Foster families find a community within New Hope for Families

Mariam Mackar
Created: December 22, 2020 09:20 AM

They say it takes a village to raise a child-- and no one knows the truth of that more than a mother. Because being a parent is not easy.

For foster mom Angela Torgerson, being a part of New Hope FOR Families has not only given her support but connections to people who are going through the same things she is.

"Its been really good for me to have a group of moms who are also in the same walk of life and can kind of understand our day to day life," said Torgerson.

The Torgersons have been a licensed foster family for three and a half years now.

 "We always knew we would do foster care or adoption some day and a few years ago we realized... you know if we don’t just get stuff done that someday might never happen,” said Torgerson.

Angela and her husband currently have five children in their home, some are biological, some are adopted through foster care, and some are foster care.

After joining the New Hope FOR Families community a year and a half ago, Angela now coordinates the foster mom support group "Moms of Hope."

She says when it comes to making sure foster families are happy and taken care of, groups like these are so important.

Of course with the pandemic the support group has had to look different but their online meetings have actually given more moms the ability to join sessions.

With so many children in need of supportive homes in St. Louis County, Angela encourages those who are considering fostering to take the leap and know that there is a community of help waiting at New Hope FOR Families.


Mariam Mackar

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