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Inspiring Conversations with La’Zoria Smith of Pregnancy Parenthood And Purpose

Today we’d like to introduce you to La’Zoria Smith.

Hi La’Zoria, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I’m still living my story and although each page is full of different emotional and experiences, I am enthusiastic about each chapter. I was a teen mom- I had my first child at 15 years old which is where my motherhood chapter began. As I got older, I developed a passion to help young girls that were much like me avoid going through what I went through.

So, in my adult years I began to work towards creating that form of help I wanted to offer. February 1, 2021 after much prayer I announced publicly my 501(C)3 non-profit, Pregnancy Parenthood And Purpose Inc. which specializes in teen pregnancy and young parent support. It is our heart’s desire to see every teen and young mother overcome the boundaries, stigmas, and limitations associated with pregnancy and motherhood.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
No, not at all. I’ve cried, yelled, screamed and wanted to quit. I contend with believing I was chosen to carry a vision with such magnitude as this. Often feeling inadequate, unqualified and unworthy are just a few struggles. Although the road has not been all smooth; I have had some moments that were leveled enough to see God working through.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Pregnancy Parenthood And Purpose Inc.?
Pregnancy Parenthood And Purpose Inc Is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization that specializes in teen pregnancy and young parent support. P3 our acronym was created to provide fundamental tools, support and resources that will assist each mother throughout pregnancy and parenthood. We offer mentoring and coaching programs based on each individual’s developmental needs. We also offer Doula Support and Child Birth Preparation classes.

I believe what sets Pregnancy Parenthood And Purpose apart from other organizations is the purpose behind our push.

I learned earlier on that, although I was entrusted to operate the vision, It was not specifically for me. I am just the vessel being used to break generational curses, free teen and young mothers from strongholds of depression and low self-esteem all while giving God the glory.

I am most proud of never taking for granted each opportunity I have to connect to a young or teen mom.

I want those of you who take a moment to read this to know that I am a servant above anything else. P3 was created to empower and inspire through real-life experiences. I am a Life Coach, Mentor, Teen Mom Advocate, Sister and Friend. While I do offer support to teen and young parents- PLEASE note Pregnancy Parenthood And Purpose does encourage teenage pregnancy under no circumstances.

We collect essential baby items (new and lightly) used year round. Sponsorship and monetary donation options are available which are all tax-deductible.

Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
I’ve had the privilege to encounter some amazing individuals, which have strengthened me, loved me LOUD and BOLDY and encouraged me to continue walking in the purpose placed before me. Life has been a mentor one of the toughest ones yet because it hits you with no warning. But most importantly God; It has been him who has connected me to women and men that have never heard my name before. It has been him whose played the biggest role thus far.

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