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November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving: A Pause for the Many Blessings in Our Lives

Dear friends, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. No gifts to purchase, no fancy clothes needed. The only requirement is that you pause for a moment during this season when it seems you can actually feel time itself moving forward and think about the many blessings in your life. […]

November 7, 2022

Stephanie Vinson Brings Passion and Commitment to Recruiting Foster Families

Stephanie Vinson, Good Shepherd’s (GS) Foster Family Recruiter, is passionate about finding new families who have the love, patience, and commitment to open their hearts and homes to children who need them.  There are about 13,000 children in foster care state-wide and not nearly enough foster families. The biggest issue […]

Adoption Story: Birth Parent Relationships with Brock and Kate

Brock and Kate adopted their son with the help of Good Shepherd and have an open adoption. Why is it important to tell your child his or her adoption story from the beginning?  You want to be able to tell them later on that they know these people – they’ve […]

Adoption Team Profile: Director of Resource Development Deva Blackman

Deva has been with Good Shepherd since 2002 and serves 150 foster homes. Her hobbies include traveling, cooking, playing board games, and completing DIY projects around the house. Why did you choose to do this work?  I chose this line of work because I like knowing that I’m making a […]