fbpx Fostering Joy
Authored by Nexus Family Healing on April 18, 2024

Annually, there are over 600,000 kids in the U.S. in the foster care system (Department of Health and Human Services, May 2023).

When Tamara and Adam Peters began fostering in June of 2020, they were looking at starting a family and options available to them. With no family history of fostering, they contacted Nexus- PATH Family Healing and talked to a Recruitment & Licensing Social Worker. “The social worker was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful,” said Tamara. “We knew then we had the loving, safe, and stable home that could provide care for kids who needed it.” 

The Peters started doing respite care which turned into turned into full time foster care for several placements. 

Fostering, Tamara and Adam realized the joy of watching the kids experience all the little things about day-to-day life. Things like playing board games, going to hockey games, and teaching them about things they have never experienced before. 

Fostering turned the Peters into a family of five when they adopted 3 children in 2023. Tamara sits on the Nexus- PATH board of directors so she can help children in need in her community. 

“If you are considering it, and it’s on your heart, just do it! It’s not for everybody, but if it’s on your mind, there is no reason not to.” 

- Tamara