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The AHF Journal: Scott Teel, Foster Parent

My wife and I have been foster parents for two years, and we foster one child at a time. The fostering process is complicated, frustrating, and rewarding—all at the same time. Behaviors are the most challenging experiences for us. These children are confused, hurting, and scared, so finding a way to make them feel safe and express their emotions while not hurting themselves or others is a challenge. At the end, watching them transform from scared and timid to happy and thriving is the most rewarding thing.

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The AHF Journal: Elizabeth Fischborn, Volunteer

Ive been a volunteer with The Annas House Foundation since February of this year. My journey began because I had been wanting to support foster families for several years and AHF came to our church to share their ministry one morning in November, which is Foster Awareness Month. I travel a lot, but thankfully AHF works with my crazy schedule to allow me to volunteer when time allows.

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A Special Message from Our Executive Director

If I had to summarize my work with The Anna’s House Foundation in two words, they would be “humbling” and “fulfilling”. I have learned an enormous amount about myself during my time serving as Executive Director. I have recognized my strengths and weaknesses as an individual and I have been blessed to see how a great team working together can accomplish far more together than alone.

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Fostering Hope: From the Desk of a Foster Care Specialist

In August 2016, God invited me to be a part of the work He was already doing at and through Anna’s House Foundation and I begun my journey as an AHF foster care specialist. Three years prior, I had stepped out in faith and left my career in nursing and began the work as a foster care worker with another agency. I found myself at a crossroads. My husband and I fostered for nearly ten years. Our home was full with six children (two biological and four adopted), and so we decided to close our home to fostering. But once you “know” in the realm of foster care, you can’t un-know.

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The Joy of Giving: An Executive Director's Perspective

I have volunteered with Annas House since 2009, so 8 years. While my family was fostering infants and toddlers (2004-2009), I saw so many babies that had spent weeks in the shelter. An atmosphere similar to a shift change worker in a shelter for children 0-18 years old just broke my heart, particularly for the babies. I was so deeply saddened by the fact that each baby we cared for had spent many days in shelters and bounced from homes because studies show that the period of 0-3 years old is critical for neurological development and bonding. There had to be something better! I learned of a new nonprofit called Annas House that was focusing on an alternative to the state-run shelter.

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