Frequently asked questions
Why are you called Pharaoh's Daughter?
When did this all start?
The vision for Pharaoh’s Daughter was born in February, 2011 out of a love for children and a heart for inmates. Abigail Attix shared with her mom an idea she had after seeing a television special on programs that keep babies of incarcerated mothers together until they are released. The idea took hold of Susan and would not let go.
Can't you just get funded by the government?
We could! But we choose not to. Why? Because if the government is providing the funds then they would also have control over the babies, stripping our moms away from their rights as a parent. Our number one priority is keeping the bond between mother and baby, and Social Services does not cater to that need.
How many success stories do you have so far?
Considering we have had only two babies and only one mother released November 2017, let's just say, by the grace of God, it's working so far!
Where do the babies live while their mothers are in prison?
Until we get a building they are with our very own Susan, president of PD! Between Susan, her sister Diane, her daughter Abby and a range of volunteers they care for the babies right there in Susan's home.
What are the biggest needs for Pharaoh's Daughter right now?
We need a place to call home! As Susan's house becomes the stomping ground for many, we are quickly running out of space. We are praying and asking God to work through people like you to provide a building where we can legally house our mommies and our babies. We also need help raising these kids! So, monthly giving, a building, and volunteers are major needs.
Surely you wouldn't allow just anyone to help with the babies?
You are correct there, my friend. If you would like to volunteer, we guarantee there will be a background check sent to you before you are welcomed into the family. But don't worry, it's easy peasy, takes all of 5 minutes and can be done right from your computer.
My state isn't listed, how do I give?
Because most states require a non-profit to be registered in order to solicit donations (and of course, there is a fee for that registration), if we receive donations from states that PD is not registered with, we may be subject to a fine. The amount of the fine varies from state to state. Right now PD does not have the funds to register in all states, so we're working on registering a few at a time. As our funding level increases, we'll add more states.