Success Stories

A Dream Come True

Feb 14, 2018

Music heals the soul. No one knows this better than PCHAS Foster Care Case Management client Devin Strayhorn. The Nixa, Missouri high-school senior has played the tuba since the sixth grade and has u... Read More


A Life-Changing Call

Nov 30, 2017

When Maryann Shackelford answered a phone call from her cousin, she had no idea that her life - and her family - were about to change forever. Maryann’s cousin said a little girl had been dropped off... Read More


An Unexpected Family

Nov 21, 2017

Grady Gay was four months old when he met his mom and dad. Foster parents Chris and Danielle Gay had not planned to adopt. “It’s hard to explain how we knew he was the one even though we didn’t k... Read More


Healing Body and Soul

Nov 15, 2017

Jackie had been a good student and outgoing. By 5th grade, though, raising her hand at school was not an option anymore. She feared someone would see the bruises. In the 6th grade, her grades declin... Read More


Becoming A Forever Family

Nov 13, 2017

When Alfredo and Monica were unable to have children, they weren’t sure what was next. Monica’s mother suggested they learn about adoption. “I was scared at first,” says Monica. The couple didn’t p... Read More


The Making of a Family: The Urquharts

Nov 07, 2017

Zach and Whitney Urquhart always knew they wanted to adopt. They even talked about it while they were dating. So when the couple had trouble getting pregnant they knew it was a sign. Though they had... Read More