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“It is amazing how much United Way is embedded in the fabric of our lives.”

Pregnant and 18. Still in school. In denial. Afraid to tell her parents — who had already raised 6 children. Knowing she was too young to be the kind of mom she wanted to be, Juli Pennington and her parents turned to Catholic Social Services for help finding an adoptive home for her son, born March 2, 1978. Juli’s only request at the time: to keep the court records open in the event that she or Gino, as he came to be called, wanted to meet each other in the future. “The emotional process was compassionate,...

Being a mom of three children is no joke.  Having one of the three that is handicapped brings on a whole different set of difficulties.

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