Monday, August 23, 2010

How You Made a Difference

Often times donors wonder if their donation makes a difference.  Today Hope Cottage would like to share the story of a client you helped.  None of the assistance given would have been possible without your support - THANK YOU!

Cheryl was four months pregnant when she first knocked on the door of Hope Cottage. Not only was she attending school to become a medical assistant, but she was struggling to care for her two other children, ages 16 months and five years. The birth father and his family would not offer any assistance or support with this pregnancy. Cheryl knew this child deserved better.

Cheryl turned to Hope Cottage for assistance in making an adoption plan for this child and because you made a gift to Hope Cottage, Cheryl received the many hours of counseling and support she needed to formulate that plan. Cheryl’s school uniform scrubs became so tight she could not breathe. Because you made a gift to Hope Cottage, Cheryl could stay in school by purchasing the larger size scrubs she needed. Without the school uniforms, Cheryl would have had to drop out of school. Because you made a gift to Hope Cottage, she was able to complete her semester before taking a maternity leave.

Cheryl placed her child for adoption. Because you made a gift to Hope Cottage, Cheryl and the adoptive family have access to the counseling they need to construct and maintain a wonderful, open adoptive relationship.

On behalf of Cheryl, her children and the many other pregnant women, children and families served by Hope Cottage – THANK YOU!
Hope Cottage is the oldest nonprofit, nonsectarian adoption agency in Dallas. Since 1918, Hope Cottage has been nurturing and building families through education, counseling and adoption services.

If you have questions about adoption, please call Hope Cottage at 214.526.8721.

If you are a woman facing a crises pregnancy and would like to talk to someone about adoption, please call Hope Cottage at 1.800.944.4464 or 214.404.4546.

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