Foster Care and Adoption

Do’s and Don’ts for Choosing an Agency

Jan 20, 2022

When you’re ready to foster or adopt you’ll need to select an agency. This is an important decision and it can be hard to know where to start or how to choose. You need to be able to trust the agency you pick and know they’ll be with you every step of the way. Here’s a list of Do’s and Don’ts to help you get started. Read More

I Don’t Think I Could Handle Kids Leaving

Jan 13, 2022

When families aren’t sure if they could foster, they often say, “we’re afraid we’ll get too attached” or “I don’t think I could handle kids leaving.” Read More

Christmas in Itasca

Dec 20, 2021

Christmas at PCHAS’ Foster Care Village is in full swing. It looks a little different from previous years, due to COVID-19, but that hasn’t stopped PCHAS staff from giving their all to create the best Christmas experience for the kids. Read More

The Journey to Becoming Family

Nov 04, 2021

​Will and Tracy’s path to adoption is similar to the path many families take. They married and enjoyed their time as newlyweds before attempting to add children to their family. When infertility disrupted their plans, they needed time to heal and explore new options. Read More

Passing the Torch

Nov 03, 2021

Charles and Kari were interested in foster care, but they didn’t know the need for families was so great. Read More

Unexpected Blessings

Nov 03, 2021

Meet Matthew and Amy, and their five children, Jordan, Emma, Chloe, Crosby and Liam. They have a full and active life with work, owning several businesses, school, sports and everything else that keeps families on the move. Read More