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The Emotions of Adoption

Adoption is an emotional topic. In adoptive placements, high level emotions are experienced by both parties – the adoptive parents and birth parents. Grief and loss are experienced by those who desire to grow their own family, but cannot.  Placement-minded birth parents also experience grief and loss because they care infinitely for the little one […]

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Treat Yo’ Self

“Treat Yo’ Self” is a phrase that I first heard on the TV show “Parks and Recreation.” Although the phrase can be used to justify overspending or “splurging,” it has turned into a phrase that I use with others in my life to encourage self-care. In a world that is constantly moving, always busy, and […]

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Chicago Area Families For Adoption (CAFFA) 4th Annual Scholarship Essay Contest

“CAFFA is pleased to invite students who will be entering college in Fall 2015 to enter our 4th Annual Essay Contest to win an Educational Scholarship! This $2,000 tuition scholarship will be awarded to one graduating high school senior student who came into their family through adoption and has been accepted to a 2- or […]

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Writing Contest for Adoptees Anchored in Christ

Jody Moreen is excited to share a writing contest for those adoptees who are 18 and older. Please read below a message from Jody and more information regarding this writing contest. “Spring is on the horizon and in the month of May we celebrate Mother’s Day. This year it is May 10th, 2015. As adoptees, we […]

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A New Year: Renewed Desire for Change

  “What are your New Year’s resolutions?” Oh, the infamous annual phrase that reminds us of the necessity for change in our lives.  Well, the New Year has passed, and perhaps, your resolutions with it. In planning goals, there is the great hope of what life could be like, should the change come to fruition. Sadly, […]

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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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Spreading the Christmas Cheer

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” –Isaiah 9:6 I love Christmas!  It is my favorite time of the year and with this weekend’s dusting of snow […]

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