by Laura Knox, Options Now staff
It was a studio full of fun the day these twins showed up at Options Now partner photographer Meredith Klapp’s studio. Meredith had her work cut out for her, and she did such an incredible job of capturing these little lives in all of their joy.
The twins’ mother, Kennetha, came to Options Now as a 21 year old college student working full time in a restaurant. She had broken up with her boyfriend & found out later she was pregnant. At the suggestion of her best friend, she reached out to Options Now.
About her visit, Kennetha said, “It was really assuring, they made me feel extremely comfortable.” During her ultrasound, the nurse pointed out two babies, and Kennetha said, “I looked up and tears started falling down my face. That was the first time I saw my babies and I knew then in my heart that they were mine to love forever.” Kennetha participated in our parenting classes to prepare herself for the twins’ arrival.
Kennetha’s little ones are a gift, and she said, “My twins are my absolute world. I thank God everyday for them. They are everything and more than I could ever ask for.”
I asked Kennetha what she would say to donors who have given to Options Now. She said, “I would honestly say thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. You helped this extremely scared college kid with the first steps of my pregnancy process and so much more.” I also asked Kennetha what she would say to a woman who was considering coming to Options Now, and she said, “You don’t have to be ashamed or afraid of coming. Options Now is extremely helpful and they don’t pressure you to do anything that you don’t want. Their guidance is amazing.”