Foster Stories

Since 1985, our foster families and support staff have had a tremendous impact on foster children in central Indiana. Following are a few of their stories.


Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams always wanted to adopt a child. In addition to raising her biological daughter, Lisa always found herself helping with the children of family members. After raising her daughter, Lisa still felt a drive to love and nurture a special child. Her cousin, a case manager for a foster agency, suggested she

Angeleta Beverly

Mother to 2 biological children and over 70 foster children, Angeleta shares her first experience as a foster mom.

Cookie & Warren Purvis

“Whether they have a mental disorder, or physical disorder, or they are just traumatized, all these kids want to feel is safe and loved.” - Cookie

Steve and Carol Church

Steve & Carol share the importance of developing a good relationship with the biological parents of foster children.