Coyote Hill Helps Teen Get First Job & First Car

Three months ago Paul* set a goal to get a job. He and Cody, his Home Parent Dad, went job hunting, applied online, and by the end of the month he had call backs from everywhere he applied. He interviewed and accepted a job at Dairy Queen in Fayette. After just two months of part-time
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The Many Roles of Fatherhood

Home Parent Dad Andrew Heberlein expounds upon the differing roles of fatherhood: As a foster father, I’ve noticed that I take on many different roles in the lives of my children.
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I’m a Good Reader

As we’ve reported before, many foster children have gaps in their education from moving around frequently or coming from families who don’t prioritize school. In 2017, that equalled 45% of the school age children placed at Coyote Hill testing below grade level in reading upon arrival. Traci* was one of those statistics, until last month.
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Summer Prayer Requests

Summer break is in full swing at Coyote Hill, and we have some specific prayer requests from our Home Parents:
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5 Simple Ways to Support a Foster Parent

Not everyone can be a foster parent, but everyone can make a difference in the life of a child. We consulted the experts (actual foster parents) and came up with a list of tangible ways you can support your friend, family member, or Coyote Hill Home Parent in their fostering journey.
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From Foster Care to Foster Parent

At our 11th annual Golf Tournament on May 14, former resident Michael Lorimor took a few moments to share his story with the participants:
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Reuniting Siblings

Most of us can’t imagine how frightening it must be for a child entering the foster care system. For siblings, this trauma is further deepened if they are separated from each other. The sibling relationship is usually strong, but siblings who come from hard places often have a deeper bond. Many times, those siblings have only
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Forming Family Connections

One challenge of working with multiple foster children in one home is the family dynamic. Some of our children are siblings, but others have never met until they’re placed together in one of our homes. It can be the cause of much tension between children, so when something like the following happens, we count it
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Your Generosity Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.