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Taking the Call: Our Adoption Story
November 30, 2018
JF&CS Adoption Resources clients Michael and Lisa share their adoption story.

Back-to-School Considerations or Ideas for Parents
September 6, 2018
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?"

It Felt Like We Had All Adopted Her Together
August 10, 2018
"We had considered adoption but were too nervous to pursue it until I met Anne Woodfork, head of Adoption Services at Jewish Family Services (JFS) North Shore."

Family Separation
June 29, 2018
In the recent weeks and days, we have had to bear witness to the forced separation of children from parents crossing the US-Mexico border. CERS feels the responsibility to speak up about the serious negative health consequences that this practice has on children.

I’ve Found My Place at JF&CS
May 15, 2018
Angela started her journey as a JF&CS volunteer about four years ago as a Visiting Mom. “I’ve always been someone who likes to contribute and give back.”

Mother's Day Isn't Just About The Roses
May 10, 2018
This year on Mother’s Day, let’s try to be sensitive to others. Let’s find a moment to be grateful for the special, supportive people in our lives, even if they’re not our moms.

Coming Together to Help our Neighbors
May 3, 2018
JF&CS hopes to reduce the disparity in access to services that exists among Waltham's Latino immigrant community. This is being accomplished through the Family Resilience Network of Waltham (FRNOW).

Visiting Moms Visits Dnepropetrovsk
February 20, 2018
What if, in addition to the stresses of being a new mother, you live in a climate of political unrest? What if you are a new mother who lives in Dnepropetrovsk (“Dnep”), Ukraine who needs maternal support and empathetic listening?

My Journey to Motherhood
January 9, 2018
My name is Kate Rooney and I am a recent graduate of Jewish Family & Children’s Service Healthy Families program. I would like to share my story with you, in the form of snapshot moments over the past four years.

Adoption Resources Receives Grant from Krupp Family Foundation for LGBTQ Equality Project
December 28, 2017
Adoption Resources plans to mitigate the financial burden and financial risk of adoption for LGBTQ families, boost the program’s capacity to provide LGBTQ-inclusive services, and provide support to LGBTQ adoptive families through community outreach and education programming.

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