May 10, 2007 at 12:48 am (Uncategorized)

It also helped us raise $10,000 towards our birthparent outreach, so we are now 1/5 of the way to our goal of $50,000. Thank you to everyone who donated. It was a wonderful response, and we are looking forward to the expansion of our outreach program to birthparents and adoption services providers.

What exactly is birthparent outreach??

development of more specifically targeted internet advertising; and a complete re-evaluation of where, why, and toward whom we are focusing our advertising and marketing dollars.

Ok I think I get it now. So here are some suggestions on how to use that money more wisely. How about you have some support groups for first parents instead of the ones currently available for just APs? How about you actually provide some of that life time professional counseling you advertise. I mean real counseling instead of the 10 minute long distance phone call.

Another novel idea, why don’t you put some of that money into a factual information package for parents considering adoption. That would be swell!



  1. bdad said,

    It sounds like – give us money so we can do a study to find more babies to put up for adoption.

    The thought of organizing support groups for first parents and providing lifetime counseling is such a simple, basic concept. You are right about the honesty, at least they could tell you that you will live with the decision/action for the rest of your life and your not going to just walk away from it.

    They gave me 10 minutes of small talk in a restaurant, a coke and the papers to sign. But they did say I was a nice boy and have a good life.

    I will say that when I called them back 32 years later they didn’t blow me off and they did apologize for the way things were done. I would be curious to actually see how Catholic Charities actually handles adoptions today.

  2. aislin13 said,

    My one and only pre birth meeting was in a Taco Bell. I got a Pepsi. Oh but wait I paid for it. Hmmmmm I was only good enough for a Taco Bell. Now that I see it in words I feel a bit sick. I was so well informed by them. Boggles the mind

  3. mama2roo said,

    argh, do you think they just spend that $10,000 per year on cokes for potential birth parents?? That’s a lot of outreach!!

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