Stories of Impact

Strong families can make all the difference for children. That’s why Christian Family Care is committed to strengthening families and serving at-risk children in the name of Jesus Christ. Read through the stories below to hear how God is moving through the lives of those that we serve.

A Foster Mom’s Story

Melisha decided to become a licensed foster parent during the height of the pandemic because she saw a need to keep four siblings together and not be torn apart by the foster care system.

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Thankful for God’s Promises

“It’s okay to be sad, but you have to remember to also be thankful.” Wise words from a newly adopted ten-year-old girl, Jessica. She and her younger sister will be spending their first Thanksgiving as official members of the Watson household after being adopted from foster care in June. 

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Virtual Adoption Blesses Family and Friends

Declan and Kyrito were in the foster care system for 694 days before officially joining the Shipman family. Though Victoria and Jared Shipman had never anticipated a virtual adoption finalization, it was a blessing in disguise!

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Miracles Amid a Pandemic

Be encouraged that even in-the-midst-of a global pandemic, economic shutdown, and civil unrest, miraculous things are still happening all around us! A teenage boy finally understands what it feels like to trust again, to have hope in a future, and receive unconditional love.

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Pain and Purpose in Foster Care Reunification

Ken and Katie said “yes” to God’s call to foster despite having their hands full with two toddlers. Their story is one of God’s faithfulness. Katie writes about how despite the heartache and loss of reunification, God completely redeemed every broken thing in their whole experience. 

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Happy family sharing a cuddle outdoors. Everone is wrapping their arms round the father who has his back to the camera.

Breaking the Cycle

Erik and Angela found themselves in a tough situation after moving back to Phoenix. They packed up their kids and left Arizona to get away from their families who struggled with substance abuse.

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Good Morning Arizona – Back to School Transitions

Christian Family Care’s child and family therapist, Brandon Jones, talks about how to ease the transition from summer to back to school. He gives practical ways you can help ease the fears and anxieties your child might face at the beginning of a new school year.

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“Life Changers: St. James” Adoption

God shaped the hearts of the James family to care for the vulnerable children in their own Hear how they partner with Christian Family Care to extend their ministry beyond just the children in their

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Good Morning Arizona- Attachment and Permanency

Christian Family Care’s child and family therapist, Brandon Jones, talks about Arizona Senate Bill 1473. This bill essentially limits the amount of time a child spends in DCS custody and helps fast track permanency and adoption. Brandon …

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Restoring Hearts

17-year-old Isabelle will be heading back to high school with a new perspective and a restored heart after spending the last five months in a Christian Family Care foster home. That’s where she learned about grace, forgiveness and the un…

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Foster Adoption Story: Amirah

Watch Amirah’s beautiful story to see how her new family proposed to her.

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Open Adoption Story: The Bishops

Watch the Bishop’s moving story to see how God transformed their lives through open adoption.

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Pregnancy Counseling: A Birth-Mother’s Testimony

“I was so scared and lost and didn’t know what to do.” A birth-mother talks about her crisis pregnancy, and how she chose life and placed her daughter for adoption.

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There’s No “Perfect” Time

Ben and I could never have imagined how God would give us the desires of both of our hearts.

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What’s in a Name?

For children in foster care, it could be their only lasting connection to their biological It could also be a painful reminder of a past they’d like to move on That was the case for 19-year old John, who no longer thought of his birth …

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