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November 14, 2019

Foster Care Questions: Working with a Birth Family

Working with Birth Families Families considering fostering are often concerned or just curious about working with a child’s birth family. What do these relationships look like? Is it safe for my family and healthy for the child? These are a few of the frequently asked questions. To answer these questions […]

October 7, 2019

Real Life Stories: Jake & Desirae, Foster Family

Jake and Desirae began their foster care journey in a bit of an unconventional way. Already parents to their biological daughter, then almost two years old, they began caring for 22 month old who was not formally in foster care. The little boy’s mother was a friend of a friend, […]

May 15, 2019

Faces of Foster Care: Chris & Ashley

Chris had just started dating his now wife Ashley when she began her fostering journey. He remembers everything about the day that her foster son C., then age 3, was placed with her. He remembers what C. was wearing, that it was raining and the first time Chris saw him […]

May 15, 2019

Faces of Foster Care: Ava and Aletheia

Ava and Aletheia are biological children of Pat and Jesi, foster parents. They live in Fenton, Missouri.   Aletheia was 10 years old and her sister Ava was 5 when their parents, Pat and Jesi, became licensed foster parents in 2017. Within weeks the family began fostering two brothers, ages […]