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Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

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The Adoption Option

For nearly 20 years, Jim and Julie Nelson of California had been a childless couple longing to share their loving embrace with a child—but just weren’t getting pregnant. The couple is currently in the process of adopting their fourth child since 2003. “These children came to us fragmented and broken; we had the opportunity to help them heal and be whole,” says Julie.

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Your Adoption Adventure

Congratulations on your decision to enrich your family through adoption! Many children of all ages and walks of life are waiting for loving parents and hoping for warm, nurturing homes.

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Wanted: A Child to Love

Wanted: A Child to Love

You think it would be easy to adopt, but it's harder than...

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Adoption Ban

Adoption Ban

Sorry, unmarrieds in Arkansas. No kids for you.

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