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Vienna Elementary School supports moms and newborns

When members of the student council at Vienna Elementary School in Pfafftown, NC, wanted to work on a project that would help others, they decided to help new moms and babies by participating in the Community Baby Shower, hosted by FOX8 and A Cleaner World. The idea was very popular among the student body that quickly collected enough items [...]

Hague Accreditation certifies program for international adoption support

Family Services Inc. has achieved Hague Accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA) as authorized by the U.S. Department of State. Family Services President and CEO Bob Feikema received official notification on December 18, 2015. “We are delighted and proud that our program has earned Hague Accreditation from the Council on Accreditation. This highest level [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:44-04:00February 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Updates|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Foster moms identify the needs of new babies and new parents

Family Services foster mom Amy Sharp has cared for 60 babies who have lived their first hours, days, and sometimes months in the gap of transition to a forever home with their birth mother or an adopting family. Over 30 years, with time off to care for her own children including two adopted daughters, Sharp has [...]

By |2016-02-25T14:27:31-05:00January 30th, 2016|Categories: In the News, Updates|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Former Family Services Director Sarah Austin Dies at 88

Sarah Austin Sarah Young Austin — the former head of Family Services  who improved the lives of hundreds of families, battered women, and poor children over a decades-long career — died Thursday at age 88. Austin, who joined Family Services in 1951 before retiring as president in 1994, worked with pregnant unmarried women, helping [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:45-04:00March 8th, 2015|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , |0 Comments