WNC retains abortion access through Planned Parenthood’s Asheville Health Center, the region’s sole provider of the procedure. What is less clear, at least at this moment, is how restrictions on abortion will impact the area’s child welfare system.
“The ‘little man’ from Assisi found a way that did not provoke anger, hostility and division. Can we? Blessed are the peacemakers. Is there a place where anger and compassion meet?”
Nearly 11,700 children are in foster care in North Carolina. Eliada Homes, which has long placed and supported children in foster families, recently added adoption services to its offerings, hoping to encourage more parents to consider fostering to adopt.
August is National Breast-feeding Month, and Asheville abounds with breast-feeding services for new and expectant mothers. Kimberly Rush, an Asheville lactation consultant, mentions some of the many resources: “We have La Leche League, breast-feeding support groups and many other ways to support and provide information.” Cheryl Orengo, director and educator at Start from Seed, notes that Mission […]
“As a mom, I now know firsthand that adoption is amazing, overwhelming — and definitely possible.”
Council members may get home at a reasonable hour after their regular formal meeting on Oct. 27. No public hearings are scheduled, and the list of presentations and business items is short. Those interested in the resumption of council’s deliberations on changes to the Homestay ordinance will want to mark their calendars for the next […]
The phrase her mother used to describe adoption was “unwanted children,” but as a young Erica Jourdan listened to the explanation on the staircase of her childhood home in Rhode Island, she knew how she would become a mother one day. “In my little 8-year-old head, I said 'I want to adopt,' and it just […]