During the month of November the Hope Cottage blog will feature 30 Days of Gratitude – 30 days, 30 entries for what we are thankful. Share with us what you are most thankful for!
This article ran in one of the area newspapers on November 24, 1921. We are grateful for the hundreds and hundreds of news articles and stories published over the years about Hope Cottage. Thank you to the press for keeping our mission to build strong families in front of the public. Enjoy the article
HOPE COTTAGE BABY ADOPTED THANKSGIVING
REFUSES TO MAKE ANY STATEMENT FOR PUBLICATION
LIKES HIS BOTTLE
GROWN MAN OF 2 YEARS FINDS REAL HOME THROUGH NEWSPAPERS
(Now that’s a lot of headlines!)
Over at Hope Cottage there is real cause for thanksgiving today, but the principal actor in the affair refuses to make any statement for publication about it other than some inarticulate but delighted gurgles over a milk bottle. Nevertheless, if he only knew it, this Thanksgiving Day is not only the first, but the most momentous ever enjoyed by Omas on earth, for today he is to be adopted into a home, a real home where he will grow teeth designed to attack Thanksgiving turkeys of the future.
Omas was born on Dec. 28 of this year. A 17 year old mother who couldn’t keep him put him in the care of Hope Cottage, where other lusty babies are growing fat pending their adoption into the homes of foster parents. At Hope Cottage it is the custom of the nurses to take turns in naming the babies that fall into their charge, and Omas received his name from the sweetheart who held the affections of the particular nurse who fell to him as a godmother.
Omas is sturdy, in perfect health, and possessed of large brown eyes that won him the home he is to enter when a young Dallas couple went on a tour of inspection of the Hope Cottage babies to decide the momentous question of which one they wanted to rear as their own child.
Another Hope Cottage baby has passed his probation period in the home and found parents. He is Billy, the senior member, a grown man of some two years’ standing, who found his home through the article which appeared in the Dallas News about the Hope Cottage work.
Hope Cottage is one of the ten charities supported entirely by funds received from teh Welfare Council of Dallas which starts othe 1921 campaign for $170,000 on Dec. 1. Workers in the campaign were busy Thanksgiving morning in the Welfare Council headquarters preparing lists of those who are to solicit during the appeal. Women who wish to volunteer for the work in the residential sections should communicate with Welfare council headquarters.
Hope Cottage is the oldest nonprofit, non sectarian adoption agency in Dallas. Since 1918 Hope Cottage has been building and nurturing strong families through counseling, education and adoption services.
If you have questions about adoption, please call Hope Cottage at 214.526.8721.
If you are a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy and would like to talk to someone about adoption, please call Hope Cottage at 1.800.944.4464 or 214.404.4546.