When one thinks of ways to help others, serving in the Navy and working as a nurse certainly fit the bill. For some, their passions lead them to even more. Meet Dennis and Gretchen Diage, Big Pine Key...
Foster/Adoptive Training Classes begin in Key West September 18th
Every day in Florida children are removed from their homes because their parents are not able to provide the love and care they need – sometimes because they didn’t learn good parenting skills; sometimes because of substance abuse, mental illness, and domestic violence; sometimes because of all of the above. As a foster parent, you can give a child the love and security they need. You can play a significant role in helping families heal and reunite and, when that is not possible, you can help children transition to a new home and a new family. Wesley House Family Services is seeking nurturing families interested in providing a loving home to children and teens who are in the foster care system. Classes begin September in Key West and are held each Wednesday night for six weeks, and one Saturday day class. Registration is required. To register or for more information call Megan Burgess at 305-809-5020 or e-mail at email@example.com. ... See MoreSee Less
In Judge Hamilton’s courtroom yesterday… After 22 months in the foster care system, David, was adopted by his foster mother Amy. Since Hurricane Irma, David has been through a considerable amount of trauma. When asked how he felt about being adopted by Amy, David smiled brightly, and proudly stated “yes, that would make me very happy. She’s my mom. She’s always been my mom”. Amy noted “He’s an incredible kid. I’m very lucky to get to be his mom. I love him”. At the adoption, she read a note that she had written to David and there wasn’t a dry eye in the courtroom. A special thank you to Nicole for all the support, care and guidance that Wesley House Family Services has provided this family along the way. ... See MoreSee Less