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Aging Forward

Aging Forward

With preparation and help, youth in foster care should be able to successfully age forward and begin their lives with optimism and hope.

National Adoption Month Q&A With Bobbie Simpson

National Adoption Month Q&A With Bobbie Simpson

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.

National Adoption Month Q&A With Willie Dubose

National Adoption Month Q&A With Willie Dubose

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.

For the Love of Children: Mattie & Moses Harris

For the Love of Children: Mattie & Moses Harris

“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.” 

Looking to Love: The Story of Charlene Armstead

By Intisar Seraaj Charlene Armstead, a resident of Hueytown, Alabama, was introduced to fostering through her best friend Bernadette Rush, a foster parent for Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. (SFH). Armstead says she was exposed to youth in foster care when visiting Rush’s...

The Nonstop Nurturer: Meet Voncile Jackson Swoopes

Swoopes has been a nurturer since she was a child. She’s the eleventh child of 14. She says she enjoyed having a large family and being surrounded by kids. Swoopes remembers her older siblings being protective of her, just as she was protective of her younger siblings. She recalls her mom and father teaching her and her siblings to always look out for each other, and now she’s doing that for others’ children.

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