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The Unseen Child Foundation

Mission and Vision

The mission of the Unseen Child Foundation is to stop the cycle of abuse and raise awareness of all forms of child abuse.They work hard to stop the cycle of abuse and make the world a safe place for today's children and many generations to come.

The Unseen Child Foundation mission will be accomplished through community involvement such as education, mentoring, life skills training and advocates for youth. The Unseen Child Foundation financially supports safe houses, mentoring programs and other services that would otherwise close due to funding.


When Diana Joy approached Leslie Pottebaum, Shannon's Hope Maternity Home's Director, she spoke of her heart and passion to help the unseen child who can't speak up for themselves. As their relationship continued to grow, they kept realizing how often the unborn child is forgotten about. Time after time, unborn children are subjected to child abuse even before being born!

Some stories include mothers abusing drugs and alcohol while pregnant, boyfriends and spouses abusing their partner in order to cause a miscarriage, homeless pregnant mothers not receiving proper prenatal care, and pregnant mothers starving due to their circumstances. Unfortunately, the babies that survive to birth are exposed to the same horrifying circumstances that their mothers endured while pregnant.

Diana Joy and Leslie have formed a relationship in which they strive to help these unseen children. Through their support,  Shannon's Hope Maternity Home continues to provide a safe place for pregnant mothers and their children to call home.

For more information about the Unseen Child Foundation, view their website at http://www.unseenchild.com.