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Category: Foster Care & Adoption

Melissa and David's Story

Melissa and David's Story

David and Melissa Haehl have long had a heart for children in foster care. Melissa is the vice president and a founding member of KC Kansas Angels, a non-profit that supports children in foster care and their caretakers. Ready to begin fostering themselves, they received a call that changed their lives forever when they agreed to provide short-term foster care for a teen boy.

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Anderson Family Story

Anderson Family Story

Annie and Eric Anderson began their foster parent journey thirteen years ago and since then they have made a huge impact on the lives of many children. Their story is one of love, heartbreak, growth and strength and shows how even the smallest of actions can make a huge difference in someones life.

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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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