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Thank you for your support in 2014

With your support, The Children’s Home impacted many lives in 2014.  Whether you are a volunteer, donor, foster parent, or simply helped spread the word of our work, we are grateful! With your continued help, we can help even more children and families in need. You can help us bring them hope for a better future.

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Broadcast note: Children’s Home expert on GPB’s “On Second Thought”

Denise Peacock, foster care recruiter for The Children’s Home, discussed Georgia’s foster care crisis and the Home’s efforts on Jan. 22 on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s radio show “On Second Thought.” She was joined by Children’s Home foster parent Alison Hope.

Click here to listen to the taped broadcast.

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.

 

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Christmas wishes come true at The Children’s Home

On Saturday, Dec. 13, The United Methodist Children’s Home hosted our annual Christmas event to celebrate the holidays with the families and children we serve. More than 275 volunteers, foster families, family housing residents and staff joined together to celebrate Christmas at The Children’s Home.

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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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