Pregnancy Support Services

#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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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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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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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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PSS Benevolence Fund

PSS Benevolence Fund

Have you heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs?  You know, the one that you vaguely remember from a class taken long ago?  It addresses the needs of individuals, beginning with physiological and progressing to safety, social, esteem, and self-actualization needs.  Starting with physiological, each need must be met before the subsequent needs can be achieved, […]

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Adoption and Birth Parent Rights

Adoption and Birth Parent Rights

“Birth Parents’ Rights and Responsibilities” is a document that was created by the State of Illinois Department of Children and Families Services. The document must be given to a client working with an adoption agency “as soon as is reasonably practical.” In most cases, a copy of the document is given to the client by […]

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