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Ask Nothing of the Journey

October 2006
By: Paula Smith
As executive director of a pregnancy care center that provides free layettes and infant clothing, I was delighted when I was asked if our center would like to receive gifts of handmade crocheted and knitted baby clothing for our clients' babies. I was surprised to find, however, that this offer of c...
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Searching for Home Sweet Maternity Home

April 2002
By: Paula Smith
Housing is often one of the highest needs for clients who are homeless or in dangerous living environments. However, there are many less obvious reasons a client might benefit from a maternity home setting.One of the keys to having a strong pregnancy resource center is the ability to coordinate the ...
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Reaching Out to Men

July 2001
By: Paula Smith
Brian is sitting on the floral-print sofa in your waiting room. His NASCAR sweatshirt and grease-stained jeans are a stark contrast to the tidy room with its dried-rose wreath and its watercolor painting of a mother nursing her baby.Photo by Terry WildHe nervously runs his fingers through his alread...
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Resolving Adoption Issues

April 2000
By: Anne Pierson and Paula Smith
Adoption has experienced a major setback as abortion has moved to the top of the list of solutions for unwanted pregnancies. A 1999 survey of pregnancy centers, maternity homes, and other pro-life organizations by Loving and Caring, Inc. revealed that 82% of respondents provide adoption referrals a...
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