Meet the McCaskeys

Meet the McCaskeys

Josh and Brittany McCaskey came on staff in the spring of 2018, and now serve as Home Parents in The Petersheim Home. Both of them share the story of how God called them to serve the children of Coyote Hill. Brittany: I grew up in northeast Missouri. My mom and stepdad became foster parents when
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Needs and Results Are Bigger Than We Realize

Needs and Results Are Bigger Than We Realize

My wife Amanda and I have been Home Parents for almost two years now. During that time, we’ve had the privilege to care for 20 children as longer term placements in our home. Many of those are sibling sets. The need is bigger than we ever realized, because of the number of children suffering from
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He Found His Forever Home

He Found His Forever Home

David is not lucky to have us – having a family who loves you isn’t luck, it’s every child’s right. Shravan and I are the lucky ones to be able to officially share our lives with David forever. Laura, David’s adoptive mother.
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Reunited – A Mom’s Fight to get her Children Home

Reunited – A Mom’s Fight to get her Children Home

I’m the mom that struggles, but I’m the mom that never gives up.   Stephany is a mom of three wonderful children. She’s lived in Columbia nearly all her life. She went to school at Rock Bridge and Douglass High Schools. Although she admits, she didn’t finish. Four years ago, her two youngest children, then 11 and 12 years old, were taken away from her and placed into foster
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The Way Back Home

The Way Back Home

At Coyote Hill, we are blessed with AMAZING moms that love and nurture the children in their homes as a whole and individually. With many varied schedules and lots of kids, it makes one-on-one time with the children very difficult. However, the Home Parents do make time for those moments, and in honor of Mother’s
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5 Simple Ways to Support a Foster Parent

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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I’m a Good Reader

I’m a Good Reader

Many foster children have significant gaps in their education both from changing schools frequently and having families who don’t prioritize school. That means over half of the children placed at Coyote Hill are reading below grade level. Traci* was one of those statistics, until last month. Traci was a 12-year-old in 5th grade when she
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More than a Fish Story

More than a Fish Story

Children from hard places often have developed, through no fault of their own, inappropriate responses to people and situations. A preteen boy who was placed with us last summer demonstrated many of those poor responses.
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Your Generosity Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.