How to Cope with the Stress and Anxiety Caused by COVID-19

If you’re like most people, you are doing your best to stay calm during COVID-19 pandemic. But that can feel incredibly difficult at times. When not worrying about friends and loved one’s health, there’s also the conflicting information provided by the media and the economic ramifications of the virus that have people on edge.Signs of Emotional Distress and 6 Ways...[ read more ]

5 Foods to Keep Your Immune System Strong

As the events of COVID-19 continue to unfold, many of us are focusing on how we can keep ourselves and our families as healthy as possible. While social distancing and increased hand washing can be very effective at stopping the spreading of the Corona virus, it is equally important to keep our immune systems strong.With this in mind, here are...[ read more ]

What do Waiting Families Need?

Waiting is hard for most. For those waiting to grow their families through adoption “the wait” takes on new meaning.  Feeling empowered during this time is practically inconceivable.  Sharing this struggle and finding support in it can be challenging. Discovering tools to help navigate this time will allow waiting families to feel both empowered and supported. It is crucial to...[ read more ]

Supporting Families Waiting to Adopt

Introduction The wait can be challenging for many attempting to grow their families through adoption. Along with this wait, which is oftentimes quite long, come significant emotions—including joy, sadness, anxiety, excitement, and anticipation. This powerful mix of emotions can be hard for many families to navigate. As adoption professionals, it is our responsibility to support these families; to understand the...[ read more ]

Birth Mothers paying it forward

Young, beautiful, life of the party, college educated, established career and pregnant. “This wasn’t part of my plan”, she told me. Her next words were, “ I won’t have an abortion. Can you help me?” I could not imagine anything I would rather do than help Helen navigate these next nine months. We met almost weekly, often during her lunch...[ read more ]

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