Maternity Care Sharing

In order for maternity Needs to be shared, One-Person memberships must choose one of the following options prior to conception:

Option 1

Add a spouse or dependent to your membership prior to conception. The new Two-Person membership can include both the mother and a second individual, whether a husband or child, but they must be on the same membership level as the mother.

Option 2

Sign up for One‑Person Maternity Care Sharing prior to conception.

We understand that not everyone will be able to add a second family member to their membership. Members in this situation can request to pay the equivalent of a Two‑Person Share amount each month to be eligible for maternity care sharing as a One‑Person membership.

See GUIDELINES: Section IX for more information on maternity sharing.

Our Heart

We believe that children are a reward from the Lord (Psalm 127:3), and we are committed to promoting the family as part of God’s loving design for His people.

In addition to the ministry of bearing one another’s health care burdens, Samaritan founded the Morning Center in 2011 to provide free, Christ‑centered maternity care to women in urban and underserved areas. The Morning Center now functions as its own stand‑alone ministry with the mission of returning charitable maternity care to a private, patient‑centered model. Samaritan also supports research to explore new options for women with ectopic pregnancies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to add a second member prior to conception in order to share my maternity Need?

Prior to conception, you must either:
1) Add a second person to your membership, or
2) Sign up for maternity care sharing as a One‑Person membership.

What if my husband doesn't qualify to be a Samaritan member?

Instead of adding a spouse, you may add a child to your membership or sign up for One‑Person Maternity Care Sharing.

Can I add my unborn child as the second family member?

No. Although we consider the unborn child a part of the family, we need a date of birth in order to add someone to membership.

What if I decide not to add a second family member?

Members who do not add a second family member or sign up for maternity care sharing will not be able to have their maternity Needs shared. However, the maternity expenses may be submitted as a Special Prayer Need.