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Many Hearts to Serve Women in IA, NE and IL Facing Unplanned Pregnancy

Unplanned Pregnancy Counseling

Posted on March 30, 2022

Forty-three percent of pregnancies in Iowa and Nebraska, and 52 percent of pregnancies in Illinois, are unplanned according to data collected by the National Survey of Family Growth (NEJM, 2016). That means over 90,000 women may need help connecting with community and state resources, deciding between options, and more. This great need is one of the reasons Lutheran Family Service is launching a new division of its ministry, called Many Hearts Unplanned Pregnancy Support, to provide greater focus, service and resources specifically to women facing unplanned pregnancies in Iowa, Eastern Nebraska and North & Central Illinois.

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How to Choose an Adoptive Family for Your Baby

Adoption

Posted on September 27, 2021
by Tiffany Bergman

The wonderful thing about working with an adoption agency like Lutheran Family Service to choose an adoptive family is that we’ve done all the behind-the-scenes work in selecting families to be in our adoption program that can provide a safe and loving home for your baby.

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What to Expect When Placing Your Child for Adoption

Adoption

Posted on September 21, 2021
by Kim Laube

The vast majority of women who make an adoption plan for their child will tell you they weren’t sure in the beginning, likely changed their mind throughout the pregnancy, and eventually found peace with their decision at some point along the way.

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Obria Medical Clinics and Lutheran Family Service Partner to Bring Low-Cost Women’s Services to Fort Dodge and Surrounding Communities

Life Advocacy

Posted on January 26, 2021
by Lutheran Family Service

Obria Medical Clinics offers women in Fort Dodge and surrounding communities low-cost pregnancy testing, STD testing and treatment, and ultrasound.

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Meet Kim!

Adoption

Posted on February 21, 2020

Kim Laube oversees adoption and pregnancy counseling for Iowa, North & Central Illinois, and Eastern Nebraska as well as advocates for life issues with our congregations and in the public square.

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Unplanned Pregnancy – Life as I Knew it was Over

Unplanned Pregnancy Counseling

Posted on February 5, 2020

When I realized I was pregnant, I remember feeling an incredible amount of emotions: shame, guilt, fear and worry to name a few. I remember feeling so alone thinking “How could an unplanned pregnancy happen to me?” I was a Christian, a good student, a good daughter, and a good person.

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Do I have to find Adoptive Parents for my Baby?

Unplanned Pregnancy Counseling

Posted on October 15, 2019

Many expecting mothers who want to place their baby for adoption think that they are responsible for finding willing, adoptive parents. However, this is not the case.

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Barbara’s Story

Adoption

Posted on June 6, 2019

People ask me if I made the right decision all those years ago. I answer “Yes”.

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Unexpected Pregnancy – Making Difficult Decisions

Unplanned Pregnancy Counseling

Posted on May 10, 2019

For many women, discerning what is best when they are faced with an unexpected pregnancy is very challenging.

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I Had an Abortion – Can God Forgive Me?

Unplanned Pregnancy Counseling

Posted on May 3, 2019

God offers full forgiveness to hurting women grieving from causing the intentional loss of their child through abortion.

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