This year isn’t just a new year, it’s the start of a new decade. This makes 33 years that Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. (SFH) has been in operation; The company has survived three decades in an everchanging and challenging business sphere. So, the communications team asked Abdul Seraaj, the CEO of SFH, to share his reflections on this past decade and his plans and goals for the future, as it pertains to the business, the whole foster care system, and himself.
By Shay Stinson Edited By Intisar Seraaj Let’s do a quick quiz. How well has your young adult prepared for bills and responsibilities? How much money do they have saved? *blank stare I don’t save, so I haven’t modeled that behavior. We don’t discuss...
Forgiveness is hard work! But it’s necessary for healing and happiness. We’re human; We’re prone to make mistakes and bound to get hurt and to hurt others. It’s OK. You’ve heard the phrase “life goes on,” but here’s how we can be happy and healed while life continues.
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...