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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 […]

November 10, 2020

Board Profile: Ron Steinkamp

Please help us in welcoming Ron Steinkamp, one of our three newest board members at Good Shepherd.  Ron has been married to his wife Maria for 29 years and has four children: Kristen, Megan, Nick and Joshua.  Ron is a Partner at Brown Smith Wallace and graduate of SLUH high school and […]

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 […]