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How Adoption Support Centers Help Birth Mothers

Giving a baby up for adoption is always a difficult decision for birth mothers. Even if they’re interested in becoming parents, some mothers are unable to hang onto their children for a variety of complex reasons. When considering adoption, it’s in an expectant mother’s best interest to visit an adoption support center. The social welfare service will help you facilitate on the process.

Mothers needing to put a baby up for adoption can receive considerable assistance from the concerned government agency. The knowledgeable counselors found at these centers can provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision with regard to adoption. Furthermore, adoption support centers help put expectant mothers in touch with couples who are interested in adoption. This ensures that you have a direct say in where your child ends up after he or she is born. Additionally, these facilities have counselors available to answer any questions you may have.

It takes considerable courage and emotional fortitude to give a child up for adoption. Not surprisingly, expectant mothers who lack the means to care for their children require a great deal of support throughout the adoption process. Fortunately, this support can be found at a well-funded adoption support center.

Myths and Realities in Disaster Situations

Sharing an informative snippets from the World Health Organization about Emergency Humanitarian Assistance (myth versus reality). This was originally shared and posted from my other blog – www.mumkhal.com.

Myth # 1:

Foreign medical volunteers with any kind of medical background are needed.

Reality:

The local almost always covers immediate lifesaving needs. Only medical personnel with skills that are not available in the affected country may be needed.

Myth # 2:

Any kind of international assistance is needed and it’s needed now!

Reality:

A hasty response that is not based on an impartial evaluation only contributes to the chaos. It is better to wait until genuine needs have been assessed.

Myth # 3:

Epidemics and plagues are inevitable after every disaster.

Reality:

Epidemics do no spontaneously occur after a disaster and dead bodies will not lead to catastrophic outbreaks of exotic diseases. The key to preventing disease is to improve sanitary conditions and educate the public.

Myth # 4:

Disasters bring out the worst in human behaviour.

Reality:

Although isolated cases of antisocial behaviour exists, the majority of people respond spontaneously and generously.

Myth # 5:

The affected population is too shocked and helpless to take responsibility for their own survival.

Reality:

On the contrary, many find new strength during an emergency, as evidenced by the thousands of volunteers who flock to the disaster site, looking for ways to help.

Myth # 6:

Disasters are random killers.

Reality:

Disasters strike hardest at the most vulnerable group, the poor – especially women, children and the elderly.

Myth # 7:

Locating disaster victims in temporary settlement is the best alternative.

Reality:

It should be the last alternative. Many agencies use funds normally spent for tents to purchase building materials, tools, and other construction-related support in the affected country.

Myth # 8:

Things are back to normal within a few weeks.

Reality:

The effects of a disaster last a long time. Disaster-affected countries deplete much of their financial and material resources in the immediate post-impact phase. Successful relief programs gear their operations to the fact that international interest wanes as needs and shortages become more pressing.

Source: Emergency Humanitarian Assistance, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific. Action, Preparedness, Collaboration Fact Sheets. Manila: WHO-WPRO. 2005.

The Reality of Owning a Horse

Your child has always wanted to own a horse. You want to improve your riding. You want to get into show, companionship, and more. Whatever your reason for owning a horse, it’s important to know the reality of owning one (or more) of these majestic animals.

Insurance

It’s a good idea to obtain horse insurance. You can obtain a policy for your course to protect against horse-related accidents as well as their mortality. It will make it easier for you to get your horse the care that it needs throughout the year. Additionally, if your horse dies, you may be able to protect your investment with the right policy.

Care

Horses need a significant amount of care. You will need to decide where your horse is going to live. Many people choose to place horses into stables where the horses are cared for. You can, then, go riding at that location. Wherever you decide, you need to make sure that the horses have plenty of room to run and are going to get the care that they need.

Feeding

Horses eat a lot, especially as they’re young and growing. You want to make sure that you’re feeding them nutritional grains so that they remain healthy. This needs to be added to your budget. You also have to decide who is going to be responsible for feeding the horse on a daily basis, whether it’s you or a person within the stables.

Ultimately, owning a horse can be exciting. They provide a significant amount of companionship. With an insurance policy and the right level of care, your horse can be around for many years to come. You simply want to know what’s involved with owning a horse before you make the decision to buy one.