Kinship & Grandfamilies

Kinship Brings Change

Tiffany: I’m Tiffany; this is my wife, Pennie. We had gone to a family reunion in Michigan and came back. My brother called and said, hey, Tiff, Tommy needs a place to stay. He can’t go home. Can he stay with … Read more

The Complexities of Caring

Brad: We’re Brad and Nick Schliakowski, and we have five children at home. Three of them are from a previous relationship, and two of them came to us through foster care.   Nick: I and my husband have fostered to adopt our daughter. … Read more

How Parenting Again Changed Our Lives

Pam:  “They call me ‘Grandma.’ The youngest one calls me ‘Mom’ sometimes, and the other kids look at her and she goes, ‘Oh, I’m sorry, Grandma.’ “So my husband and I adopted our two grandchildren and we are fostering two … Read more