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 65 Children’s Home foster families, to learn more about their journey with The Children’s Home and how fostering has impacted their family.


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Kennesaw State University preparing Children’s Home nomination to National Register of Historic Places

For over 144 years, The United Methodist Children’s Home has served the evolving needs of children and their families across north Georgia. The institution has an integral place in history for both the city of Decatur and also for Georgia.

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Children’s Home CEO awarded scholarship to Harvard program


April 1, 2015: United Methodist Children’s Home President and CEO Bob Bruder-Mattson was awarded today a Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta’s  Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) Scholarship. The annual program grants local leaders access to executive education courses at Harvard Business School.

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


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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.

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