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St. Mary’s Services provides maternity counseling and teen parenting education through our Helpful Beginnings program, as well as guidance and support for families seeking adoption.

Here, you can receive free services and options counseling, a place where you can ask hard questions without enduring embarrassment or judgment. We are here to support you through the challenging situations and the tough questions, allowing you to ultimately make the best decision for you.
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St. Mary’s Services were founded by the Episcopal Sisters of St. Mary.

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St. Mary’s provides free counseling services to families in need.

Counselors at St. Mary’s also listened to my parents’ concerns and helped them understand what I was going through. That helped my family come together during a tough time.

Birth Mother Story

Meg

I found out I was pregnant in December 2006. I did not know what I had gotten myself into at that point. All I remember is I was scared and didn’t know where to turn. I knew I had options and that I had to consider the circumstances surrounding my pregnancy. I was...

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Gosia & Lukasz

We really appreciate you taking the time to get to know us better. We hope that we could be a good match to be a forever family for your child. It is rather a difficult task to describe who we really are in few paragraphs and photos, but we will try to do...

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Mike & Marisol

Dear Birthparent(s), A simple hello seems far too subdued A warm hug would, instead, be our preferred greeting for you We offer our thanks for including us on your journey Your hopes and dreams are two of many things we look forward to learning Your heart may be filled with worry and concern...

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danielle

I'm not giving my baby up for adoption I'm giving them a better life.

Birth Mother Story

Danielle

My son’s dad had passed away before I even knew that I was pregnant. And that was really hard on me. You can’t raise a baby just on love, it’s more than that. I wanted him to have the best life possible.

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Martha

Hello! My name is Martha, a person with a big heart and open, loving arms. I have struggled on how to convey my thoughts of your courage in your loving decision. I do not have the slightest idea of what you may be going through and can only think to try and soothe...

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Appeal for Support

  St. Mary's Services Annual Appeal   December 14, 2018   Dear Friend,   The Sisters of St. Mary’s opened up their Home for Children...

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#GivingTuesday is today!

#GivingTuesday is November 27, 2018   #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving.  Empowered through social media, #GivingTuesday is a way to give back and...

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St. Theresa School Annual Thanksgiving Prayer and Service Walk

St. Mary's Services is happy to be supported by the local Palatine school, St. Theresa School.  On November 16, 2018 the students of St. Theresa...

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