Author: Angie Jones

Foster care, foster parents, and most especially foster children have been a part of my daily life for over 7 years now.  May is Foster Care Awareness Month and all month I have been thinking about how to portray the meaning of foster care to...

Children aren’t meant to live in foster care.  Unfortunately, sometimes to be safe, children must be removed from their homes and placed into foster care while their parents have a chance to remedy the reasons that the home was unsafe.  But could situations like this...

Sometimes it all gets to be a little much.  Life can get overwhelming, work can be crazy, family obligations can be draining, and even the things we enjoy like volunteering can add pressure.  There is a reason why we hear phrases like “recharge your batteries”...

Children are being sex trafficked in our community.  Let that sink in.  Sex trafficking is defined as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of an individual who under force, fraud, or coercion is induced to perform a commercial sex act.   When sex with a minor...

Looking back on 2020 it is easy to see only the negatives. We acknowledge that there were many negative things that occurred in 2020 and we have learned greatly from some of those things.  However, as we reflect on what the past year has brought...

Adoption is something we see on a regular basis.  The primary goal when children enter foster care is to see the children reunified with their family.  Unfortunately, there are times when that cannot occur safely, and we see children find safe and permanent homes through...