Congratulations to this amazing family on their adoption! After two and a half years of fostering, with weekly visitations and intense efforts toward a plan of birth family reunification, unfortunately that plan was not reached. However, the next best option is when a foster family can and does commit to making their home a forever home. They officially added three beautiful and smart siblings into their family through adoption. The family just made their daughter an official permanent big sister too! They plan to celebrate their adoption by taking a road trip to visit Yellowstone National Park, when it is safe to do so. We are happy for you all and congratulate everyone on a foster care job well done; with a happy ending that is really just a new beginning!
Donnie and Hanna McGuire loved that their children and their two friends decided to set up a treat stand in their front yard, to benefit the children living at DCCH. In less than three hours, they made $250, exceeding their expectations! The kids were so proud to deliver their donation to Ron Bertsch, DCCH's Director of Foster Care and Adoption.
On behalf of all the children at DCCH, we want to thank the McGuire family and friends, as well as their community for their kindness and generosity!
Recently, a child in one of our foster homes was able to return to his birth parents along with his older sister. His foster parents were thrilled to help him transition home and celebrated in his family’s success.
The foster mother shared, “Reunification is always the initial goal in foster care, and I'm so blessed to have been part of it. When I told him he was going home the excitement was tangible and contagious. How could I feel anything but happy for him in that moment. When I took him home I didn't feel uneasy or stressed; it seemed right. As his parents helped me unpack his luggage we talked with ease about the excitement of the moment and, they thanked me over and over for taking care of him. I wish every foster journey could end like this.”
Congratulations to this family! You, too, could be a part of a success story like this one. Contact us today to learn more how you can #ChangeLives.