“I look back to my time at Saint Francis, and the guidance I received that helped me become the person and
father I am today.” - Tom (alumni)
“Saint Francis has really taken our needs to heart and helped us get the family that we wanted. Anything
we’ve asked about, they’ve found the answers to. I don’t know how it could have been any better. It’s been a smooth process
and they’ve been very upfront about everything that would happen. I see families who go to other countries to adopt children,
but there’s such a need here.” - Calvin and Emily (adoptive parents)
“We just want to help the kids. We have to take care of them; it’s our responsibility to do what’s right.
Our hearts go out to them and we love them.” - Ralph and Carolyn (donors)
“There is a hard way and an easy way to approach life. I started the hard way, but I gave Saint Francis a
chance. I took with me the importance of listening, being aware of opportunities, and meeting people halfway. I
learned about values…real values.” - Whit (alumni)
“We know there may be other families like us. Particularly now, with military families facing one or two
parent deployments like we did. Who knows how their kids will be affected? Maybe they’ll need Saint Francis like
we did. We support Saint Francis because we believe in the work that they’re doing.
It’s so important…it’s life changing.” - Danny and Hitomi (donors)
“I know how blessed I was, and still am, that a family chose to love me and care for me. I want that for someone else. That’s why we foster…And over the years, we’ve gotten to be a part of so many lives and families. It’s just wonderful.” - Bill & June (foster parents)
"We love what we're doing. If we can make a difference in a
child's life, or a family's life - well, that's just so much the better."
- Mike and Kathy (foster parents)
It's not that big of an issue to care for children in the hopes they'll return to their birth families.
You want each child to be happy and loved and what better place than in the birth family. Besides, it's not about us.
It's about the children." - Al and Gloria (foster parents)