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Five Ways to Bond With Your Adopted Child

Five Ways to Bond With Your Adopted Child

Adopting a child will be one of the most significant changes you will experience in your life. Not only are you welcoming an adopted child into your home, but you are also providing a child with a loving, stable environment they may otherwise have not had.  You may be...

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Five Things To Consider Before Adoption

Five Things To Consider Before Adoption

Adoption is one of the most precious gifts life has to offer. If you are considering adoption, just know that adopting a child will be one of the most significant life changes you will experience. Not only are you welcoming someone new into your home, but you are also...

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I Want To Be A Foster Parent, What Do I Do?

I Want To Be A Foster Parent, What Do I Do?

Congratulations! You have decided that you want to make a big difference in a child's life by fostering. But, there is a lot more to it than just saying “yes.” You may be wondering, “What do I do now?” or “How can I get started?” At Burlington, we know that fostering...

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4 Signs Your Child May Need Mental Help

4 Signs Your Child May Need Mental Help

Being a parent, your children are your entire life and livelihood. The last thing you want to ever do is to watch your child suffer. Of children aged 3-17, over 16 million have been diagnosed with ADHD, behavioral problems, anxiety or depression in the United States....

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What To Expect When Fostering A Child

What To Expect When Fostering A Child

Congratulations, you have taken the first step in possibly shaping a child’s life by fostering by fostering! According to a June 2021 Legislative Foster Care Report from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), over 6,900 children are in West...

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Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

A substance use disorder (SUD) is a highly complex condition that can affect virtually anyone. According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, of Americans aged 12 years and older, 31.9 million are current illegal drug users. Someone who has used an...

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4 Signs You May Have an Addiction

4 Signs You May Have an Addiction

Addiction is a highly complex condition that can affect virtually anyone. In the United States alone, approximately 21 million people suffer from at least one addiction every year. Unfortunately, of those 21 million people, only 10 percent receive help and treatment....

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How to Prepare for the Adoption Process

How to Prepare for the Adoption Process

Adopting a child will be one of the most significant changes you will ever experience. Not only are you welcoming someone new into your home, you are also providing a child with a loving, stable home they may otherwise have not had. And although your heart and soul...

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3 Signs You May Need Pregnancy Assistance

3 Signs You May Need Pregnancy Assistance

The phrase 'it takes a village' can be applied to more than just raising a child. For example, it can take a village to prepare for the baby during pregnancy. During pregnancy, the baby's health and safety should be a priority. However, sometimes, an expecting mother...

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Trauma Care for a Child

Trauma Care for a Child

In a perfect world, children live happy, safe lives, free from the long-lasting effects of traumatic events. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that children around us experience trauma each day. For example, according to a 2018 report from the Adverse Childhood...

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3 Reasons Why You Should Foster A Child

3 Reasons Why You Should Foster A Child

There are over 6,900 children in West Virginia’s foster care system, according to a June 2021 Legislative Foster Care Report from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). Sadly, this staggering number mainly results from the ongoing opioid...

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Welcome to Burlington United Methodist Family Services, Inc.

Welcome to Burlington United Methodist Family Services, Inc.

“For I know what I have planned for you,” says the Lord. “I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope.” — Jeremiah 29:11 Since 1913, Burlington United Methodist Family Services, Inc. has dedicated itself to changing...

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