Our Story: Teresa and Bill
“To love a child who may just need a little chance on life” Teresa and Bill’s interest in working with young people grew out of their earlier experience as host parents for international students. They learned about Good Shepherd’s foster care program at church in a video produced for the Annual Catholic […]
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 […]
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 […]