My husband and I went to an orientation with them to get more information on adopting and foster care. It was our experience that the company is very organized and runs efficiently. We enjoyed the orientation and are convinced we would rather go through them than another organization to adopt or become foster parents. They seem to offer more services and to offer them better than others can. But most importantly they seem to have their hearts in the right place for what they do and therefore are able to help others better.
My wife and I have been foster parents for Walden Family Services for about 3 years now. It all revolves around one thing. . . the kids. These children have been put in difficult circumstances by no fault of their own, yet they must face the challenges that await them. We have helped many kids, both short term and long term. . . but more qualified foster parents are always needed. By becoming foster parents, we become "stepping stones" for these kids while their own parents hopefully get their lives back in order, or until a close family member comes and rescues them. Walden has now added adoption services to their criteria, another option for these precious ones that cannot be reunited with family. My wife and I are currently involved with this program as well. Do I have any regrets? No. My own kids didn't realize how good they had it until they see and hear the stories from some of these foster kids. . . a real eye opener.