“I was familiar with a few agencies in our region and when having to re-license due to the closing of the agency we were already licensed with we were given the name of WhimSpire. I checked out their home page and researched them on line. I liked what I saw, the caring needs of the foster children and the foster parents so we took a chance that WhimSpire were who they portrayed to be. Seven years later we are still with WhimSpire and they have continued to be who they portray to be.”
– Wyndie J. (Northwest region)
“People that know what is really going on... not just guessing or taking only the info off the paper. People that really care about you the foster parent and the kids. Not just a company a family of people to help with difficulties.”
- Sonya K. (Northwest region)
“Well it was quite simple for us. We had agreed it was something we were being led to do. So Rod, my husband was talking about it at work. And someone there recommended WhimSpire. So we called and met with Janis, and she convinced us to jump in. We are still swimming after over two years. We love these kids. It's been a grand adventure.”
– Nancy P. (Northwest region)
"When I started my journey to adopt a child I had no idea what to expect or what would happen. I learned that adoption is complicated, emotional and challenging. Whimspire was recommended to me and the entire process has been very positive. Working with Whimspire gave me the tools and support I needed to have a successful and positive journey adopting my daughter. I knew that anytime I had a question or a problem there were people just a phone call away ready to help."
-Jill S. (Front Range)
“I have been a foster parent with WhimSpire for several years and have fostered over 60 children in that time. I feel lucky to work with staff that is so supportive, caring and available to me and my family. My foster home coordinator is really a part of my family. I call her when I have specific questions or concerns, or when I just need to talk – she is always there for me. WhimSpire makes me feel appreciated and supported and I can’t imagine working with another agency”.
– Deb Y. (Southwest region)
“My partner and I never parented before becoming foster parents and we didn’t really know what to expect. We have had the same foster youth in our care for more than 2 years and, although we have had some challenges, working with WhimSpire hasn’t been one of them. All I have to do is pick up the phone and I have someone to talk to and process things with. I feel like I always have someone on my side.”
- Shannon W. (Southwest region)
“In the field of social work it seems as though workers are constantly changing and moving on. In choosing to work for WhimSpire I took into consideration how long an employee stays with the agency and have found that the average years with the agency among current employees is eleven years. This showed me that WhimSpire is a great agency to work for. Upon being hired I immediately felt that everyone within the agency has a passion for helping and supporting our foster parents in the best ways possible. Agency staff is always supportive of each other and this creates a great work environment. I personally have been with the agency almost eight years and have no intention of leaving. A positive work environment and staff helps create new ideas and positive ways to support our families and help our kids.”
– Krystal M. (Front Range Regional Director)
“After 9 years of marriage, 8 years of teaching, and no children of our own we made the decision to adopt. We took our time and explored many great adoption/child placement agencies (international, domestic, DHS, etc...), but ultimately chose Whimspire to build our family. Not only did they best fit our family’s goals and needs, but the idea of adoption through foster care was appealing to us. After only a short two months of being certified, our foster home coordinator called and asked if we would be willing to take in a 20-month-old boy. We did, and ultimately adopted him 16 months later. Those 16 months were a whirlwind of emotions and experiences. Luckily for us, we had our foster home coordinator there every step of the way to help guide and support us. We have now been with Whimspire for three years. During those three years we have not only adopted our charismatic and fun-loving son, who is now 4-years-old, but in a month we will finalize the adoption of our strong-willed and beautiful 2-year-old daughter, who has been with us since she was 3 weeks old. We also had the privilege of fostering an adorable 2-year-old boy for about 6 months before he was reunified with his birth parents. Throughout our time as foster parents, we have also provided respite care for other foster parents for various age groups of children who needed a temporary place to stay. Our foster home coordinator has always looked out for the best interest of our household. She realizes the importance of the foster child’s need to fit well within the established home environment, including how they interact with the other children and the adults in the house. We have always felt at ease with foster care, knowing that our foster home coordinator is advocating for everyone involved, including us. Today, our home is full of the energy and excitement that only children can bring. We will be forever grateful to Whimspire for that!”
- Garrett and Tina O. (Front Range Region)