Reflections from a new foster parent

So much has happened in the last fifteen days. I took my first placement on 04/16/2021 very late at night. The two brothers, seven and twelve. It has been very challenging but we have all survived so far. I believe things are beginning to turn a corner. Please pray for these boys, their parents, and…

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STORIES OF REUNIFICATION: The Schlarb Family

Sheila and James Schlarb have been foster parents for 18 years — spending the first 17 as therapeutic foster parents (foster parents with specialized training to care for children with significant emotional, behavioral, social issues or medical needs). A little over a year ago, the Schlarbs switched their fostering agency to Circle of Care. Their…

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No Time to Waste | Foster Care Awareness Month

They walk in the door carrying their belongings, often with a look of sadness, confusion, anger and fear of the unknown. Little humans being asked to wrestle with BIG emotions and numerous questions. Oh, the questions. Why am I here? Why can I not go back to my mom and dad? Will I go back…

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