Our Unique Family

Our Unique Family

Our Blended Family: The Kocher Family  Like many other new couples, Gary and Brianne went on their first date to get to know a little more about each other. Unlike many, this meant talking about fostering children in the future.… read more

Our Volunteering Family: The Garrett Family

Volunteering has been deeply ingrained in the Garrett family DNA from the beginning. In fact, Jenn Garrett met her husband Tim during their undergraduate studies through Alternative Spring Break, a group that organized community service projects during spring break. “Helping… read more

Our Fostering Family: The Sutton Family

By Elayza Gonzalez | Photo by Fredshots Photography Kristy Sutton always knew she wanted to adopt. After the birth of her second child with husband Zach, Kristy experienced a year of postpartum thyroid issues, which led to the conversation of… read more

Our Charitable Family: The Schmidt Family

By Lizzie Vasquez | Photo courtesy of the Schmidt Family For years Nick and Mary Schmidt dreamt of participating in one of the mission trips organized by Orphan Outreach, and when their good college friend joined the staff, they knew it… read more

Happy Family: Meet the Craine Family

Photos by Sincerely Gone Photography at Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club Chris, Andrea, Emma (7) and Lily (5) Occupation(s): Chris is a middle school English language arts teacher at Kanapaha Middle School. Andrea is an ESE curriculum & inclusion specialist with Alachua County… read more

13 Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating

• Remember, there is safety in numbers! Kids should ALWAYS travel with a parent or in groups and NEVER alone. • Keep pathways clean. Remove anything that children might break, crack or get caught on their costume. • If you are handing out… read more

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Meet the Maltby Family

Rich, Stephanie, Brynn (8) and Carys (5, but turning 6 in November!) Photos by Sincerely Gone Photography Occupation(s): Rich is an attorney with Frost Van den Boom here in Gainesville. His practice areas are business and civil litigation, transactional, real estate, construction and tax.… read more

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Meet the Wozniak Family

Jason, Christy, Nicholas (15), Nathan (12), Noah (7) and Champ Occupation(s): Jason is a managing partner/insurance consultant at Willis Towers Watson and Christy is a teaching assistant at Abiding Savior Preschool. Favorite local restaurants: Harry's, Mi Apa, Wahoo and Copper Monkey. Favorite local “Must go” places: "The… read more

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