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Derrick and Ana Olson and their children at The Village
Ana and Derrick didn’t know how to help their toddler son when anxiety fueled his behavior. Daycare drop-off was difficult. At night, Hunter would cry and scream in panic unless Ana, who was in her third trimester, slept on the floor next to him. They didn’t know how they would...
Family Adoption
Adoption can be complicated, beautiful, challenging, rewarding, consuming, humbling, and above all, life-changing. Adoption can help fulfill a family’s dream of raising a child and another family’s dream of giving their child more. Adoption can cause uncertainty and can be painful for all as the process is built on people’s...
woman holding pregnancy test
1 in 4 American teenagers will experience pregnancy in their teenage years 1 Finding out you are pregnant or becoming a teenage father can be extremely overwhelming. You may feel confused, scared, happy or excited. All of these emotions are normal and may change many times before birth. You may...
Holiday Saving's
With major holidays fast approaching, finances might be on your mind. Figuring out how you’ll afford holiday expenses can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Creating and sticking to a holiday budget is an attainable goal that even you (someone who has maybe never budgeted before!) can accomplish...
Mom listening to daughter
You’ve noticed changes in your teenager’s sleeping or eating habits. Their energy level has dropped, and their grades are slipping. Even their personality seems different; maybe your once jovial child isn’t displaying their usual sense of humor. When parents notice warning signs like these, the first place to start is...