During the holiday season, feelings of depression can be masked because there is more family around and more activity than usual, distracting you from your underlying sadness.
Sometimes foster youth don’t ever say “thank you” until after they’ve grown up and aged forward from foster care. It may not be that they are ungrateful but are unable to show gratitude in the way that’s common for someone their age. You must keep in mind everything your child’s been through and remain patient with them.
One thing about having a blended family—whether that’s through adoption or fostering—is that you’ll have to find a balance for almost everything. But it’s more difficult creating a balanced and inclusive holiday season for blended families. So, here are some tips for creating an inclusive holiday experience everyone in your blended family can be happy with.
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.
Aging Forward Past Foster Care: Making A Progression Plan By Shay Stinson Edited by Intisar Seraaj Welcome back to the continuation of the “Aging...
Meet Paw-Paw Pettway By Shay Stinson On November 5, 2019, the agency’s Mobile, Alabama region hosted an online case review where our CEO Abdul Seraaj interviewed our foster parent Michael Pettway, a retired auto mechanic who still makes close family house calls...
By Intisar Seraaj Janice Saylor has been a foster parent with Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. her husband Clayton Saylor for about 18 years. They live in Troy, Alabama with their adopted son and daughter Marcuse S. and Taylor B. Q: Can you tell me a little about yourself?...
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.