The heartbreaking news Wednesday morning of a baby found dead in a Savannah city trash truck underscores the need for increased awareness of adoption as a viable option for women facing an unplanned pregnancy. Covenant Care Services is working to increase awareness of adoption in Savannah and throughout the state of Georgia.
It seems evident that this 18-year-old high school student did not have the means to care for her baby and made the choice to abandon her newborn child. The tragic reality is that she could have made an adoption plan for her child, and could even have selected a two-parent, Christian family to adopt her baby. Covenant Care Services currently has 36 families who are homestudyapproved and waiting to adopt a baby. Any one of them would have been happy to welcome this baby into their home through adoption.
Vicki Colls, Birthmother Caseworker for Covenant Care Services in Savannah, said, “I’d like each birthmother to know that she can call us any time. We will respect you and won’t at all judge you. We will come to you, wherever you are, and talk with you about how to make an adoption plan for your baby.”
Women interested in making an adoption plan for their baby can contact Vicki Colls directly at (912) 401- 4840, or can call Covenant Care Services’ 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-226-5683.
The staff of Covenant Care Services will continue working diligently to increase awareness of adoption as an accessible option for pregnant women throughout the State of Georgia. We pray for a day when terrible stories like this are no longer part of life in our community.
Covenant Care Services (CCS) is a non-profit, nondenominational, Christian ministry committed to provide the highest possible quality social service in the crisis pregnancy/adoption arena. With its State Office in Macon, CCS serves the entire state of Georgia through caseworkers based in Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Macon, and Savannah.