"Foster Care is meant to get families back together and help them become whole and healthy."
Episode 5 – When Parents Open Their Hearts and Homes
Foster Care is one of those BIG topics that is so multi-dimensional and complicated, but we sit down to chat with Charonne Ganiere, local mom and founder of OneHope27 about some of the misconceptions she has encountered since entering the world of foster parenthood, the misaligned motivations she had at the beginning of their journey, and the passion she has for reuniting families and helping them heal.
This is truly a can’t miss episode for every parent out there.
Episode #5 - Show Notes
FEATURED BLOG CONTENT:
- I Will Always Fight for Another Woman’s Right to Parent by Charonne
- A Letter to My Children’s First Mom by Charonne
- Preparing to Say Goodbye to Another Foster Child by Charonne
- Trauma Will Not Defeat My Child by Charonne
- General Foster Care from Children’s Wisconsin
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- The Connected Child by Karen Purvis
- The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel
- The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
- Atwater Beach, Milwaukee
- Purple Door Ice Cream
Episode #5 - About Our Guest
Director of OneHope27, Charonne is a central city dweller and mom of 5 children permanently plus many more for a time through foster care. She is passionate about the city, learning to love others well, good coffee and good food!
The number of children in foster care in the U.S. has grown from an average of 200,000 to currently over 437,000. To help battle this crisis, OneHope27 has worked to connect local churches and communities to provide hope and support to those involved in foster care. Our organization has focused on providing basic material items that children in foster care often lack, including pajamas, clothes and a proper bag to transport their belongings. We also connect and mentor individuals wanting to get involved with foster care, have hosted career fairs for youth in care and created a resource to help individuals engaging in foster care as well as those who are supporting them.
In 2020 we will open a support home for young moms with children removed from their care for the first time to build community and connection. We believe this will lead to quicker and more successful reunifications, resulting in stronger families and a stronger city. We are for families and we are for Milwaukee.