Foster Mother Shares Her Story

Published: 11/13/2018 Patricia Carter, a local foster mother, shares her story of why she became a foster parent nearly a decade ago and her goal of reunification for all of the children who come into her home.  Read More

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Kinship Adoption: Chelsey’s Story

Chelsey just got braces, and she’ll be getting her driver’s license soon, too. She loves singing in the school choir, and she’s having a blast in photography class. Chelsey is leading a normal teenage life, a blessing we often take for granted. Her early life was unstable due to family substance abuse and other tragedies. […] Read More

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Prevention Support: Cyrvan’s Story

A defining feature of family is unconditional love. For Louisette, her actions to provide her grandson, Cyrvan, life-saving treatment speak louder than a simple “I love you” could ever convey. Cyrvan was born in the central African country of Gabon with a genetic disorder that keeps him confined to a wheelchair. Four years ago, Louisette […] Read More

Handmade Pillows: Bringing Family Together

We would like to share a story about a family who made it their mission to bring love and warmth to children entering foster care. Beverly Valasek and the Hein Family made special pillows last November and donated them to the Duffels 4 Dignity program at PromiseShip. The children who received the pillows absolutely loved […] Read More

Going Home: Johnathan’s Story

Johnathan came into the foster care system when he was very young. He was adopted by his grandmother and then reentered the system when he was 12 years old. He had been placed in out-of-home care for five years in a variety of settings including hospitals, group homes, foster homes, and out-of-state placements. Johnathan always […] Read More

Social Work Is My Calling: Aimee’s Story

I can say that being a social worker was never in my plans growing up. I wanted to be a veterinarian because helping save the lives of animals and helping pet owners was my passion. However, when I took a job in the social work field I instantly knew that this is what I was […] Read More

True Angels: Skye’s Adoption Story

You don’t have to be an angel to want to adopt a child. You don’t have to be exceedingly special or exceptionally generous. As Lillias Freeman-Hogan puts it, “You just need to be a parent, someone who is willing to be there for the kids. To be steady, secure and have love to give.” That’s […] Read More