Our colleagues at Stepping Stones (formerly MAPS/Maine Adoption Placement Services, Inc.) recently closed their agency after 37 years of tremendous service to children and families. We are saddened by this closing and, at the same time, honored to have been asked to carry on their excellent work of responding to expectant parents, birth parents, prospective adoptive families and children. We have welcomed Stepping Stones clinical staff to work with us as we have long valued our colleagues and their wonderful service to families and, in this way, hope to provide as much continuity as possible. Please feel free to request an initial meeting with the agency to discuss your adoption needs. We will be honored to discuss and provide services that might be appropriate to your needs.