Success Stories

A Waiting Child: The Voitles

May 09, 2018

The Voitles first met their soon-to-be adopted daughter in a hospital. Six-week-old Samantha was hospitalized due to starvation and broken bones. Despite the neglect and abuse Samantha had suffered at the hands of her biological parents, she looked up and smiled at the Voitles when she met them. Read More


Two Families, Two Hundred Lives Changed

May 07, 2018

Fostering is a hard job. We ask families to love and care for children as if they were their own, and when they do it takes everything they have. So, when a family goes above and beyond the normal expectations, and excels at what they do, we get excited. Read More


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