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Words birthmoms and adoptive moms love and fear.

|Adoption Perspectives Series| Birthmom: When I met my son’s adoptive mom, I loved her energy. She made me feel at ease despite all the emotions I was feeling. Adoptive Mom: When I met my son’s birthmom, I loved her big heart. The love she had for our son touched every […]

January 24, 2021

A New Day

I settled into my pew last weekend for the Respect Life Mass at the Cathedral Basilica and looked around. The grand building never fails to inspire, and I was struck by both how badly I have missed the in-person connection with my faith family and how meaningful it was to […]

A Leader in Treatment Foster Care, A Shepherd for Youth

Sometimes she can reach a foster care youth with one of her famous twelve-layer chocolate desserts. Sometimes she’ll get a smile when they see a house decorated for the holidays. And sometimes she will make that connection with a young person by simply turning on a funny movie at the […]

December 26, 2019

Good Shepherd Staff: Meet Bridget!

Meet the newest member of the Resource Development team, Bridget Kastner. Bridget has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She feels that her education helped to prepare her to work with people from all walks of life. Bridget has used her education […]