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Hopeful Beginnings of St. Mary’s Services was established in 1887, with the vision of providing every child a good home. We continue this mission with adoption services and maternity counseling services.

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The Holiday Shuffle

We’ve all been there. The topic of holidays can be anxiety provoking. Balancing in-laws and food preferences can bring on a headache just thinking about it. Whether you are trying to strike the perfect balance with your partner or the other co-parent in your life, tensions can get high. Before you reach for…

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Adoption

National Adoption Month   November is dedicated in the state of Illinois to build awareness of adoption, but are you aware of the different ways that adoption can have an impact? As a trans-racial Hispanic international adoptee, I have been pretty open about my adoption, especially having two obviously white parents. There is…

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Moms using Doctor Google

Doctor Google We’ve all been there as mothers. We find a small spot on our baby’s body or we question their gross motor development and off we go! To Doctor Google. We search and spend sometimes hours combing research articles that we barely understand (at least I don’t) and scrolling through mom forums…

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