14 Apr THE WILKERSON’S
The Wilkerson’s are experienced foster parents and are uniquely skilled in working with children who present with challenging behaviors. The Wilkerson’s recognize that children in care have experienced trauma which can present in different ways for each child. As foster parents, they have also learned that most children simply require tough love and consistency. Therefore, the Wilkerson’s make sure to treat every child that comes into their lives as one of their own. For example, children are expected to complete chores, follow behavioral expectations, and try their best every day. The Wilkerson’s also ensure that the children are included in family outings, receive quality one on one time, and remain aware of their own self-worth. The Wilkerson’s not only advocate for children’s needs, but also teach the children to advocate for themselves. Additionally, the Wilkerson’s are proactive in seeking resources, services, and appointments for our children. They also ensure that all documentation/paperwork requirements are submitted in a timely manner each month.
“Our motivation to foster came from our love for children, realizing so many of them were in need of a home to call their own, so we decided to open up our home to make their dream come true. We knew once they enter our loving home along with our other kids, they would see and experience the love we share for all of our kids. My wife and I really believe through hard work and meeting these kids at the point of their needs, that can give them what they need to be successful at our home, and through out their lives.” -The Wilkerson’s