Fostering Hope

Children’s Home foster families are like many other busy families who balance school, extracurricular activities, and time with their friends and family. They are extra special though because of the love they share and the hope that they foster for children in need. And they have a big support network – an extended family – of neighbors, other families, and Children’s Home staff.


We recently sat down with the Alison and Brice Hope, one of the Children’s Home foster families, to learn more about their journey with The Children’s Home and how fostering has impacted their family.




Despite odds stacked against them, Children’s Home youth are working hard, achieving goals, and saving the world.



Finding Home

The DFCS case worker gathered her belongings and walked from the living room toward the front door of Jimmy and Beth Rogers’ home in Covington, GA. A two-year-old boy followed behind her, calling out, “I want to go home now too.”


Kneeling down, she told him that this was his new home. The boy’s face fell, resigned, as he simply whispered, “Okay.” Quinn (name changed to protect his privacy), now three years old, came into the foster care system at 13 months old and spent time at two foster homes before being placed with the Rogers through The United Methodist Children’s Home.


An adoption story

In December, Alison and Brice Hope adopted Bryson, whom they had fostered for 17 months. The Hopes met Bryson when he was just two days old, and they stayed in the hospital for 12 days with him until he could come home.


“It was surreal,” said Alison. “You can’t even imagine walking into a hospital and meeting your child for the first time. It’s really a crazy experience. You fall in love instantly even if you try not to. It just happens. So really, from the first time I laid eyes on him, he was our son.”


Watch the video below to help celebrate this very special adoption story.



Called to Care


Kesha Bowers is not your average parent. A single mother holding a full-time job, in the past year she also has fostered seven children in need of a safe, nurturing temporary home; adopted one of those foster children; and is in the process of adopting another born with fetal alcohol syndrome. To say her household is organized would be an understatement.


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