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Family Support Initiative Targets Military Families
November 4, 2010
Our nation is at war, two wars to be exact. Though most of us are concerned about the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, we do not necessarily think about them on a daily or even weekly basis...

Post-Adoption Services – Critical Need
October 29, 2010
I thought you might want to read the report issued last week by The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute regarding the need for post-adoption services.

The Lifelong Journey of Adoption: Sharing a Missing Piece
September 29, 2010
It has been six weeks since the families and I have returned from our homeland tour to Russia. One concept that came up at our first meeting with the families included a discussion of hoping to find “missing puzzle pieces” during this journey.

Early Connections
September 15, 2010
I recently celebrated my one year anniversary of working for the Center for Early Relationship Support of JF&CS, one day after my daughter’s birthday.

Back-to-School Advice for Parents
September 3, 2010
Transitioning to school in the fall, especially for young children, is an experience which is likely to be both exciting and stressful for the whole family. You might worry, “Is he ready? How will we all adjust? Will she make friends?"

The Lifelong Journey of Adoption: Broken Promises
August 30, 2010
When you meet Eleni, you cannot help but notice her warm disposition, good sense of humor, and playful manner. Surprisingly, at 16, she has experienced her share of losses, traumas, and disappointments.

The Lifelong Journey of Adoption: Do you remember?
August 23, 2010
I had the privilege of visiting a second orphanage with a family on this homeland trip to Russia. The family was interested in visiting the orphanage where their son Joseph had spent the first 16 months of his life.

The Lifelong Journey of Adoption: The Orange Ball
August 11, 2010
For each adopted person on this homeland trip to Russia, every step has been critical to putting together the pieces to puzzles - an understanding of the life they had before their adoption.

Postpartum Depression Bill Passes
August 6, 2010
I am overjoyed to announce that the “Postpartum Depression Bill,” House Bill 4859, has passed in Massachusetts. The Center for Early Relationship Support has been involved in advocating for this legislation since State Representative Ellen Story began working on this issue over two years ago.

The Lifelong Journey of Adoption: Update from Russia
August 4, 2010
Families are all now in Russia! Despite the extreme heat, the families have all come on our homeland tour through TIES with great interest and enthusiasm to learn this amazing country.

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