Taylor’s Story: The Complex Emotions of Adoption from a Child’s Perspective
Taylor fidgets nervously in a recliner in the living room. She’s pinching the tips of her fingers one-by-one, but her mind is elsewhere. Today is a day she has been eagerly anticipating, as her foster family, John and Macy Garcia, invited their extended family over for a big announcement. Macy […]
Board Member Profile: Carlos Saenz
There are a few things I’ve discovered since becoming a part of Good Shepherd’s board: The need for family-focused services in our region is great and growing each year. The team has a clear vision of how they want to expand this agency’s 200-year legacy of ministry. The donations we […]
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 […]
Steven and Liz’s Adoption Journey
Tell me a little bit of your family’s story of adopting your two sons. Good Shepherd facilitated two adoptions for our family. The first came several months after we finished submitting all our adoption paperwork to our Good Shepherd adoption specialist. For our oldest child, we were considered and connected […]