Evangelical Child & Family Agency

#Placed Campaign

#Placed Campaign

I am already gearing up for this year’s #placed campaign. Started by Birthmother’s Baskets, the #placed campaign is trying to reach out via social media to friends, family, Hollywood, and all people.  It is trying to share with everyone what so many birthparents, families who adopted, adopted kiddos, and adoption professionals already know. The #placed […]

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Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth

Most often when I am looking for a new service, I ask around to find the place that someone has already tried and approved. Car services, coffee, resale stores, the doctor. It will save me time and energy and, possibly, a headache if I can use a service that someone else has given the approval […]

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Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Marketplace

The Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010. The act requires all citizens to have health coverage starting in 2014. On October 1, 2013 open enrollment began for residents to get affordable medical coverage through Health Insurance Marketplace or New Medicaid. The “Get Covered Illinois” website is the starting place for […]

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A monster glimpse: Annual Benefit Auction

This “Monster Basket” will be for sale at ECFA’s Annual Benefit Auction which will be held on November 8th.  You can find the details about the event and directions for registering here.  This absolutely fun basket includes Pez dispensers, puzzle, water bottle, books, and more.  Start saving your money so that you can outbid everyone […]

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A Glimpse: Annual Benefit Auction

Unfortunately we will not be able to post pictures of ALL of our great items that will be for sale at the Annual Benefit Auction on November 8, 2013. However, we will be able to give you some good glimpses!! First up is this “babycakes” cake pop set.  Not only will you be able to […]

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Safe Haven Law

Safe Haven Law

Often while watching movies and television shows I am broadsided by misinformation regarding adoption. I have to admit that there are times that I have laughed at the portrayal of adoption, for example, when home study workers are portrayed as particularly aggressive and judgmental while interviewing a couple. I find this funny for two reasons: 1. The ECFA Adoption […]

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Adoption Tax Credit May Be In Jeopardy

Adoption Tax Credit May Be In Jeopardy

ACTION ALERT: ADOPTION TAX CREDIT MAY BE IN JEOPARDY CHECK OUT THIS LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://adoptiontaxcredit.org/ Current Practice: Adoption Tax Credit Information Individuals qualify for the adoption tax credit if they adopted a child and paid out-of-pocket expenses relating to the adoption. The amount of the tax credit a family may qualify for is directly […]

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