Single Expectant Parent Services

LDS Family Services provides free consultation for single expectant parents and can also provide information, counseling, and assistance with pre-marital counseling, adoption or single parenting. If LDS Family Services is not available, contact the 24-hour Welfare Help Line (1-855-537-4357). Refer to Handbook 1: Stake Presidents and Bishops (2010), 17.3.12 for specific instructions.

Church members who are single and preg­nant are encouraged to go to their bishop. The bishop can counsel with them as they make important de­cisions that affect their own well-being and that of the child. He can also help them begin the pro­cess of repentance, where appropriate. A bishop should recognize the ward council as a valuable resource to help when working with a single expectant parent.