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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After graduating high school, Tasha attended a Bible college for a year before returning home to Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  She tried to make it on her own as a waitress but was barely making ends meet.  When her car broke down, the short commute to work became a 20 minute walk each way.  When bad ice…

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Chris can’t remember a time before foster care.  “I couldn’t even count the number of homes I’ve stayed in,” he shares.  Growing up in the foster care system is stressful because it lacks stability.  He frequently moved from house to house.  Sometimes he’d stay with his step-dad, other family, and friends, but there was no…

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LaTasha Atcity speaks about how she experienced the love of God through the PAL program at the United Methodist Children’s Home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  LaTasha gave her testimony during the mother’s day service at Church of the Servant in Oklahoma City.

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The thought of living in her car with her three kids drove Gwenita into the care of Pearl’s Hope.  “The downfall started with the divorce,” she shared.  Gwenita is a single mother with 3 children.  Her ex-husband did not work so there was little financial support.  Despite her degree in accounting and a job at…

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