How fostering a child can change your life for the better

How fostering a child can change YOUR life for the better

Welcoming foster children into her family home as a youngster has helped one Warrington woman to become the person she is today. Sasha, from Orford, was 13 years old when her parents decided to become foster carers and to welcome foster children to come and stay. Now in her 30s, she says she vividly remembers […]

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Isle of Wight Foster Carer Urges Others To Consider Fostering

Isle of Wight Foster Carer Urges Others To Consider Fostering

“If you are struggling to find meaning in your job or feel you need a rewarding life-changing new role, fostering could be the right path for you. It’s not just your life that will change, you will make a difference to a whole family.” Ros McCourt had long dreamed of creating a loving and nurturing […]

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Single mum defies the odds to adopt a son from foster care

Heartbreak to Success. Single Mother Defies the odds to adopt a son from foster care

Suddenly Suzanne found herself alone with two kids under five – with no way to provide any income for them. In the end, she decided to head back to university to retrain as a teacher. It was during this time that Suzanne met a friend who worked for the Department of Child Safety. “She told […]

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From foster kid to fostering the next generation | Meet Chay Samuels

Success! From foster kid to fostering the next generation

Her sophomore year of high school, her parents kicked her out of the house. Chay Samuels was born into a strict family of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She remembers wanting to be with friends and socialize but her parents forbade it. So, she left. A foster family in Brentwood took her in. “They just let me stay. […]

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Texas couple adopts 5 siblings who were separated in foster care

Texas couple adopts 5 siblings who were separated in foster care

A group of siblings are back together after being separated in foster care. A Texas couple with three biological children officially adopted the five siblings over a Zoom call in May, doubling the size of their family. Andi Bonura says she and her husband, Thomas, had been wanting to adopt after years of pregnancy issues. […]

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From Foster Youth to Foster Care: Sierra Toomey Shares Her Story

From Foster Youth to Foster Care. Zoom Presentation Today

Being in foster care is something a child carries with them for the rest of their life. The impacts can either be negative or positive but for one northern Michigan woman, it was something that carved a path for her future. Sierra Toomey was in foster care through Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan […]

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Christian Singer Chris Tomlin Is a Foster Uncle to His Brothers' 4 Adopted Kids — Get to Know Him

Christian music star Chris Tomlin Is a Foster Uncle to His Brothers’ 4 Adopted Kids — Get to Know Him

American Christian star singer and songwriter Chris Tomlin, aside from being known for his high number of record sales, is a father of two daughters and an uncle to four adopted children. In his musical career, Chris Tomlin is known to be passionate when it comes to the topics of adoption and foster care. A […]

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SA STRONG: Foster care graduate shares inspiring story of strength

Foster care graduate shares inspiring story of strength

Children in foster care can move schools at least one or twice in a year and it can be tough on their academic progress. Last month, six local foster care students received their high school diplomas. An in-person graduation reception is scheduled for later this month. Ti’Aysia, 20, is ready is ready to embark on […]

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Sia reveals she's adopted two teenage sons who were 'ageing out the system'

Pop Star reveals she’s adopted two teenage sons who were aging out

Sia has announced that she is a mother to two teenage sons after adopting them last year.  The singer has announced that she is a mum after secretly adopting two sons. The Australian singer, 44, revealed that both boys were 18 when she completed the legal documents. Speaking on a US radio station, she said: […]

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In her footsteps: Daughter follows mother’s path as foster parent

Daughter follows mother’s path as foster parent

May is Foster Care Awareness Month and many children won’t be able to see their moms this Sunday for Mother’s Day due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic. Foster families are doing what they can, including Elbow Lake foster family Katelyn and Connor Grytdahl, who are taking care of four siblings between the ages of […]

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