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Justin & Carly

Justin and Carly are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!

Hello, we are Justin, Carly, and Lillian and we thank you for taking the time to learn more about our family. We hope to have the chance to get to know you better as well. We are so excited to be adopting and bringing another child into our family! We hope our story will help you in making your choice. We believe in open adoptions and the importance of having and maintaining an open relationship. The more people who care and love the child will help in guiding them throughout their life.

Please know that no matter what you choose, we wish you and your child all the best. We hope this book gives you a glimpse about our family. To help you see how much love we have and share for each other, our family, and our future child. We look forward to meeting you.

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Anxiety Disorders, Symptoms & More

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. An estimated 40 million adults in the U.S., or 18%, have an anxiety disorder. Approximately 8% of children and teenagers experience the negative impact of an anxiety disorder at school and at home. Most people develop symptoms of anxiety disorders before age 21 and women are 60% more likely to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder than men.

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Depression, Symptoms & More

Just like with any mental health condition, people with depression or who are going through a depressive episode (also known as major or clinical depression) experience symptoms differently. But for most people, depression changes how they function day-to-day.

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We Need YOUR Help for National Adoption Month!

Every year, we get excited for November because it’s National Adoption Month — a month devoted to advocating for children who are waiting for permanent, loving families, and raising awareness about the continuing need for and issues surrounding adoption! We also take this month to celebrate adoption — showing how many people are connected to adoption in some way.

This year, we need YOUR help!

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Congratulations, Empowered Moms!

Congratulations to the amazing women in our Empowering Women, Strengthening Families program! We held a luncheon to celebrate their recent accomplishments. 

The Empowering Women, Strengthening Families (EWSF) program exists to empower mothers to independently care for their children through housing support, medical care, educational scholarships and much more. Continue reading

7 Myths About Making An Adoption Plan for Your Baby

There’s a lot of misinformation out there, and if you’re pregnant and considering adoption for your baby, you may not know what to believe. Adoption has changed a lot over the years, and we want you to know the present-day facts. Here are the top seven myths we’ve encountered about domestic adoption.

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Julius & Mary

Julius and Mary are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!


We want you to know that we think you are awesome! You are facing a monumental decision; and while we cannot possibly understand how difficult it must be, we also know it is a decision powered by love and care. 

Our family is, likewise, fueled by deep compassion. We have always wanted to be parents, and adoption was always in our hearts, as many of our close relatives were adopted as infants.

If you choose us to raise your child, we want you to know that we will love them unconditionally, encourage them follow their passions, and help equip them to make the world a better place. 

No matter the path you choose, it is our hope that you are surrounded by love and support.

Julius & Mary

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