Graduation for All Her Kids

June is Graduation month. Like all parents of new diplomates, Sonja Halton holds great pride as she watches another of “her kids” graduate from high school. What’s more, William, her adopted son, was the 13th foster child in her care to do so. That amazing feat is not easy to accomplish. Sonja’s kids have beaten the odds, as […]

Why We Oppose the Aderholt Amendment

A measure recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Aderholt Amendment will harm the 118,000 children in foster care waiting to be adopted. If adopted, the law would allow service providers to turn away qualified adoptive and foster care parents based on religion, marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity limits the number of permanent homes […]

Welcome to The Board

Spaulding for Children welcomes two new board members this month. Along with unique expertise and professional backgrounds that strengthen our organization, they share tremendous and heartfelt enthusiasm and commitment in support of our mission. Rhonda Jordan Phillips recently retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. She is a former mentor at Spaulding for Children and a long serving […]

Council on Accreditation Affirms Spaulding

The Council on Accreditation (COA) announced it has accredited Spaulding for Children, affirming that Spaulding meets the highest national standards of best practice and establishes the organization’s credibility as effective and professionally sound. In addition, COA accreditation provides assurance to all of its stakeholders that Spaulding for Children is delivering needed, high-quality services in our […]

Ready for the Future … What Does It Mean to Mentor a Foster Child?

“Some people are in the lives of foster kids because they have to – literally or otherwise. A mentor chooses.” Many teens graduated this past June. But when Charles grabbed his diploma there was someone special in his corner, a mentor named Ken Rice. Here he tells what being a mentor has meant to both of them. Charles had been a […]