Daniel and Kim Pagan began fostering four years ago. Their love for children and devotion to providing permanency for those who lack it led them to adopt six children in three years. 331 more words
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Sherman and Delorse have been fostering children for 25 years. They raised seven children before they decided to invite an eighth into their home last April. 343 more words
Joseph and Sandy have always had a special connection with children. Sandy has a background in social services, working with children in state custody.
“My heart, as well as my husband’s heart, became those children,” Sandy said. 331 more words
Rainey was tired when she reunited with Youth Villages’ Transitional Living Specialist Vickie Phillips. Only 21 years old, she bore the look of someone with responsibilities, the tired confidence of doing it herself. 389 more words
Initial results of Youth Villages transitional living program study point toward successful evaluation
The first results from a randomized study of Youth Villages’ transitional living services point toward a valid evaluation of the program, said Michelle Manno, research associate with MDRC, the national social research agency conducting the study. 464 more words