National Adoption Month Q&A With Willie Dubose

National Adoption Month Q&A With Willie Dubose

By Intisar Seraaj Mr. & Mrs. Willie and Emmie Dubose have been foster parents with Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. for about 20 years. In addition to fostering, they’ve adopted two sibling groups. They welcomed the first pair to their forever home in 2009 and the second...
For the Love of Children: Mattie & Moses Harris

For the Love of Children: Mattie & Moses Harris

By Intisar Seraaj  *This profile was first published in 2015. Moses Harris passed away in  2018. Rest in peace. Mattie Harris has taught children for most of her life. So it’s no wonder that she became a foster parent for Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. (SFH). Harris...

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

By Intisar Seraaj “You are the one,” Voncile Swoopes was told by her mother. Her mother is now deceased, but Swoopes remembers when her mother asked her about being a foster parent during a car ride, about two decades ago. Her mother said she had been watching TV and...