Explaining Adoption To Your Adopted Child

Explaining Adoption To Your Adopted Child

I met my first child when she was four months old. When she came into my house I was told she might only stay for a year or two, so I shouldn’t get too attached. “Can you handle caring for a baby, and then letting her go?” they asked. “Can you have an open hand,
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When Adoption Is Hard

When Adoption Is Hard

“I moved into Coyote Hill with no children. I left with six children. It was the start of my family. It literally changed the direction of our lives, but I never would have written it like this if I was the author.”
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Relieving the Stress of Court Dates

Relieving the Stress of Court Dates

Any foster parent knows that court appearances can be a huge point of anxiety for older foster children. For those who are unfamiliar with the foster care system – no, we are not talking about juvenile delinquents. The young teen has broken no law; but their parent or guardian did something in the past that
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Freezer Meal Magic

Freezer Meal Magic

“It is like magic and I love it!”   That statement, made by Home Parent Mom in The Hubbell Home, Violeta Douce, could easily be the reaction of any mom who’s only work in serving a home cooked meal on a busy day involved opening her freezer and oven doors!   
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We Miss You, Mr. Simpson

We Miss You, Mr. Simpson

“What an amazing legacy he has left for this community.” ~~Rachel Howell, Coyote Hill Therapist.   On September 28, 2017, a beloved Harrisburg teacher and coach, Brian Simpson, passed away as the result of a tragic auto accident.
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Parenting Resources

Parenting Resources

Our staff has compiled a list of resources for those of you who open your hearts and homes to care for a child with a difficult past.
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Inside Out – Helping Our Children with Emotions

Inside Out – Helping Our Children with Emotions

It’s not our job to promote movies, but when one comes along that so creatively depicts a child’s emotions and how the child’s memories are impacted by those emotions, then it’s hard for us not to notice. Disney/Pixar’s new Inside Out movie does a fantastic job of taking us inside the mind of an eleven year old
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ReMoved Films – Our Response

ReMoved Films – Our Response

“My past, my story is not my fault. And it doesn’t have to define my future.” Last month our staff got together to watch ReMoved part 1 and 2. In an effort to celebrate Foster Care Month and brainstorm ideas of how to shine more light into our system, we discussed our thoughts and reactions
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Your Generosity Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.