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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 […]

Treatment Foster Care Parent Profile: Mama Barb

Miss Barb. Mama Barb. Barbara, a Treatment Foster Care parent, answers to more than one affectionate name, earned during her time providing care to girls who’ve come to find a loving, stable home with her as part of Good Shepherd’s Treatment Foster Care program (TFC). Our team salutes her for […]

Here’s to the Unconventional Fathers

For generations, our society has reinforced what it meant to “be a man.” We valued the strong, silent type. Rub some dirt on it. Boys don’t cry. On this Father’s Day, I want to tell you what we see at Good Shepherd. I call them unconventional fathers. They’re men who […]

February 16, 2021

Juan and Dessa: How Fostering a Teen Changed Our Lives

Juan and Dessa know what it’s like to be looked at by a child with hope in their eyes. They had gone through the experience of fostering children, once even welcoming five siblings into their home and caring for them until they all reached permanency. It was quite a jump […]