Success Stories

Success Stories

Advocates for Children

 

The Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter has been fortunate to experience a few success stories within the past year. A sibling group of two that had been at the shelter for over a year, survived traumas at a young age with their biological family, and re-entered care after a failed adoption were finally united with their forever family. They were ...

 

Shane's Story

 

Shane (fictive name) is a young man who grew up in the foster care system and has experienced many placements. Fortunately, once he was placed with Inspiritus, we were able to provide the stability he needed. Over the last four (4) years, Shane has thrived due to the care of his loving foster mother who nurtured, cared for, and ushered him into adulthood. What’s so special about this story is that Shane is autistic, has cerebral palsy, and functions on an adolescent level. As Shane reached the age of 21...

 

Syria and Jarrie

 

Syria and her son, Jarrie, are involved in The Methodist Home’s parenting teen program. Syria is learning healthy parenting techniques that will break generational patterns of trauma and cultivate a safe family environment!

 

The Bloom Closet

 

At The Bloom Closet—Bloom’s statewide resource center for foster youth—thousands of children are provided with clothes, shoes, backpacks filled with school supplies, personal hygiene items, and more. The entire Bloom Closet experience, from the positive store staff to the high-quality items, restores dignity to children who are distressed and often devastated. The Bloom Closet resembles a mini-department store and has racks filled with thousands of options for ...

 

Jenny and Wellspring Living

 

Jenny, a Georgia native, has seen the ugly truths of what living on the streets, being homeless, and having to survive one day at a time looks like. Despite the many barriers and struggles, Jenny has experienced in her life, at 18, she came to WellspringLiving’s Women’s Residential Program-Southmotivated to reach her goals and succeed. When Jenny arrived she was quiet and reserved, but very observant. Slowly, she began trusting staff ...

 

The Barnetts' Story

 

Peter and Jennifer Barnett, parents of four biological children, age 24 to 15, always wanted a big family. Originally from Buffalo, New York, the Barnetts later settled in Georgia. With three of their biological children now adults and living on their own, they looked for a sibling set to adopt.“Our goal was to keep kids together because many adoptive parents don't have the space and/or time to adopt more than one or two children. When we saw pictures of six siblings who were currently separated, we knew they were...

 

Domenique's Success Story

 

Domenique is a previous CCS youth who was adopted by two of our previous Foster Parents within the agency in 2008! Domenique recently graduated to become a Marine in the intelligence department (although he says this may change once he arrives at his next destination). Domenique was adamant about having his older sister (a current Foster Parent with CCS) let CCS know of his accomplishments following therapeutic foster care within this agency...

 

WinShape Homes' Success Story

 

For our Foster Care program, we adapted by reinventing ourselves, transitioning from face-to-face visits with our families to virtual check-ins. Our pre-service and continuing education opportunities were converted to a virtual platform, and we held virtual IMPACT classes with our church partners. The House Parents in our Group Care program did a fantastic job of taking on virtual school and homeschooling when education systems went remote. Their commitment to caring for the children in their homes — especially ...