trisomy – Life Limiting Diagnosis Mentoring – Austin, TX
Abel Speaks has a specific God-given mission to support families who have chosen to carry a child with a life-limiting diagnosis. Founded by a couple who found themselves in that very position, Abel Speaks was born out of this experience and exists to walk with parents who have chosen to carry a child with a life-limiting diagnosis. Every child’s life can be beautiful and meaningful, no matter the length. On this road where you never thought you’d find yourself, you are not alone. We are here to walk with you.
My baby has been diagnosed with Trisomy 13 (or Trisomy 18). I am scared. What do I do?
We understand that a life limiting diagnosis can be scary. We are connected to many other families who have gone through the very situation you are in and we are here to help you. We offer many services for parents going through this. Have questions? Click the button below to reach out to us. We are here to help.
Due to my baby’s diagnosis, my doctor has suggested that I have an abortion and terminate the pregnancy. I’m confused and would like to speak with someone who has received similar news.
We are here to listen. We understand the position you are in and want to encourage and help you as you make the decision on whether or not to terminate the pregnancy. We have mentors standing by, waiting to help you. Click the button below to reach out to us.
Is there anyone I can talk to in my city?
We are headquartered in Dallas, TX but we operate throughout the United States and are here to help. Contact us today, we would love to hear from you and help you any way we can. We have mentors standing by, waiting to help you. Have questions? Click the button below to reach out to us. We are here to help.
We seek to 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 the following aspects.
Receiving a life-limiting diagnosis can quickly feel isolating. We know that feeling, but we’ve also felt the instant connection to other parents who have walked this same road. We desire for every family to have this spiritual, emotional & relational support as an integral part of the journey.
We believe that medical providers should value your child’s life, partnering with you to make the right decisions for your family at each step of the way. There are incredible doctors out there who will care for you and your child, and we will help you find them.
Maternity + Birth Photography
A picture is worth a thousand words. We are committed to capturing lasting images that will celebrate your child’s life and commemorate priceless memories throughout this season. *Currently offered in Dallas-FortWorth, but can do our best to help find a photographer near you.
Professional Birth Support
We offer birth support to our families in the form of a doula. Your doula can help determine what you value most and envision what you want your baby’s birthday to be like. They provide continuous physical, emotional & informational support leading up to and through childbirth. *Currently offered in Dallas-FortWorth, but can do our best to help find a photographer near you.
We’ve given great thought to creating beautiful, functional and meaningful items that will honor and celebrate the life of every child. These keepsakes and others like them are individually designed and hand-crafted as gifts for each of the families we support. They are also available to the public for purchase over on our Store page.
Celebration of Life
Most people have never been to a memorial service for a baby, let alone had to orchestrate their own. If and when this time comes, we are here to help you process and plan out a service that honors and celebrates your child’s life. As hard as it is to imagine, we have seen that this truly can be a sweet day.