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Mentoring Mothers is Up and Running!

Mentoring Mothers is Up and Running!

February 2023, Hello! I am Sarah Toomey; I joined the ABI team at the beginning of January to be the Pregnancy Resource Coordinator. One of the amazing things I get to do as a part of this job is working with the Mentoring Moms program and helping it grow into an...

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Eleanor’s Light

Eleanor’s Light

I’ve tried to find the words so many times to describe Eleanor’s birth mom, but every time I go to write I just cry. So while these words will never be enough or come close to measuring up, I want to say a few things. On the left is her hand and on the right is mine....

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Positive Discipline for Adopted Children – Part 2

Positive Discipline for Adopted Children – Part 2

All behavior is communication. Beginning as infants we cried when we were hungry, tired or soiled thus communicating to our caregivers that we had a need. Children have three primary goals:  They want to feel a sense of connection, a sense of belonging and a sense that they are capable.

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Positive Discipline for Adopted Children – Part 1

Positive Discipline for Adopted Children – Part 1

Positive discipline in the adoption world focuses on the development of trust, felt-safety and connection. This occurs by nurturing through relationship, meeting children’s needs and providing a consistent stable environment. This three part series will give an overview of positive discipline basics that will assist parents with getting the best from their children.

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Meet Breanna, A Mother’s Walk

Meet Breanna, A Mother’s Walk

As a follow up to our Birth Mother’s Day blog post, we introduce you to Breanna, one of our birth mothers who chose an open adoption for her daughter in 2017: “I found ABI at 3 a.m. after making the hardest decision of my life. I was an emotional wreck and was living...

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ABI Celebrates National Birth Mother’s Day

ABI Celebrates National Birth Mother’s Day

Saturday, May 8, 2021 was Birth Mother’s Day.  It’s a day unrecognized by many outside the adoption community. Sadly, this is the case for much of the birth mother journey – little recognition, regard or understanding by society in general.  While our society has come...

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The ABCs and 123s of International and Domestic Adoption

The ABCs and 123s of International and Domestic Adoption

The ABC's and 123's of International and Domestic Adoption Entering the exciting world of international or domestic adoption, one quickly realizes that there are acronyms for virtually everything. It is impossible to follow along or anticipate the next steps in the...

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Welcome to Our New Blog

Welcome to Our New Blog

Welcome to Our New Blog! All Blessings was founded in 2002 with a simple goal in mind: to build families. Of course, our work is much more complicated than that.  We work with biological families and adoptive families both in the United States and abroad. It is our...

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