Facts & Figureskating

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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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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ECFA is Re-Accredited

ECFA is Re-Accredited

Evangelical Child and Family Agency (including Pregnancy Support Services and the Counseling Center) was recently re-accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) for another four-year period. The re-accreditation applies to both the services based in New Berlin, Wisconsin and Wheaton, Illinois. This accreditation means that ECFA meets or exceeds the highest standards in the field […]

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Post Adoption Depression Syndrome (PADS)

Post Adoption Depression Syndrome (PADS)

Adoption is a both beautiful and complicated, and with this complication come some challenges. Our adoption worker, Lindsey, writes about one of those challenges.  She discusses Post Adoption Depression Syndrome in ECFA’s newsletter, “True to Life.” You can read the article here.

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What Not to Say to the Infertile Couple

What Not to Say to the Infertile Couple

Loved ones, friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, or acquaintances: they want to help. So sometimes they offer advice. Encouragement. Flippant responses. And, sometimes, it hurts more than it helps. Let’s say you are experiencing infertility. How would you feel if you got one of these? Maybe you or someone you know is in the middle of […]

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Introducing Infertility

Introducing Infertility

Infertility is a reality that can be challenging to talk about openly. Despite this discomfort, most people know someone who has dealt with its effect it can have on their relationship with their spouse and their future. According to Resolve.org, 7.3 million people of childbearing age in the U. S. find themselves in this position. That amounts […]

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Who Are the Children in Foster Care?

Who Are the Children in Foster Care?

Kids from all walks of life end up in care, for many different reasons. However, these kids are more likely: to be older to be members of a minority group to be a set of siblings to be a survivor of abuse or neglect. Other interesting facts from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ […]

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