The traditional office environment has changed as rapidly as technology has changed. The brick-and-mortar office environment has evolved into having an employee’s complete office needs in the palm of their hands (i.e. cellphones, laptops, etc.). Seraaj Family Homes, Inc.’s (SFH) Mobile, Alabama region has established itself as a model for remote and virtual working. Read the interview between SFH licensing social worker Ellen Brewer and Shay Stinson, SFH junior content creator, to learn the effects and benefits of working remotely.
Krystal Key, one of the older adopted daughters from the Dubose family, spoke about her experience in the system, about how the Duboses rescued her and her siblings, how she’s a thriving adult with a husband and kids of her own, and her plans to become a therapist and a foster mom one day.
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With preparation and help, youth in foster care should be able to successfully age forward and begin their lives with optimism and hope.
Bobbie Simpson is a foster parent with her husband Terry Simpson with Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. They’ve been with the company for about seven years and live in Munford, Alabama. They adopted a sibling duo (their son Jamal and daughter Contrell) through the agency. They also have two biological sons.
My kids all help each other. It’s like I birthed them all; I birthed them through love. I adopted them because love wouldn’t let go. I fell in love with them and I couldn’t let go. I had to keep them.
My wife and I have been with Seraaj [Family Homes, Inc.] since either 1999 or 2000. We’ve adopted six kids and raised even more. I do whatever I can, as long as God gives me and my wife the strength.
“The key thing is if you’re going to foster you have to love kids,” said Mattie. “You have to have patience. If you don’t have love for children and you don’t have patience, then don’t get into this business.”
Richard “Rusty” Kays has been involved with the foster care system for most of his life. He says he grew up in foster care since he was 3 days old and aged out of the system when he was 18. But he had a consistent foster family. He’s been paying that love forward for the past two decades as a foster parent himself with Seraaj Family Homes, Inc.