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December 26, 2019

Good Shepherd Staff: Meet Bridget!

Meet the newest member of the Resource Development team, Bridget Kastner. Bridget has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She feels that her education helped to prepare her to work with people from all walks of life. Bridget has used her education […]

December 16, 2019

Good Shepherd Staff: Christina, Resource Development & Adoption Specialist

Christina Robb is a Resource Development and Adoption Specialist at Good Shepherd. She describes her role as developing, supporting and guiding foster parents in their journey through foster care. As an Adoption Specialist she helps the team of a child whose case plan is adoption navigate the process for the […]

November 22, 2019

National Adoption Month: Matt & Lauren’s Story

Written by Matt and Lauren, who adopted both their daughter (age 3 and a half) and son (10 months) at birth   The story of growing our family is a long journey with ups and downs, including multiple pregnancy losses before realizing that we were being called to adopt. In […]

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 […]