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My Why

My Why

By: Amanda Burton When I first began working in the field- fresh, young, and green, I wore the title “adoption social worker” as a badge of honor. It was my superpower. You see, I’m an adoptee and at 19 years old, like most, I thought I had it figured out. I grew up...

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Musings on Relationships

Musings on Relationships

Written by Sarah Toomey Most of my job revolves around working with moms who are at-risk. Occasionally, however, I get the privilege of working with an Expectant/Birth Mom through the adoption process and beyond as their ‘person’. I do not come from a background of...

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It feels like Christmas

It feels like Christmas

Many of our participants in Mentoring Moms reside in a local maternal emergency shelter. It is an older home that has been repurposed to give these moms somewhere safe while they are pregnant and immediately postpartum. As a part of their stay at the shelter, they...

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Finding the Why of Mentoring Moms

Finding the Why of Mentoring Moms

By: Sarah Toomey, Mentoring Moms Coordinator We were so blessed this week to have River Valley Behavioral Health come and give us training on Trauma Informed Care and how we can build resilience in ourselves as professionals. Working with high-risk populations can...

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The Truth About the Adoption Triad

The Truth About the Adoption Triad

What you need to know about the three main parties involved in the adoption process. Morgan Bailee Boggess June 03, 2020 The adoption triad, which consists of the adoptive parents, the biological parents, and the adoptee, is pictured as a triangle with a heart around...

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They Thanked Me

They Thanked Me

I was typing away at my computer when my phone buzzed. A birth mom and I had been texting, so I wanted to check it immediately. I stared at my phone in disbelief for several minutes. Things had been a little crazy hectic and I wanted to make sure that I read this text...

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Little Investments

Little Investments

I have written the introduction for this post 10 times. Each time I think of a new thing that I need to explain for you all to understand the heart of what I have to say. I have realized, however, that I do not have to explain every detail of the idea for you to...

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March 2023

Where has the month gone?? Things have been so busy around here I have barely had time to breathe! We are doing so many exciting things with our moms, I am over-the-moon excited about what we are continuing to unfold. We now have two birth moms who are regular members...

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Donations & Reflections

Donations & Reflections

It has been a busy week at the All Blessings office! I had the pleasure of speaking with another program in Owensboro that does similar work to Mentoring Moms, though more specifically geared towards substance abuse and recovery. I believe that this branch of KY -...

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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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