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What do you want for Father’s Day?

by Mike Nardini, Board Chair I remember asking my dad what he wanted for Father’s Day when I was a kid, and he’d say something like, “Just get me a card.” And I’d roll my eyes because who in their right mind would ask for a card when they could get […]

April 12, 2022

Steven and Liz’s Adoption Journey

Tell me a little bit of your family’s story of adopting your two sons. Good Shepherd facilitated two adoptions for our family. The first came several months after we finished submitting all our adoption paperwork to our Good Shepherd adoption specialist.  For our oldest child, we were considered and connected […]

December 22, 2021

Adopting an Older Child from Foster Care: Joel and Stephanie

Why is the family interested in adopting an older child? We became interested in adopting older children when we learned about the overwhelming need. The older a child gets the less likely it is for them to be adopted and this was heartbreaking for us to learn. We decided the […]

Rafe & Brittany: Party of Five

Why did you choose adoption? After fostering the kids for three years, we could not imagine our lives without them being in it! They had completely integrated into our families and stolen everyone’s hearts!  Why was it important to adopt a sibling group or what does it mean to kids […]