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April 14, 2022

Easter: The Light that Follows Darkness

Happy Holy Week! I am joyful this morning as I desperately try to wrap up my “to do” list before the holiday weekend. (I am sure you all can relate). Photos recently popped up on my phone that showed memories of the last two years of Easter. The COVID Easters! […]

April 12, 2022

Steven and Liz’s Adoption Journey

Tell me a little bit of your family’s story of adopting your two sons. Good Shepherd facilitated two adoptions for our family. The first came several months after we finished submitting all our adoption paperwork to our Good Shepherd adoption specialist.  For our oldest child, we were considered and connected […]

April 4, 2022

An Adoption Plan Filled With Hope and Love

Is this a thought you’ve had?    “I can’t consider adoption – that feels like abandonment, like giving my baby away.”   Finding yourself in an unplanned pregnancy can feel very out of control. Without accurate information on what adoption looks like today, the option of adoption can feel scary […]

April 4, 2022

The New Parent Job Description

Are these thoughts you’ve had?    ​“Caring for my baby will give me purpose and connection – someone to love and someone who will love me – fulfillment in ways I haven’t experienced before.”   Parenting comes with joys as well as eighteen years of responsibility. Sometimes it’s easier just […]