Hear from our former Hands of Hope Interns
One of the most important things I have learned is that what I thought of as ‘normal,’ will never be how I see 'normal,' again. So far, every child that has been in my care, has come from a different situation and station in life. They have lived through what was a ‘normal’ day, week, year or lifetime for them, and their version of what is ...
|Starr - Former Foster Parent from Michigan
My time here at Casa de Esperanza has been incredible. One of the greatest lessons I have learned is the importance of compassion and unconditional love. Rocking a child all night while he is sick or running to respond to his cries in the middle of the night is completely worth it. It shows him that someone loves him and someone will be there for h...
|Nicole - Former Foster Parent from Texas
Coming to Casa de Esperanza, I knew I would be challenged and stretched
beyond myself, but I did not realized the extent to which this would happen. For the first time in my life, I have to put someone else’s needs and wants entirely before my own. That knowledge seems to hit me the hardest at 4 o’clock in the morning when I’m trying to comfo...
|Rebecca - Former Foster Parent from Georgia
Working at Casa de Esperanza has been an amazing experience. I feel privileged to be part of this community. The challenges here are ever-present, but the joy and happiness that comes with fostering children is overwhelming. I have learned so many things that cannot be taught in a classroom. I have learned the value of patience and compassion time ...
|Brittany – Former House Parent from Connecticut
Casa de Esperanza has given me a deeper look into the lives of children in need, and I will forever yearn to help them. The bonds I have created with the children here are unbreakable. Coming here, I never expected to love kids that aren't my own so much, especially when there was a time in my life where I thought kids and I didn't mix, but it has ...
|Jasmyn - Former House Parent from Texas