We found 26 articles related to the category Foster Care.

Family Celebrates Newest Adoption

John and Brian Pica-Sneeden started their foster care journey nearly 30 years ago. Since then, they have adopted six of their foster children – one as recently as last month!

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Foster Homes Wanted for Youth in Greater Waterbury

A new Wheeler program serving youth and families in nine cities and towns in Greater Waterbury is actively and urgently recruiting foster families who can provide stable, safe, caring environments for youth for shorter durations. Funded by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, the program serves children and youth ages 6 to 17 right in their own communities.

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Allison Casinghino Discusses Wheeler Foster Care Program on CT Paid Leave Podcast

Wheeler’s Allison Casinghino, foster care specialist, was a guest recently on the CT Paid Leave podcast, where she discussed our Foster Care program and how individuals and families can get involved in fostering a child or youth in need. Allison also highlighted Wheeler’s TIPS-MAPP program, which prepares prospective parents for the role of fostering.

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Three Truths About Fostering Teens

In Connecticut, there are hundreds of youth in need of loving foster homes, and most are 13 or older. These youth come to foster care for a variety of reasons. Read more about how teens can benefit from a caring foster family and the difference you can make.

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Cindy’s Foster Parent Story

Cindy’s work with individuals with intellectual disabilities—coupled with good timing in her own life—prompted her interest in foster care. Learn more by reading her story.

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