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November 14, 2020

Jacob, Gretal, and Anna: Entrusted with a Baby, Blessed with an Extended Family

Jacob and Gretal welcomed Anna into their lives when she was just nine days old. They knew they would maintain a relationship with the tiny baby’s birth mom, but they didn’t expect to eventually melt into what feels like a very large extended family with a very special connection. Good […]

Rebekah and Raylie: Fostering that Grew Into Adoption

Rebekah says she feels like God gave her the desire to adopt when she was young, and she never wavered. After returning from missionary work in the Dominican Republic, she began the process of getting certified as a foster parent through Good Shepherd Children & Family Services. She vividly remembers […]

Treatment Foster Care Gets Youth Ready for Successful, Independent Future

by Nishelle Thompson, PLPC, Family Clinician Growing up in foster care isn’t easy. Forced into a reality different than the one you grew up in, not knowing what’s going to happen next, having strangers who tell you they care. When those strangers are empowered to make decisions for you and […]

A Leader in Treatment Foster Care, A Shepherd for Youth

Sometimes she can reach a foster care youth with one of her famous twelve-layer chocolate desserts. Sometimes she’ll get a smile when they see a house decorated for the holidays. And sometimes she will make that connection with a young person by simply turning on a funny movie at the […]