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Back to the Birthright Mission

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At my first training session a speaker called our Birthright House “holy ground.” Spiritually that describes the feelings I have about the Birthright mission. When we listen—just listen—to a person who is ...

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Alliance for Life Missouri is ‘Family Strong’

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Family Strong is a support campaign hosted by Alliance for Life Missouri that directly benefits our affiliate Pregnancy Help Organizations across the state. Pregnancy Help Organizations include pregnancy centers, maternity homes and ...

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Missouri Right to Life – Western Region sharing a message of life

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Missouri Right to Life, founded in 1974 as a response to the outcry over the legalization of abortion, is a National Right to Life affiliate and our state’s oldest and largest grass-roots ...

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Advice and Aid: Sharing hope, life and forgiveness

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The Spring of 2020 forced “the normal” for all of us to change drastically through the impact of COVID-19. For us at Advice and Aid, concern for both our loved ones and ...

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Christian Family Services: Continuing to Serve in 2020

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2020 has brought many changes to all of our lives, but one thing remains the same. Christian Family Services (CFS) exists to be the hands and feet of Jesus in service to ...

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U.S. Supreme Court says it will hear same-sex adoption case

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case that could determine if, because of their religious beliefs, faith-based adoption agencies can decline to place children in same-sex homes. The ...

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear case involving adoptions to same-sex couples

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The U.S. Supreme Court this week agreed to hear a case that could determine if faith-based adoption agencies can decline to place children in same-sex homes because of the agency’s religious beliefs. ...

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Trump will appear in person at National March for Life on Friday

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President Donald Trump will become the first president to address in person the annual March for Life in Washington D.C.  The announcement came Thursday evening and was quickly praised by pro-life groups ...

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Jamie Grace: If every church fostered 1 child ‘there’d be no more waiting children’

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Christian singer Jamie Grace stars in the new PureFlix TV series “The Beverlys,” and while the inspirational show aims to impact young people, the singer hopes it will also encourage families to ...

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Senators Roy Blunt and Amy Klobuchar take lead in promoting adoption in Congress

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Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) may be on different sides of the political aisle, but they agree on the importance of promoting adoption. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed their bipartisan ...

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Some Missouri foster children may need mental health services, expert testifies

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Many churches in the Kansas City area have established programs to help families become foster parents. The need is great, with nearly 14,000 children in the state’s foster care system. Some of ...

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Proposed Trump administration rule would overturn Obama restrictions on adoption and foster agencies

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Adoption and foster care agencies that receive federal funding would be able to refuse to serve people based on religion, sexual orientation and gender identity under a new rule proposed by the ...

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Missouri representative hopes to make it easier to become foster parents by speeding up training

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Nearly 14,000 children currently are in the Missouri foster care system. Finding and training foster parents willing to give them loving homes seems to be a never-ending challenge. State Rep. Hannah Kelly, ...

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Parkville Women’s Clinic provides hope

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Miriam came to the clinic worried that she might be pregnant. Miriam is from India and in her culture, she would be shunned for being pregnant out of wedlock. Her test was ...

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Christian Family Services: An adoption agency to be trusted

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“Trustworthy: able to be relied on to do or provide what is needed or right, dependable, reliable.” For over 35 years CFS has been that trustworthy resource for both birth and adoptive ...

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As some businesses rush to support abortion, Wendy’s raises funds for adoption

Planned Parenthood frequently purports to be about “choice,” but only if the choice involves abortion. Although in 2018, just .03% of their services included adoption referrals (and even this must be questioned, as the ...

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Under GOP plan future Social Security could be tapped for family leave

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Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) want parents of newborn or adopted children to be able to use their future Social Security benefits now to pay for up to three ...

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Advocates: Black kids are more likely to land in foster care, just one thing that needs fixing

African-American children are much more likely to land in the Kansas foster care system than white children. A report from Strengthen Families Rebuild Hope, a coalition of organizations and people who have ...

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‘He found us:’ TV host shares her long journey to have children

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I always knew I would adopt. As a kid I watched “The Josephine Baker Story” on television and the fact that she adopted 12 children made a big impression on me. It ...

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My name is Megan. This is my story of finding help and hope

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Being nineteen, I thought, “it wouldn’t happen to me.” Well it did. I got pregnant and became a single mother as soon as we found out. Living in my mom’s basement, I ...

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125,000 kids looking for adoptive parents

A major adoption organization is calling attention to the ever increasing need for parents to step forward and bring some love to kids who need a family. President Trump has issued a ...

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Area courts filled with kids getting new families today!

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Hundreds of Missouri and Kansas children will find their “forever homes” today and over the weekend as courts are filled with families taking a new member into their homes. Saturday is National ...

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New Kansas governor targeting religious adoption agencies

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The incoming governor of Kansas is looking for a way to avoid enforcing a religious freedom law protecting adoption agencies that place children only in homes with a mother and a father. ...

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If Not For Grace Ministries: Unconditional love

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What do you want to be when you grow up? As a young girl, I knew I wanted to be like my own mother – a good wife and mom. We had ...

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