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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

A Father Figure for Young Men

Cornelius became a foster parent by accident.It all started when a friend dropped off her son and promised to return later. The friend, who struggled with mental health issues and substance abuse, never returned. It took about six months for Cornelius to accept she wasn’t coming back, and that realization also left him with a choice. The boy would either be removed … Continue

Siblings Belong Together

“Did we think we would get triplets on the first shot?” Jessica says, recalling how she felt when she got a call about three little boys who needed a home. “Well, no,” she continues with a laugh.Jessica admits that she and her husband were blindsided by the request to take in multiple kids, but they also saw it as an … Continue