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March 7, 2019

True Life Stories: Christopher’s Adoption

Today we are happy to share a story of a beautiful and inspiring foster care adoption story, one that was many years in the making. You may remember a little boy, Christopher, from features on our website, social media, and KDSK’s “A Place to Call Home”. Christopher, along with his […]

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 […]