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Waiting

Waiting

Waiting Recently, I have been pondering the subject of waiting.  Waiting is a paradox. I don’t like to wait. Yet I keep others waiting. Waiting can be good because it slows me down when I may be living too fast.  It causes me frustration, thwarting me from reaching my “important” goals. Our society’s attitudes toward waiting is […]

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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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Adoption and Steve Jobs

Adoption and Steve Jobs

Apple is a company that prides itself in its leading technological innovation. They have generated many versions of the iPod, iPhone, and most recently, the iPad and iPad2. These devices exhibit a world of amazing possibilities. Steve Jobs, the originator of this company, was also born of a mother who chose adoption. As a woman who […]

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Foster Care Worker Jaida Celebrates Birth Parents

Foster Care Worker Jaida Celebrates Birth Parents

Watching Birth Parents interact with their children feels so natural and unscripted. I love catching the family when they forget that anyone is watching. When they are just in the moment together, loving and celebrating what family is meant to be. Seeing a child recognize her parent from across the room or the parking lot […]

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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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Talking to Your Teen about Sex

Talking to Your Teen about Sex

The National Campaign gives the following 10 tips for parents to help their children avoid teen pregnancy. We welcome your responses and advice. This information is taken verbatim, with some extracted for conciseness, from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. 1.Be clear about your own sexual values and attitudes. Communicating with your children […]

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