Kinship & Grandfamilies

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