Maddie’s Story


Christian Post: How Support from a Church, Pro-Life Group Convinced a Single Mom Not to Abort Her Baby

Nearly seven years ago, Maddie Martinez was working a full-time job that she really loved and sought to move up in the company. These aspirations, she said, led her to strongly consider having an abortion after she became pregnant.

However, an encounter with a Love Box from the pro-life organization Embrace Grace convinced her to choose a different path.

Now in her early 30s, Martinez works as the group coordinator for the Hurst, Texas-based pro-life ministry Embrace Grace which creates Love Boxes for women facing unplanned pregnancies. Inside each box is a personal invitation to a support group, stories shared by other mothers, a letter to give the young woman hope, a journal, a baby onesie that says “Best Gift ever” and A Bump in Life book featuring testimonies to offer hope to single moms, the website states.

Embrace Grace distributes Love Boxes to pregnancy centers located near churches that partner with the pro-life organization that offer support groups for women facing unplanned pregnancies. Embrace Grace’s 2021 Impact Report revealed the existence of 663 support groups across 48 states and seven countries.

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Chris Fabry Live: Love Boxes

Maddie Martinez joins the Chris Fabry Live show to share her story. When she found out she was unexpectedly pregnant, Maddie received an Embrace Grace Love Box and chose life for her son. She found hope and a community of support at Embrace Grace, and now works to give other women the same hope and help she received.

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