‘Aging Forward’ Explained

‘Aging Forward’ Explained

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...
National Adoption Month Q&A With Bobbie Simpson

National Adoption Month Q&A With Bobbie Simpson

By Intisar Seraaj Bobbie Simpson is a foster parent and an adoptive parent along with her husband Terry Simpson with Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. They’ve been with the company for about seven years and live in Midway, Alabama. They adopted a sibling duo (their son Jamal...
A Forever Home in a Foster Home

A Forever Home in a Foster Home

By Intisar Seraaj  *This story was first published in February 2015.  Richard “Rusty” Kays did not realize he was a foster child until he was 12 years old, and his family never made him feel like one. Now, he is a foster parent and he is spreading the same...