Creating Hope Award: Meet the Kilgore Family

By Wolverine HS on April 26, 2019

James and Heather Kilgore have been foster parents with Wolverine Human Services since July 2016. Although their initial goal was to adopt, they remained open to becoming foster...

The Butler Family Story

By Wolverine HS on December 8, 2017

A family pulling together is sometimes what it takes.  Mr. Butler, a single male…never married and no children had no responsibility but himself until his 3 great nieces and 2...

Dixon-Taylor Family Interview

By Wolverine HS on August 9, 2017

Background on the family: Lori Dixon and Shelly Taylor have been a couple for almost a decade Together, the couple has fostered eleven children and adopted three of...

Talking with Tom: Fatherhood

By Thomas Krolicki on July 18, 2017

To the Men that wake up every day- hit the grind - and set example for the young eyes ever watching To those that found a way to love others more than self To the Men that...

The progress that our kids make is a reflection of us…

By Nick Zaher on February 28, 2017

Kara came to life skills on November 28, 2016 just a few short credits from graduation. Within a few short months she has finished her classes and received the remaining credits...

The Buerky Family

By Wolverine HS on February 26, 2017

“So many kids need loving homes and we want to make a difference in a child’s life.” #createanewfamily Travis and Anna Buerky joined our Wolverine family in June of...

Single Mother of Four Opens her Home to Foster a Child

By Wolverine HS on January 26, 2017

As a new Wolverine Human Services’ foster parent, Maria Foote has created a new family when she became a licensed Wolverine Human Services foster parent on October 31, 2016. Ms....

Create A New Family

By Wolverine HS on January 23, 2017

April and James Ceno, created a new family when they joined our Wolverine family as foster parents on 10/26/16.  April said she has always wanted to be a foster parent and her...

“Adoption is another word for love”

By Nick Zaher on November 25, 2016

Having a strong and loving foundation are just some of the ingredients that make Mr. and Mrs. Hearndon great parents.  Every step of the way Mr. and Mrs. Hearndon have provided...

The McMullin Family

By Nick Zaher on November 18, 2016

Making a difference in the life of a child is what it all about.  Working in child welfare you encounter so many different families, all unique in their own way.  I was...

Our Passion Is Finding Great Families

By Wolverine HS on November 17, 2016

Constance Parks is the grandmother and now adoptive parent of Malachi, Marcus, and Mikyah. This adoption holds a special place for me because I personally witnessed and also read...

Adoption Month is not just about “them” it is about all of us

By Wolverine HS on November 1, 2016

Imagine a world where 22,000 18 year olds roam the streets without a stable place to live? Well that world currently exists and in 2014, those 22,000 teenagers aged out of the...

Nothing temporary about the love or the lesson

By Wolverine HS on October 19, 2016

“As a Community Liaison in the Care Provider Community Services Department, I do not usually meet the clients that I am helping to become licensed foster parents. However, I...

Wilk family

Meet the Wilk Family!

By Wolverine HS on November 23, 2015

Families sometimes encounter sad and unfortunate events that leave those behind heart broken and sad. When a wonderful woman named Allison passed away, she left behind her two...

Whiteside Family

Meet the Whiteside Family

By Wolverine HS on November 9, 2015

“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 I have had the...

Godlaski Family

Meet the Godlaski Family!

By Wolverine HS on November 2, 2015

Matthew and Christine Godlaski had two daughters and a small house when they learned that their four nieces needed a new loving home. They feared that their nieces, Paris,...

Dixon-Taylor Family

Meet the Taylor-Dixon Family!

By Wolverine HS on November 1, 2015

The word “family” can mean many different things, and the most important ingredient for a family is love. I got to know Ms. Dixon and Ms. Taylor during the licensing process,...

El-Siss Family

Beautiful Love: Olivia’s Story

By Wolverine HS on November 28, 2014

Olivia entered foster care with extreme injuries after sustaining 2nd and 3rd degree burns on her hands, feet, and other areas of her body. Olivia’s medical state was...

Thomas Family

A Grandmother’s Love: The Thomas Family

By Wolverine HS on November 25, 2014

Selflessness and dedication are two words that perfectly describe Ms. Pam Thomas. Every decision she makes is for the good of her family. Ms. Thomas used to live alone, in a...

The Stanley/Smith Family

Loving Out Loud: The Stanley/Smith Family

By Wolverine HS on November 18, 2014

Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life, no matter what. Ms. Stanley and Ms. Smith...


Forever Their Sweet Baby Girl: Malia’s Story

By Wolverine HS on November 11, 2014

Malia was born in February 2013. She was premature, weighed only 4.5 pounds, and had drugs in her system. When Malia was 3 days old, Sean and Jessica Green were called to the...

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The Ties that Bind: Justin’s Story

By Wolverine HS on November 4, 2014

Families are made up of all different types of people. It is not defined by the DNA that runs through you or by the color of your skin, but by people who love you for who you...

Meet The Clayton Family!

By Wolverine HS on October 1, 2014

I have had the privilege of working with Randy and Carol Clayton since January 2014 when they first attended Foster/Adoptive Parent PRIDE Training Classes. Randy and Carol...

Gery Family

A Grandmother’s Love

By Wolverine HS on November 25, 2013

There is a quote that says, “A garden of love grows in a Grandmother’s heart.” Ms. Frances Gray was enjoying her life of retirement in Florida when she learned that her...

The Wilsons

Meet The Wilsons

By Wolverine HS on November 18, 2013

At 23 years old, Keiwan and Jamie Wilson have outstanding parenting skills. Keiwan is no stranger to the foster care system. When he was 10 years old, he and his siblings were...



By Wolverine HS on November 13, 2013

(Photo of Jeremiah is provided by A Thousand Words Photography by Shell) Jeremiah is an adorable 22-month old boy with curly black hair and big brown eyes. This little boy...