Foster Care

20 May

A Foster Care Mom Shares Her Story

A Typical Morning This morning began like many of my mornings. With one of my kids lying on the floor. “What’s up sweetie?” “I don’t want to brush my teeth!” “Why not?” “Grown-ups don’t have to brush theirs! I’m never brushing them again!” I can’t argue with that logic, at least not this morning. I’ve got 4 kids to get ready for the day and a 9:00 meeting to get to. This morning and every morning are probably just like any other parent’s mornings. Fun, loud,...

02 Nov

Adoption Day!

We were thrilled to be part of Hamilton County’s Adoption Day this morning! Thirteen kids were adopted into nine different families as part of the ceremony. The ceremony was held this morning at 9:00 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Ralph Winkler. This was the 12th year for the ceremony which is held as part of National Adoption Awareness Month. Often these kids are left hoping to find a permanent family. National Adoption Awareness Month was established to raise...

23 Jun

Damien’s Part 2: A Family Forever

Damien Holley is a typical teenager. He likes to listen to music and loves playing video games. He is full of hope, love, and curiosity. He demonstrates these strengths by volunteering and working hard in school. “My favorite class is Chinese because it is an easy A,” Damien said. He also has a fairly atypical aspiration for a teenager. He wants to be a farmer. Fortunately, Beech Acres Parenting Center foster care families are a tight-knit community. “One unique thing about...

25 May

Foster Care Appreciation Dinner May 18, 2018

Last Friday evening Beech Acres Parenting Center hosted our annual Foster Care Appreciation Dinner. The event was held downtown at Nicholson’s Backstage Event Center. Parents were invited to dress up, enjoy a nice dinner, and be recognized for all of the amazing things they do. 120 parents attend the event and enjoyed delicious food, great conversation, and good community.  Community is an important part of all we do at Beech Acres. Our foster care team works hard to make...

01 May

May Is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month! There may never be a “perfect” time to become a foster care family, but there may be a “right” time. The need for loving foster care homes is at a 20-year high. Every day more kids need a place to be safe, to be loved, to just be. Beech Acres Parenting Center prepares you for welcoming a child into your life with excellent training and matching programs. Our support goes beyond our incredible staff...