A Childhood Without Pictures

Today’s generation will grow up with every season of life captured in photographs. From daily moments caught on camera phones to annual school pictures, memories now live forever for the average kid next door. But this is not the case for thousands of foster children in our country. They move from foster home to foster […]

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School Supplies Needed

Can you believe school will be starting again in a month?!?! Soon the stores will be filled with moms and dads buying notebooks, pencils, calculators and more. Children will be picking out their backpacks and lunch boxes, while moms stock up on lunch favorites. Of the 55 children living in an Angels’ Arms home, 45 […]

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Angels’ Arms Opens House #11

After many months of renovations, Angels’ Arms opened its newest foster home in July. Foster mom Kim Hergemueller and her fiance David will reside in the home with their eight year old daughter and up to five additional foster children.  Kim has been fostering for 13 years and to date has cared for close to 50 children. She was […]

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A simple way to help our families this summer

The summer months for a foster family with 6+ kids means HUGE grocery bills. We were able to supply our foster families with grocery gifts cards in May but that money went fast and their pantries are bare again. With so many kids and teens in each of our 10 (soon to be 11) homes, […]

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Foster Families Enjoy Trout Lodge

Summer is well under way and our foster families are excited for all that’s in store. Thanks to our friends at The Sports Pub in Oakville, MO, all of our families will be enjoying a weekend at Trout Lodge this summer. While there, the families will be taking part in swimming, archery, fishing, hiking, horseback riding […]

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The Reality of Foster Care

Right at this very moment there are more kids in foster care than ever before. And also right at this moment, there are fewer foster homes available for them. We can get angry at the parents for having kids and not knowing how to parent and for making poor choices, but the kids are still […]

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Javon’s Story – Beating the Odds

Javon pictured with Angels’ Arms Founder Bess Wilfong and his foster mom Phyllis Hackman. This is a story 10 years in the making. The “once upon a time” began on October 25, 2005, when foster parents Phyllis and Eldon Hackman moved into Angels’ Arms’ second home in Ballwin. The foster parents to two boys now […]

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Angels’ Arms Teens Honored By HateBrakers

  Their incredible story of survival sounds like something from a movie. Jake and Jeff, fraternal twins from St. Louis, were taken by their abusive father to the Dominican Republic to work in his garbage recycling business. He forced them to work night and day in an unventilated 110-degree room with vermin coming out of […]

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