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Category: Foster Care & Adoption

McKim Family Story

McKim Family Story

Becoming foster parents to a set of three-year-old twin boys, the McKims also rallied around June, the boys' biological mother. Though the original goal was reunification, June decided that asking the McKims to adopt the boys was the best choice. June and her family are still very much a part of the boys' lives and will continue to be even after the adoption is finalized.

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Roger's Story

Roger's Story

Roger Harris became a foster parent 11 years ago, earning him the name Big Poppa from the youth in his care. Now one of our Homes That Heal providers, he teaches youth that the best way to show their appreciation is to help others.

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Weaver Family Story

Weaver Family Story

While running a daycare, Vivia Weaver looked after a girl who had experienced severe trauma and was living in kinship care. Seeing the need up close, she and her husband Brian became licensed foster parents. In the 20+ years since, the Weavers have cared for 87 youth, adopted six children and had three biological children. James*, a young man who has lived with them for six years, openly shares his story.

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Nathan's Story

Nathan's Story

Circumstances in Nathan's young life necessitated that he be placed in foster care, where he struggled to regulate his emotions. He often ran away from home and engaged in dangerous behaviors. Until he was placed in a treatment foster care Homes that Heal program where he received 24/7 support in his day-to-day life at home, at school and in the community.

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Breeze Family Story

Breeze Family Story

One day Rafael stopped breathing. During their unsuccessful attempt to resuscitate him, his biological parents unwittingly caused head trauma. Now in a foster home with the Breezes, Rafael's elevated medical needs are being met while his large family is eagerly taking all the necessary trainings for him to come back home. Committed to help them complete this task, the Breezes have been creative problem-solvers.

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