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#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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Breaking Down Walls

The Christmas season may be over, but the hope of Christmas is still very present. “The Light has come and darkness cannot overcome it.” However, the staff of Intact Family Services sees darkness everywhere. There are so many broken families, hurting mothers and fathers, families destroyed through addiction, and families overwhelmed by mental illness. In […]

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All Types of Mothers’ Day

This coming Sunday is a day traditionally set aside to celebrate mothers (and let me tell you, they deserve to be celebrated). It is a day to honor and recognize mothers. Mothers come to be through a myriad of ways. They are made through thousands of little experiences. There is not just one type of […]

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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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A LOST BOY FINDS HIS CALLING, as reported by the Washington Post

A LOST BOY FINDS HIS CALLING, as reported by the Washington Post

This is a “must-see video”. It will awaken some strong feelings within you, as you view the utter travesty of severely neglected and abused children. You will be “looking back in time” to Romania in the 1980’s. Izidor Ruckel escaped the horror of his confinement through the open arms of an adoptive family. As a […]

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The Spirit of Christmas

One of the things I love the most about Christmas is not Christmas Day, or the presents, or even the delicious cinnamon rolls that are the traditional Christmas breakfast in my home. No, my favorite thing about Christmas is the “spirit of Christmas.”  Now, Christmas clichés abound this time of year, so let me explain […]

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It is “SAD Season”

Here we go again – the season of short days, less sunlight and confinement indoors. It is the season when the symptoms of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) appear. For some people the holidays may delay the onset of SAD, also called “winter blues”. People afflicted with SAD see Christmas as a time when joyfulness is […]

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