Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Hello everyone
Well, there seems to be a lot going on over the last few weeks. Melanie was able to reserve a room in the Heartland Church for a young mother's group on Thursdays. Melanie and Mellissa and Melissa are enthusiastically setting it up. The Goderich group (I hear) is going fantastically!!
We have brochures being printed. They look great.
I have gone to the desk of Clinton News Record a total of 6 times, and they will not see me. So, I have contacted the Focus and they will probably do an article after March 28. He is really interested, just needs to find the time. (thanks Melanie)
The fetal doppler came in and Linda was able to find her own pulse, so it must work. (lol)
Beginnings in Woodstock has been able to find a supplier for our baby bottles, we will probably get around 400 bottles.---they need 600 new ones and the company wanted a total of 1000 ordered to give a discounted price. As well, they have agreed to free shipping, which saves hundreds of dollars!! They should arrive in about 2-3 weeks. I will keep you informed.
God has greatly blessed Room2Grow and it is a pleasure to be in this mission with all of you!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Change of venue

Hello everyone
Ashley Frank from Birthmothers of Canada is looking forward to coming here on March 31 from 1-3 p.m. It will be an interesting session to try to understand the birthmother and birth grandmother's perspective of having an adoption plan. I encourage you all to look at their website. It is
Melanie Siebert has generously offered her home to hold this seminar. It will have more room and (I'm sure) more comfortable chairs. Melanie lives at 78 Rattenbury Street. Coming from Londesborough, you would turn right at Bartliff's and she lives about one and a half blocks on the left hand side. A big yellow brick victorian house. (As you can probably gather, I am very poor at knowing west from north from east)
Thank you Melanie. Hope to see many of you there!
Linda R

Friday, March 4, 2011

Birthmother support

Hello everyone
We have talked and trained about post abortion, parenting and open adoption. There is another topic (that I have heard whispers about) that should be addressed as well. That is --- birthmother's support. We cannot expect the birthmother to 'just get over it', even with an open adoption.
I have set up a training seminar for March 31 at 1:00 p.m. Ashley Frank and her mother are from Kitchener and offer free training. Ashley is a birthmother and has set up this organization 9 years ago. She will come in and speak freely about her experiences and answer all of our questions. She has supported women who are in the 80s, who still need someone to tell them it is "okay", to women who have just delivered their baby.
The seminar will be held here in the Room. (unless someone will volunteer their home). I hope you all can attend, it will probably be a couple of hours in length. I think it sounds very interesting. Please let me know if you can attend. Thanks for all your support in this mission!!