RESOLVE has been there for me every step of the way on my journey: support groups and educational programs were a lifeline when I was in treatment and an invaluable roadmap when we decided to adopt. During those times, I found emotional strength and friendship by volunteering: it was SO empowering to help others when I was feeling so helpless in my family building process. Now that our family is complete, bringing hope and encouragement to others completes the circle of gratitude I feel towards RESOLVE. Being able to commiserate, inform, sometimes cry and even laugh with those who are just beginning their journey reminds me every day that no matter what challenges life throws at you, you can survive and emerge stronger than before.
-Jane Castanias Chair, Mid-Atlantic Region of RESOLVE, Co-Chair, Mid-Atlantic Region of RESOLVE Educational Programs and Host, Decision Crossroads Support Group
Published in Resolve for the Journey and Beyond, Fall 2010