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Adoption Story: Birth Parent Relationships with Brock and Kate

Brock and Kate adopted their son with the help of Good Shepherd and have an open adoption. Why is it important to tell your child his or her adoption story from the beginning?  You want to be able to tell them later on that they know these people – they’ve […]

Adoption Team Profile: Director of Resource Development Deva Blackman

Deva has been with Good Shepherd since 2002 and serves 150 foster homes. Her hobbies include traveling, cooking, playing board games, and completing DIY projects around the house. Why did you choose to do this work?  I chose this line of work because I like knowing that I’m making a […]

Adoption Team Profile: Adoption Specialist Christina Robb

Christina licenses and supports foster parents, relatives’ homes, and adoptive families within the Good Shepherd foster care program.  She also work as an adoption specialist and recruits adoptive homes for children who haven’t been matched with a family. She and her husband spend most of their time keeping up with […]

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 […]