Foster Care Archives

My journey as a foster parent

May 27, 2021

By Akilah Adams After I hung up the phone with the agency, a million questions flooded my mind at once. What if I wasn’t as prepared as I thought I was? Where was the new pack of toothbrushes? Did I just accept placement of two children at the same time? Where did I put the… [Read More]

Become a foster parent today

May 20, 2021

I have been a foster parent for more than ten-years and over five-years with Benevolence First Agency; during this time, I’ve fostered five children and have adopted one of those children and I’m in the process of adopting another one. Being a foster parent brings joy to my heart knowing that I can provide the… [Read More]

Foster care Q&A with Foundations Health & Wholeness

November 14, 2019

We asked, they answered! Foundations Health & Wholeness interviewed several of our licensed foster parents in the Greater Milwaukee Area to help shed some light on commonly asked questions/thoughts regarding foster care. Please read this, and know we value your questions and will always provide honest answers to help you make the best choice for… [Read More]

Milwaukee kids need Milwaukee foster parents

October 16, 2019

One-third of children in need of foster care in Wisconsin are in Milwaukee. That’s more than 2,000 kids living in Milwaukee who need a home. It’s important to give children in foster care some sense of normalcy, and that includes the opportunity to stay in the neighborhoods they are growing up in, attend the same… [Read More]

Every time foster kids move, they lose months of academic progress

April 26, 2018

How instability wreaks havoc on these children’s school lives—and what can be done to fix it When 12-year-old Jimmy Wayne’s parents dropped him off at a motel and drove away, he became the newest member of the North Carolina Foster Care system. Over the next two years in the foster care system, he attended 12… [Read More]