The Willingham Family

Daesha and John initially became foster parents because they wanted to help families in their community. The couple wasn’t expecting to adopt 16-year-old Kalani, but that’s exactly what happened. With love, patience and trauma-informed parenting techniques, Daesha and John have helped Kalani flourish. With Kalani and now 18-month-old Kiran, the couple continues to foster and hopes to adopt again, but their goal as foster parents remains the same — provide a safe and temporary home for kids whose parents need time to learn new skills and address safety concerns.