A Forever Home For The Holidays

A Forever Home For The Holidays

This year, Koinonia has selected Samantha and her sweet, adoptive son, Clyde as our Sacramento Family of the Year. As a teacher with a heart for children, Samantha had a strong desire to provide a home to a child in need, but it wasn’t until a volunteer in her...
A Resilient Spirit

A Resilient Spirit

Justin Chase Ham entered the foster care system at the age of four. A young child with so many complex emotions, Justin had a difficult time working through the trauma he had experienced early on in life. This trauma manifested in how he interacted with others and how...
Keeping Siblings Together

Keeping Siblings Together

For many children in foster care, siblings are often the one constant in their lives. A brother or sister may be the only person who understands their experiences and can help them adjust to their new family and community. When the siblings living together in the...
Just Like Me

Just Like Me

Several years ago, Ryan was adopted into a loving family, where he not only gained a mom and dad, but also a few siblings. Ryan has difficulty self-regulating and his parents are in the midst of having him assessed for Autism Spectrum Disorder. For months, Ryan had...
The Heart of a Foster Dad

The Heart of a Foster Dad

Foster parenting is a complex role; one that asks you to love children as if they were your own, yet wholeheartedly support reunification efforts. That is no easy task (especially when you have a desire to adopt), but for one of our foster dads, his example has shown...
Foster Family Surprises Teen With Car

Foster Family Surprises Teen With Car

May 22, 2020 The names in this story have been changed to protect the identities of the foster child and parents. Last summer, Christina Cerroni, one of Koinonia’s social workers, asked one of her foster parents, Steve, if he would be open to the placement of a...
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