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July 25, 2018

Adoption coordinator, ‘God’s hand’ touches lives

Originally published by the St. Louis Review By Joseph Kenny | jkenny@archstl.org | twitter: @josephkenny2 Mary Ann Hoeynck worked as the adoption coordinator for Good Shepherd Children and Family Services and is retiring after 40 years of service to the Catholic Charities agencies that combined to form Good Shepherd. Her […]

March 22, 2018

True Life Stories: Baby Henry’s Adoption

Congratulations Mark, Maria, and baby Henry! Mark and Maria came to Good Shepherd’s Infant Adoption program and baby Henry was placed with them soon after his birth. As we do with most adoptive families, we held Henry’s placement ceremony in our Ave Maria chapel shortly after he had been placed. […]

February 8, 2018

A “Super” Foster Care Adoption

  Congratulations to mom Tonya and her son, Thomas! Thomas was adopted from foster care and his adoption was finalized on January 31st. After Thomas was adopted, Tonya sent along this note to his foster care team: I do not know where to begin but I wanted to personally thank […]

November 22, 2017

Board Member helps agency that aided him at his birth, adoption

By Joseph Kenny | jkenny@archstl.org | twitter: @josephkenny2 Fifty years ago, Marty Tobben’s biological mother placed him for adoption with Villa Maria, then an agency of Catholic Charities. He grew up in a loving household with his adoptive parents, Bob and Mary Tobben of Washington and two siblings. Now he’s […]