Amanda

When the emergency room nurse told Amanda she was pregnant, she thought she was delivering good news. It seemed to the nurse that Amanda, then…

Danielle

The Danielle you see today – healthy, happy, sober, working hard toward an ambitious goal – is a different person from the 25-year-old woman who…

Arianna

When she was 17-years old and eight weeks pregnant, high school senior Arianna enrolled in Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) at United Way of the Coastal Bend…

Rosa

At 18 years old and three months pregnant, high school graduate Rosa moved from Houston to Round Rock, Texas, to be closer to her baby’s…

Yessica

Ready to enter her sophomore year of high school and three months pregnant, 16-year old Yessica decided to learn how to take care of herself…

Twymitchellyn

When Twymitchellyn found out she was pregnant, she wasn’t sure how to react. “I was scared, nervous, basically, every emotion you can feel at once,…

Amber

“The circumstances our family has experienced have been challenging, but it does not have to define our story.” Pregnancy was an unexpected surprise for Amber…

Tiesha

At nine months, Elisa is a crawling, babbling, cooing, healthy and happy baby. But the path to all this unabashed delight was far from carefree.…

Sam

Alone and pregnant after a broken engagement, Sam, 24, worried about caring for a baby. “Oh boy,” she thought. “What did I get myself into?…

Mike

“You have to be true to yourself in order to be true to your children.” Mike became a dad at a crucial moment in the…

Nurse Michelle

Fighting the Heroin Epidemic, Fighting for Clients Nurse Michelle Krantz had a bad feeling when her client kept canceling appointments. Cora and her husband, Eddie,…

Nurse Kathryn

Inclement weather in the mountains of North Carolina would sometimes keep Kathryn Ross, a nurse working with Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), a nonprofit that supports…

Kelly and Nurse Kyla

“Deep down inside I felt like something wasn’t normal. And it turns out it wasn’t.” Kelly Plunkett speaks with her Nurse-Family Partnership nurse Kyla Pfannenstiel…

Eddie

“Never stop working for what you feel your family deserves,” said Eddie, an NFP dad. Eddie, a 29-year old dad in the Nurse-Family Partnership program,…

Mariah and Nurse Vicki

Sitting on the floor of her Duncanville, Texas, home, 20-year-old Mariah Gaines gently rolls a ball to her 8-month-old son Ezekiel. When he catches it,…

Lauren

I can stand up, set those boundaries and make the decisions that are best for not just me, but for my daughter. Lauren Biser speaks…