Foster Care and Adoption

A Positive Connection Can Make a Difference

For years, Cheryl and Dave had wanted to foster or adopt. It was a big step they wanted to be prepared to make, and they were waiting for the right...

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Building a Forever Family

Foster care and adoption had always been a part of Mindy and Aaron’s lives. Growing up, Mindy’s grandfather told her stories about the children who had stayed in his family...

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If you have a loving home, you can foster. You know it will be hard when the kids go home. But the reward is being able to help their families.

Taking the First Step into Fostering

Jacob and Kaitlin both knew they wanted to become foster and adoptive parents before they even met. But after they got married, their lives became busy and the couple felt...

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Foster parenting opens the window for you to maintain that relationship and watch them grow.

Fostering Relationships

Iowa mom Tina has been a foster and adoptive parent since 2008 and in that time, her family has adopted two children and fostered 47. Over the years, Tina has...

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Answering the Call

When her husband, Ron, told her he wanted to become a foster parent, Danette was nervous. She was worried her biological children, Nicole and Nathaniel, would not get along with...

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Helping Kids Thrive

When Kari, a little girl they knew through church, was in need of a foster home, Stacie and Blake decided to step up. “We really had her best interest in...

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Building a Forever Home

Kassie and Tammy have always had a passion for seeing children succeed. At work, Kassie supports foster and adoptive parents, and Tammy assists children with special healthcare needs. The two...

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I was lucky I had all the support I needed. Make sure you are surrounding yourself with people who have fostered or adopted before.

A Life-Changing Phone Call

It was a few days before the presidential election in 2012, and Kelly was tired of all the political ads and unwanted campaign phone calls. The Saturday before she cast...

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You can be a role model when you don’t even realize it. You can change the cycle.

Changing the Cycle

Sandra and Jerry Dollen became foster parents 28 years ago, because they knew it was the right thing to do. A child they knew needed help and a temporary place...

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We realized there are some big needs out there. We knew our family could make a difference.

Helping Carry the Load

Renato and Nellie Jimenez hadn’t planned to fall in love with foster parenting. The couple knew they wanted to adopt, but when they learned about the desperate need for foster...

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