About the Restore Blog!

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.

Henri Nouwen

Welcome to the Restore Blog! We want to thank you for reading and for joining us in conversation about post-abortion. Restore is a not-for-profit department of CareNet DuPage in Illinois. Our department, Restore, is a mixture of staff and volunteers that are committed to the emotional, mental, and spiritual health of our clients. Many of us have had abortions ourselves, while others have not had their own abortion experience, but have a passion and desire to care for women and men struggling with post-abortion. Restore provides support services to anyone who desires healing from abortion. This Blog is an outreach of our services to serve the greater community.

We are beginning this blog with the intention that anyone who has had an abortion can feel comfortable on our site through stories, education, and hopeful messages. All of our Blog posts will solely be focused on post-abortion and the issues that are a primary concern after an abortion. This will occur through personal stories, written material, and educational material. In our stories, all personal information will be changed to protect the parties named. In full disclosure, our desire is not only for anyone who has had an abortion to read this blog, but we hope that she or he would eventually feel comfortable to call or email us and receive face-to-face services. We believe that there is something extra special and healing about being able to process through hurts and work towards healing in community. All Restore’s services are free and confidential. We are not trying to make any money, we just desire for people to be restored to the fullness of their physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual health.

We invite you into the conversation as well. On any post feel free to comment or share. If you do share a post, please link it back to our site so the any one who is hurting can find help. We simply ask that you be kind and respectful at all times to all people on this site and on our Facebook page. This is a place for healing and recovery not for politics, hurt, or shame.

If you have specific questions or concerns, please email Care(at)RestoreAfterAbortion(Dot)com or call 630-599-0043. Welcome to the conversation. And for those who have had abortions, welcome. This blog is for you.


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