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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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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A Word From a Volunteer

If you’ve never experienced our ministry first-hand, a recent note from a volunteer might help you grasp the importance of the work being done by our staff and Home Parents:
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Forever Loved

Columbia’s COMO Living magazine recently interviewed our Executive Director’s wife, Denise McDaniel, for a feature story. It begins, “Denise McDaniel’s story is a series of lessons on heartbreak and healing. She’s still teaching those lessons to her big family at Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home.” In the article, Denise shares how her upbringing by parents who
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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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Foster Care Poem

Watch this short, honest look into the lives of foster parents. Like Brandon says in the video, our work is “complicated, but so simply beautiful, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.” foster care poem from Brandon and Janice Reyes on Vimeo.
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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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Home Parents “Do Something Now”

Watch as Al and Rachel Howell of The Zimmer Home explain their Home Parent ministry to their church family… “We want them (the children in The Zimmer Home) to know that they belong and that there is a place that they can call ‘home.’ And that just happens to be our home for this season.”
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Your Generosity Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.