What I Would Have Missed: Part 4
February 19, 2024

When parents join our Verity’s Village community, they have often received a “fatal fetal diagnosis” according to their doctors. At Verity’s Village, we choose the phrase “life-limiting” prenatal diagnosis, as we know and our parents know that their babies have a time to be with their parents however long that might be. In the post […]

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What I Would Have Missed: Part 3
January 17, 2024

When parents join our Verity’s Village community, they have often received a “fatal prenatal diagnosis” according to their doctors. At Verity’s Village, we choose the phrase “life-limiting” prenatal diagnosis, as we know and our parents know that their babies have a time to be with their parents however long that might be. In the post […]

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Our Beliefs & Values
December 16, 2023

Hope for Prenatal Diagnosis In light of recent news headlines detailing the difficult case of a family in Texas seeking an abortion after receiving a diagnosis of Trisomy 18, we feel it is appropriate to share our perspective and philosophy. We want people to know there is hope for a prenatal diagnosis. Our nonprofit ministry […]

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What I Would Have Missed: Part 2
December 12, 2023

When we shared “What I Would Have Missed: Part 1,” we had many people respond to the love expressed by our parents for their babies with a diagnosis. A life-limiting prenatal diagnosis can seem so overwhelming to parents, friends, family, and others connected to mom and dad, and we can forget to focus on the […]

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What I Would Have Missed: Part 1
November 15, 2023

When a parent is given a life-limiting prenatal diagnosis for their baby, we can mistakenly focus on missing out on the pain and avoiding the grief. No matter what decision is made, grief is unavoidable, but the focus on what a parent will actually miss if they terminate their pregnancy can be life saving: life […]

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Christi’s Story: “What if your baby lives?”
October 20, 2023

Many of our stories come from our Verity’s Village online community, but the presence of the grander community affected by a prenatal diagnosis is larger than our online community. Each of us are in cities with others who have been given a diagnosis or are caring for a child who received a diagnosis. In my […]

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April’s Letter: To Thomas Henry
September 20, 2023

Rather than our typical blog post sharing the overall story of a parent and their baby’s diagnosis, today’s blog post shares one of our Verity’s Village mother’s letter to her son. By her permission, we are allowed a window into her pregnancy, her special times with her son, and her choice to spend this time […]

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Cheryl’s Story: Waiting with Hope
August 23, 2023

As we love to encourage our parents to reach out with their stories, so our Verity’s Village parents have an ongoing invite to share their families’ stories to our blog. Cheryl agreed to share her ongoing story about Elijah Raphael her sweet son. Her little Elijah Raphael was originally diagnosed with iniencephaly, but as they […]

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Kieran’s Story: Ectopia Cordis
June 14, 2023

Many times, we link to diagnosis stories on various blogs, newspapers, or even medical sites. This Wednesday, we are privileged to share the story of Kieran on our own blog. In November 2014, Kieran’s family received a prenatal diagnosis, learning their little girl would be born with ectopia cordis. Ectopia Cordis is a condition that […]

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Kori’s Story: Jacklyn’s Journey
December 5, 2022

Jacklyn’s Journey began in March of 2021 when we found out that we were pregnant with our 3rd baby girl. I went in for a regular anatomy ultrasound around 20 weeks, and it was discovered that our baby girl had some markers pointing to a possible genetic condition. She had a large hole in her […]

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