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False Assumptions, Real Experiences

False Assumptions, Real Experiences

It’s painful for me to hear ideas about adoption that aren’t researched, ideas that are based on false assumptions. The idea that a child is “given up,” “unwanted,” or “uncared for” is so untrue when you compare it to what is really happening. The careful planning. The struggle of emotions. The ever present love the […]

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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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Kodak Moment

Kodak Moment

We need some help with a caption for this picture of Julie’s office. Four baby bottles on a desk might be confusing to you, if you don’t know that Julie is the supervisor of ECFA’s Pregnancy Support Services. Even then.. it might still be a little confusing.

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Sarah’s Corner

Sarah’s Corner

“Suffering is everywhere. Don’t ever think it isn’t. So are miracles. Don’t ever think they aren’t.” I came across this quote about a month ago, and it has frequently crossed my mind since. Working in child welfare, it is impossible to deny or ignore the pervasiveness of pain and hurt in the world. However, at […]

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Two Truths and a Lie

Two Truths and a Lie

Two of these statements are true about Mike*, our Intact Family Services worker. One statement is a lie. There is a picture of me wearing a skirt in my 8th grade yearbook. I am two degrees of separation from Saddam Hussein. I am a die-hard Ohio State fan because my father played football for Woody […]

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