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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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PostPartum Depression

Women hope and pray for a safe pregnancy. Discovering their pregnancy is affected by postpartum depression is devastating. However, postpartum depression can be treated through counseling. We at Hopeful Beginnings provide free counseling from qualified counselors for women experiencing postpartum depression. With time and treatment, recovery is possible Have you been feeling empty,…

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Anxiety during and after pregnancy

Is it normal to have anxiety?   We all experience some type of anxiety in our everyday life. We can feel anxious about making difficult decisions, doing a presentation, or dealing with financial issues. Anxiety is a feeling of worry or uneasiness due to stressful situations. Many women can experience anxiety during and…

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Children and Divorce

Why do children feel that a divorce means they did something wrong? Emotions can be extremely overpowering as an adult, for children they are drastically heightened. Divorce is a stressful and emotional experience for not only the adult but more so for the children. Children have a difficult time processing the situation due…

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Why you shouldn’t spank your child

As a parent, the first response to a child acting up is discipline. Due to generational patterns and behaviors, many of us learned that spanking was the first and foremost form of discipline. According to Robert Sege and Benjamin Siegel (2018), there is a strong correlation between corporal punishment being linked to and…

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November: Adoption Awareness Month

November: Adoption Awareness Month   Around 140,000 children are adopted by American families each year, and around 62% of babies in domestic infant adoptions were placed with their adoptive families within a month of birth (Adoption Network, 2013). This is quite a large number, but many people do not understand what exactly adoption…

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Should you trust a babysitter to watch your child?

  Parents might be occupied with different responsibilities throughout the week. They might rely on family members and friends to watch their kids while they are occupied. Some parents might seek a babysitter to help them feel a little less stressed with everything that they have going on. Things to consider · Preferences:…

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Ways to deal with Anxiety During Pregnancy

Ways to deal with Anxiety During Pregnancy When women are pregnant, they go through a lot of changes. These changes can be physically and mentally. These changes can be challenging for women. Often times, it can create a sense of anxiety. Many mothers can feel lost or confused because they might not know…

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