Kerry’s story – Twenty minutes to motherhood 3-3-17


Kerry had twenty minutes to decide to become a mom.

When she became a mom to Gus, who’s now ten years old, she told NBC News she got a call asking if she would take the tiny dark-haired boy. His mother had given birth in a hospital bathroom and then left him behind.

“I was crazed. I was shaking,” she said. “I had twenty minutes to decide! I called my husband and he said, ‘If this is what you want . . .’ And I said, ‘OK! We’re in!'”

“And the social worker said, “Congratulations, you have a son!”

Kerry wants women to know they can deliver their children to safe havens; a hospital, police or fire station. And she’s shocked that almost twenty years after the first safe haven law was passed, many people still don’t know they exist.

Today, Kerry says, “Everything about Gus was a miracle. He’s brought me back to faith.”

Despite those who say it would be merciful to abort an unwanted pregnancy, there is no such thing as an unwanted child. Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Ps 127:3 NLT

For more of Kerry’s story check here.

Find out more about safe haven laws here.

Listen to our interview with Texas State Representative Geannie Morrison who helped enact the first safe haven law in the Baby Moses Project.

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Kim Ketola



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