(620) 442-1688
305 South Summit Street Arkansas City, KS 67005
FAMILY
LIFE
SERVICES

To save one life and change another through the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Licensed Therapy/Guidance
Teresa Holloway MS, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist that is joining Family Life Services in May!! She leases office space for her private practice providing individual, marital, and family therapy to those struggling with mood disruption, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief and loss, and other mental health difficulties. As a private provider, private pay arrangements can be worked out between the client and Teresa.

Since Teresa works independently in her private practice, her hours vary. However, you may call Monday – Thursday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm to schedule an appointment or leave a message for her. Therapy sessions are generally 50-60 minutes long.

Having Teresa Holloway join Family Life Services has been an amazing blessing! She is able to enhance the adoption process by providing free services to our birth mothers and fathers struggling with the various emotions of placing their children for adoption. The adoptive parents will also receive free services to evaluate and prepare for the emotions of anxiety and feelings that accompany receiving and transitioning an adopted baby into their home. Her expertise will be used also with our Healthy Beginning clients dealing with postpartum depression or after the tragedy of a miscarriage or stillbirth.

Family Life Services also provides Anger Management classes. We offer an 8-session course for anyone who has been asked to seek Anger Management whether it is court-ordered, attorney suggested, employer advised or referred, or self-directed. Court-ordered is $50 per session, all others are $30 per session, plus the cost of the book. We are in the process of expanding this program to offer a company discount for a group or contracted referral programs.
Pregnancy Education

Pregnancy Education and Resources: Healthy Beginnings- FREE CLASSES

Earn While You Learn program gives pregnant women “mommy bucks” to spend for a crib, car seat, diapers, wipes, clothes, and other baby supplies in our well stocked baby store.

We help you apply for KanCare and WIC; find an OB or midwife; collaborate with programs such as MidCAP for housing, SNAP for food subsidies, or any other resources needed .

We offer personal individualized classes that walk you through your pregnancy from start to finish including the development of your baby from month to month; what to expect; how to prepare for labor; stages of labor; and breastfeeding.

Fathers can attend too!

Mom's who wish to continue earning "mommy bucks" after delivery may continue the program for another 6 months to learn about infant development, expectations, nutrition, and safety.
Adoptions
Are you pregnant and considering adoption? Do you know someone with an undesired/unplanned pregnancy who doesn’t know what to do? 
Family Life Services is an adoption agency licensed by the State of Kansas. Our goal is to place children with loving Christian families. Sometimes young women in our prenatal education program decide to make an adoption plan with us. Other women come to us for our free pregnancy testing and express no plans or an undesired plan to parent with a positive result. Since we have been a licensed adoption agency for over 25 years, we are well equipped to not only answer any of their questions but to address their immediate needs as well.
If you are pregnant or know a pregnant woman considering adoption, please call us at (620)-442-1688. All inquiries are kept confidential as well as counseling and adoption services.

• Free consultation
• Free education and emotional support throughout the pregnancy
• Identify and express your desire for an open or closed adoption
• Assist with health insurance referrals, community resources, and WIC (nutritional assist)
• Free post-adoption emotional support and counseling

Are you considering or wanting to adopt a baby into your family? 
We realize that couples wishing to adopt may place applications with several adoption agencies in order to increase the accessibility of having a baby placed for them. We understand that costs/fees can become increasingly overwhelming for those who are fervently looking and want availability and consideration at all agencies. Family Life Services attempts to keep initial costs low by first offering a pre-registration processing fee for $50. This is cost-effective for those that want to be on the waiting list, but have placed applications at multiple agencies. The pre-registration is a one-time fee that is incurred. We will make occasional contact to update personal information and current circumstances. This is not the same as an application. A full application requires more services and vetting; therefore, includes other fees. However, it also allows for the adoption to take a more expedited route when the time comes for matching the child with potential adoptive parents. You will learn working with Family Life Services, the adoption costs/fees are kept lower than other private adoption agencies. Call (620)-442-1688 to inquire or to request an information packet or email us at director@flsonline.net

• Lower cost adoptions- Based on the income of the adoptive couple, not an exorbitant “set” adoption fee.
• Reduced Home Study fees provided by a contracted Social Worker.
• Referral source for reasonable Attorney fees.

One thing special about this agency is that we are a counseling/therapy agency as well, addressing any emotional matters or concerns that come with the adoption process whether from the adopting mother/father or the adoptive parents.

Sonograms
Family Life Services understands that pregnancy is not always planned or desired. However, we feel it is extremely important for a pregnant woman to have insight into the world of the unborn if there is any consideration of terminating the pregnancy. A certified sonogram technician volunteers her time by scheduling a private appointment allowing the client to hear the heartbeat and see the movement of the baby with our on-site sonogram machine. Results have been dramatic as we use this technology to reveal God’s creation.

The lives of both mother and child are directly impacted as informed decisions are made. Staff at Family Life Services will continue to assist the client with education, community referral resources, and preparing for birth whether the client chooses to parent or whether the client chooses to adopt the child to an awaiting couple.
Parenting
We offer family and individual parenting guidance that includes refining coping skills for improving relationships. Issues we address are drug and alcohol use, decision making, financial issues, divorce care, and multiple other topics too numerous to mention.

We also offer guidance and evidence-based classes to those needing help reintegrating their children back into the home from foster care. Our curriculum has a Christian emphasis with a spiritual life application. Many parenting referrals are given to Family Life Services by attorneys, judges, or social services as a court-ordered circumstance. However, self-referrals are always accepted as well. The cost of parenting classes is $30 per session and classes are often completed in a six-week program.

Family Life Services understands the tragedy of losing custody for parents and will provide a certificate of completion to the judge once classes and fees are completed. While we assist those in the dilemma of court-ordered classes, it is our desire to be there for you proactively. If you are struggling with parenting issues prior to court-ordered restoration, please seek us for an appointment at a reduced fee.

With our wide range of curriculum, we also have other classes available for child behavior issues (ADD/ADHD, Autism, Strong-Willed Children) and topics that are difficult to discuss as a parent with children (Sex, Substance Use, Suicide, Anxiety, Depression, etc.) We can individualize our lessons to your needs.

We also have a licensed marriage and family therapist on-site for therapy referral if parenting or child needs are greater than basic guidance and educational classes can provide.

Another court-ordered class offered by Family Life Services is Car Seat Safety. We are currently looking into other classes for diversion such as Illegal Operation of vehicles such as DUI, excessive speed, inattentive driving, etc.

Call (620) 442-1688 or Email us at director@flsonline.net for questions or to schedule an appointment.

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