The United Methodist Children’s Home reports there are more than 15,000 children in Georgia's foster care system — and that number is growing. But because of the increased need, UMCH has to say turn away children in need at least 40 times a week, so it reached out to churches for help.
That's how Brett Hillesheim started fostering children. Hillesheim has fostered 18 kids within the past few years, and he now works with UMCH. He and his wife Summer have seven children: two biological children and five children the couple has adopted.
"Ultimately, at the end of the day, it's about giving them a home," he told On Second Thought in a conversation about how foster care and adoption have changed his life.