Parenting & Village Life

From Serving Our Country to Serving Children in Foster Care: How Veterans Make Successful Foster Parents – Foster Parents Article

Those serving our country in the armed forces make incredible sacrifices every day, and all of us at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois are so thankful for all they do. Oftentimes when exiting the military, veterans find themselves searching for a worthwhile cause to devote themselves and their time to once they return to civilian life. Becoming a full-time Foster Parent at SOS Illinois is the perfect choice for veterans as it provides them with the ability to continue to make…

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Akiem Hicks, Chicago Bears Defensive Lineman, Visits SOS Childrens Villages Illinois – Foster Parents Article

Thrilling energy filled the atmosphere of SOS Children’s Villages Illinois’ “Tailgate Tuesday” on September 10, 2019. In celebration of the beginning of another academic year, SOS Illinois staff, Foster Parents, children, and volunteers gathered on the green space of the Chicago Village for an afternoon jam-packed with football-themed activities, tailgate treats, and plenty of laughter. Among the buzz was the anticipation of the arrival a special guest who would be paying to our unique Illinois foster care agency: Chicago Bears’…

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