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Barbara’s Story

Pregnancy

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 – Unsure and Experiencing Doubts

Pregnancy

Posted on September 22, 2018

As a birth mother, there are many factors for you to consider, and it is important for you to know that you are not alone throughout those decisions.

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A True, Chilling, LFS Christmas Story

Outreach

Posted on November 20, 2016

This is a true story of one woman’s experience at Lutheran Family Service. It has been our privilege to get to know Diane during the past year and we share her story with you today with identifying details changed and with her permission.   Christmas Eve fell on a Saturday in 1966. Like every other […]

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I’m Pregnant and Freaking Out!

Posted on June 21, 2016
by Audrey Winterhof

An unexpected pregnancy can turn your world upside down.  No matter what your circumstances are, it can be overwhelming and difficult to process on your own. Welcoming a baby into the world can be hard to imagine.  Maybe the timing doesn’t seem right…you’re too young, too old, money is tight, and you’re trying to handle […]

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To Hold Your Baby or Not

Posted on May 18, 2016
by Kim Laube

Once You’ve Decided to Place Your Baby for Adoption There have been several women I’ve assisted who determine not to have contact with their child once he or she is born if they have planned a semi-open or closed adoption.  Generally speaking they have two reasons for making that choice. First, and foremost, the women […]

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3 Most Common Fears of Women Considering Placing their Child for Adoption

Posted on April 21, 2016
by Kim Laube

“What will my child think of me when they are older?  Will they hate me for not being a mother to them?” I have fielded countless numbers of calls from adult adoptees who are seeking to reconnect with their birth mothers.  I act as an intermediary between the adoptee and the birth parent they are […]

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What Kind of Woman Allows Her Child to be Adopted??

Pregnancy

Posted on February 22, 2016
by Kim Laube

Selfless, insightful, courageous and hopeful are all words that come to mind as I think about the women I’ve had the honor of serving for the past ten years who placed a child for adoption.  Most of them do not see these attributes in themselves. As a matter of fact, most of them use terms […]

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