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St. Mary’s Services provides maternity counseling and teen parenting education, 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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Our services bring together birth mothers and adoptive families.

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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


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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Meet Our Placed Families

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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Meet Out Families Awaiting Adoption


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

Birth Mother Story


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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St Mary’s Services Events

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Gifts Inspired By Love

The adoptive children of St. Mary’s Services created beautiful art that has been turned into Note Card sets and Notepads. Show your love of St. Mary’s Services and those children and families we serve by purchasing your set today!

St. Mary’s Gifts

A Time to Shine... St. Mary's Children's Fashion Show

Saturday, April 13, 2019

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

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Winter Newsletter

Our latest Newsletter is out!  Click below to read about the latest news and upcoming events at St. Mary's. Winter 2018_2019

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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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