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The Profession of Social Work

What image do you conjure when you hear someone is a social worker? Do you envision a soft person with bottomless patience and a strong ethical core? Someone who works long hours showing tenderness and concern? You’d be right if you thought all those things; social workers are part of […]

The Gifts of Sacrifice During Lent: We See it in our Work to Serve Adoptive, Foster Care, and Families in Need

The Lenten Season began this week, and most of us feel like the last year has already been 40 days in the desert. We’ve lost so much – time with people we love, hobbies we enjoy, community gatherings like church services and sporting events – that it’s hard to imagine […]

The Idea of Family

I’m at the end of my first week as executive director of Good Shepherd and it’s felt like the first day of school after a long summer away from my pals. I began my career here in 2005 and served as a case manager, therapist, and finally as director of […]

Angels All Around Us: Collin, Bailey, and Parker

Collin and Bailey knew they were going to be together from their first date – “He couldn’t get rid of me if he tried,” says Bailey – and talked about their plans to have babies almost immediately. That plan always included adoption because they wanted to share the love of […]