Aging Forward

Aging Forward

By Shay Stinson Aging out can be a scary thought for older foster children. This is the moment when the responsibilities of the foster care system have expired for youth of a certain age—21 years of age to be exact. It doesn’t, however, have to be met with negative...
Q&A With Mattie Harris

Q&A With Mattie Harris

By Intisar Seraaj Mattie Harris is a foster parent for Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. and lives in Union Springs, Alabama. In a blog from 2015, I profiled her and her late husband Moses Harris about their fostering experience and adoption of their daughter is Karlynn...

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...