Foster Friday2022-09-20T14:56:21-04:00


Foster parents are everyday heroes whose love truly changes lives for good. Please visit this page often to see weekly highlights of some of the many incredible foster parents who are making a difference for Hillsborough County youth every day.

The Benson Family

Introducing the Benson Family

The Benson family said “YES” to a six-month old baby boy with potential medical challenges after being on hold for a handful of years. One phrase that describes this foster family is strong advocates! It is no wonder why they had to be on hold for so long because when they say “yes,” they are all in!

This family will do whatever it takes to make sure children and their biological families have what they need to thrive. Their current placement has a lot of medical appointments, but the Bensons make sure he is seen by the best specialists even if that means missing work and driving long distances. They provide all the medical, developmental, nurture, and love a child could need. The Benson family is pouring their whole heart and much of their time into the case to fight for the best interest of the child.

Atchinson Family

Introducing the Atchison Family

The Atchison foster home is loving, compassionate, and full of adventure! The family has had placement of a two-year-old boy since he was five days old. Since placement, Lauren and Andrew have co-parented excellently and loved unconditionally. The Atchison family has four children of their own, who have become partners in the foster care ministry and they love their foster brother like their own sibling. On top of providing a permanent placement for over two years, the Atchisons keep saying “yes” to respite and short-term needs. Just this week, their daughters shared their room with a seven-year-old girl and began telling her when she was scared that “their God is so big, so strong and so mighty there’s nothing their God cannot do.” The Atchison family has a huge heart to provide children with a safe and loving home if it is just for a night or even two years.

Introducing Rebecca and Charles

Rebecca and Charles have been licensed for a total of 19 years. They have been valuable members of the professional team and have proven their dedication and motivation to provide each and every child they care for a loving home. They have provided a forever home to several children throughout their years of being licensed. Although they have decided that this year will be their last, we will always respect and honor Rebecca and Charles and family for their service and for the care and love they have given so selflessly to the children in our community. Thank you again, and you will always be a part of our LSF family.

Cagle Family

Introducing Sharri and Bill Cagle

The Cagle foster home is loving, caring, and determined. The Cagle family has a sibling group of 4. When they first took this placement, there were just three siblings. About a year later, the family got a call there was a fourth baby boy born and if they would consider placement. The family was already moving towards adoption with the three other siblings, and they accepted the fourth baby, and now the family is in the process of adopting all four siblings together. These kids have had a lot of medical appointments, schooling appointments, and behaviors. The Cagle family loves these kids with everything in them. The Cagle family on top of having these four kiddos, still help out with respite and short terms. They have a huge heart to serve children in crisis and providing them a safe and loving home even if just for a night.

Introducing Sabrina and Koron Hoosier

Sabrina and Koron Hoosier started fostering in August of 2022 and are brand new to fostering but you would never know that when you meet them. Without question, the Hoosiers love every child that has entered their home and already have worked with other system partners to help unify siblings as soon as children come into their home. Additionally- The family has seen the great need in our community for foster parents to work with children with special emotional and medical needs and are currently fostering a therapeutic child and have worked closely with case management to ensure the child’s needs are met and have signed up for the next cycle of therapeutic foster parent training so they can learn how to better parent this population of children! The Foster parents also recently purchased a bunk bed so that they can help more children in Hillsborough County! CHN is very thankful to the Hoosier family for answering the call to foster.

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