Giving Thanks


In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it can be easy to forget to show gratitude for the big and little blessings we each have. Since it’s Thanksgiving week, we wanted to discuss how you can give thanks this holiday season.thankful

Say it. There’s a reason why going around the table at Thanksgiving to express what we’re thankful for is still an honored tradition. Tell your loved ones what you’re thankful for this holiday, especially if it’s them who you’re thankful for.

Contribute something special. If you’re not hosting Thanksgiving, then you should contribute something to the feast to show your thanks. Whether it be you version of Grandma’s famous stuffing, or a simple bottle of wine, you can’t walk in empty handed. There’s also the classic hostess gift: something small but significant (like festive salt & pepper shakers, or a personalized ornament) as a sign of your appreciation.

Lend a hand. While many of us have family and friends to spend the holidays with, others are not so fortunate. Volunteers are needed at any number of the local charities and food banks around Kansas city. This is a great way to introduce your children to volunteer work, and it could easily become a family tradition!

Whatever way you choose to give thanks this holiday, we hope you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Steffany ave

Founder & Director

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Meet Steffany Aye, the heart behind Adoption & Beyond since its inception in 1998. Fueled by a deep passion for supporting both birth and adoptive parents, Steffany's journey as an adoptive parent has continued the foundation for this non-profit adoption agency.

Drawing from more than 25 years of dedicated experience, Steffany and her team are committed to crafting warm, thriving families through child-centered adoptions. Their inclusive services, free from any form of discrimination, reflect Steffany's unwavering dedication to the beautiful tapestry of adoption.

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