The 11 Hour Trip to the Mall

What was supposed to be an exciting trip to an indoor water park in Kansas City ended many hours later as a simple trip to a pet store and Columbia Mall.  When you have a home full of 11 people, like The Atherton Home, you experience “the best laid plans come to naught” saying almost
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Overnight Fun – St. Louis!

“We had such a great time in St. Louis with the kids! Our first day in St. Louis we went to church and then headed to The Magic House, and our second day we spent at the Science Center.
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A 2016 Success Story – Finding Family

Coyote Hill provides long term stability for children and sibling groups until they can find permanent placements, either through reunification or adoption. As 2016 drew to an end, three brothers received the gift of a forever family through adoption.
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Expanding Perspective – To Ecuador

In December, our children were blessed with an “it is more blessed to give than to receive” opportunity. Relief Home Parent Dad, Jordan Douce, and his wife Violeta from Ecuador came up with the idea. Violeta explains:
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Fall Fest, Corn Maze…and Mom is Always Right

On October 2, The Crossing hosted a Fall Fest at Shyrocks Farm, allowing us to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon! The Zimmer Home, Hubbell Home and Wright Home were all able to attend. There were lots of extra fun & games for all ages, with activities ranging from throwing darts at balloon pumpkins to getting dye sprayed on their hair.
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A Day For the History Books

The gathering of kids, Home Parents and volunteers showed up willingly, although most had no idea what they were in for.
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Choosing Imperfection – An Adoption Story

As May and National Foster Care Month come to an end, we wanted to share this story from Lorenzo and Jo Scott, who served as a Home Parent couple at Coyote Hill from 2009 to 2012. They recently finalized their adoption of a teenager from Coyote Hill, Freddy. Lorenzo tells about the process of deciding
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Finding Forever Families

Often, children at Coyote Hill can’t return to their biological family and are dreaming about the day an adoptive family will want them. This has been the case for three brothers in the Zimmer Home. After much prayer and consideration, Home Parents Al and Rachel Howell decided to give up their Home Parenting job and
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Honoring Foster Moms

May. Our nation not only celebrates mothers in May, but also honors all of those involved in foster care, declaring May as National Foster Care month. So what better time for us to honor and celebrate our wonderful Home Parent moms at Coyote Hill?! Being a foster mom can be one of the toughest, yet rewarding,
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You Were a Part of His Success in 2015

A few days ago, Brian and Mandy Wallace’s 5-year-old biological son said, “I am Andrew’s foster brother and he is my Wallace brother.” When Andrew* arrived in January of 2015, his behavior was such that most wondered if we could keep him for more than a few weeks. Now, he’s not only become a brother to those in
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Your Generosity Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.