Foster Parent Stories

Patience, love and support

Learn about the experience of being a foster parent from some of the individuals and families who provide healing homes for the youth in our care.

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Foster Parent Stories

Grandma Niecy

Grandma Niecy

This grandmother wouldn't let go

"When it comes down to it, kids like her need a lot of love just like the rest of us, a lot of attention and a lot of time to learn how to trust," Genise Tharpe says of her 15 year-old foster granddaughter.

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Heather & David

Heather & David

One couple's journey as foster parents

"We went into it being really excited and nervous to foster but with the hopes of helping families reunify,” says Heather, who became a foster parent through JCFS.

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