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Paralegal Helps Pregnant Women in Crisis

Paralegal Helps Pregnant Women in Crisis

California paralegal Inez Whitlow is the Executive Director of Chicks in Crisis, a non-profit group which helps women with unplanned pregnancies and adoption services. Ms. Whitlow founded the organization in 1997, initially working out of her garage.

“I’ve been in that situation and I know how hard it is to ask for help,” she said. “I was that poor chick, I had three kids.” Since many of the “baby mamas” that she works with are without a car, and often a home, Whitlow comes to them and takes them out for a meal. The women can get a healthy meal for their baby and tell her their story.“By the time they’re done talking, I’ve got a plan,” she said.

Ms. Whitlow graduated from Humphreys College with a bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies and is a licensed adoption facilitator. She has received numerous awards for her work with Chicks in Crisis, including the first Women of the Year Award from the Sacramento City Council in 2006. She adopted her youngest son, who would otherwise have become a ward of the state foster care system.

I highly recommend watching the video of Ms. Whitlow talking about the birth mothers she works with and the benefits of open adoption at She is truly a hero to young mothers in crisis and to the new families she helps to build.

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Lynne J. DeVenny, N.C. State Bar Certified Paralegal

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Lynne DeVenny is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal with over 27 years of experience working on complex litigation cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability.

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