In Due Time: A Reunification Story

Have you ever noticed that a Volkswagen Beetle can turn around on a dime, but tractor trailers require a lot more space and time to make the same turn? When a mom who is deep in substance abuse has her child taken away, she is much like the tractor trailer. It takes time to get …

Turning the Corner: A Reunification Story

The Taylor family became involved in the child welfare system when their only child, one year-old Jason, was sheltered from them due to the substance abuse and domestic violence issues. Typical to these cases, substance abuse shad negative effects on their relationship, their ability to communicate effectively and to properly care for their son. Their …

Reunification: The Journey

By: Barbara Myshrall What image comes to mind when you think of child welfare? Is it dark images of children being taken from their parents because they can’t safely care for them? Parents with drug addictions, domestic violence issues and unsafe living conditions? Or do you picture foster parents who help to heal and care …

The Miracle of Motherhood

As a Mother whose children didn’t grow “under my heart – but in it” – I am always amazed and in awe at the miracle of birth. What a wondrous God we have who knew that babies would need the bond and unconditional love that comes from being cradled in a womb, carried by a …

A New Year, A New Life, A New Strength

A New Year, A New Life, A New Strength “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not grow faint.” Isaiah 40:13 Wow It is 2019 – who can believe that? In one …

The Season of Thanksgiving and Blessings

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be known to God. Philippians 4:6 As we are in the throes of our “holiday season” we are so blessed at Kids Central this year to have many families signed up to move forward with our Orientations …