Tag Archives: Foster Care

The Biggest and Best Candy Cane Connection Yet

Candy Cane Connection 2019 was another spectacular success! Thank you to all who attended and volunteered. The annual event brings SaintA licensed foster parents, children and staff together to celebrate the holidays through family bonding and fun.For the second year, biological parents were invited to join the holiday festivities. On December 14, 2019, families came together at Davians to enjoy … Continue

Treatment Foster Care in the Heart of Wisconsin

In a small town in central Wisconsin, there’s a quaint neighborhood leading up to a cul-de-sac; it’s lined with little houses that all look the same. There’s one house, though, that is special.Inside, the wood-paneled walls are saturated with antique trinkets and the windowsills are lined with sprawling plants. The house is charming and cozy and belongs to Susan, a … Continue

Relatives and Close Kin Step into Foster Parent Roles

Imagine being a grandmother, retired, living a relatively quiet life in your Milwaukee neighborhood. Now imagine opening your home to not just one or two, but four, children under the age of 10. That’s exactly what one SaintA client did recently when her granddaughters needed to go into out-of-home care. As it turns out, she is far from alone. More … Continue

Walk By Faith: 10 Ways to Serve a Foster Child

1. Become a Foster Parent The need for foster parents is great. Foster parents play a critical role for children, families, and agencies. Their primary task is to temporarily care for a child until the child’s permanence goal is achieved. Foster parents change lives – both the children’s and their own. Learn more about becoming a licensed foster parent here.Foster Parenting … Continue

Guided by Faith

When asked what inspired her to become a foster parent, Judy, a foster mom of 29 years, answers with a smile and points to the sky.Faith is a priority in Judy’s life. She’s the secretary at her church, attends Bible study regularly and says being a foster parent is a calling from God. “This is a ministry. It’s a blessing,” … Continue

An Unexpected Journey

Two years ago, Jennifer and her husband Xavier decided to become foster parents.It was something Jennifer always wanted to do, and as a public health nurse, she was used to caring for others. Xavier was very open to the idea, so after a year of marriage, the couple decided to start the process.In all, they’ve seen eight children come through … Continue

Called to Care for Teenagers

Antoinette Roberson has fostered 38 children, and she doesn’t plan to stop helping kids anytime soon. She’s been a caregiver her entire life. As a private duty aide, former kindergarten teacher, and active volunteer in her church, it’s second nature for Antoinette to help those in need. “I have a passion for children and the elderly,” she says. “I pray … Continue

Treatment Foster Care Parent Named Chair of WFAPA

Kristy Barr has “worked in the trenches” before. That’s how she describes the early days of foster parenting, when she and her husband, Kris, where just getting started. That was 10 years ago.  Since then, the couple has had 10 foster children in their home, all at the treatment foster care (TFC) level. “There was a lot of learning by … Continue

Called to Co-Parenting (and More!)

On Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. – noon, SaintA will host its 3rd Annual Call to Action Day, a celebration of foster parents and a chance for families to recommit themselves to the calling. The event is held at the SaintA Franciscan Center at 3939 N. 88th Street, Milwaukee. At this annual kick-off to Foster Care Appreciation Month, there … Continue