The Boltons officially started with The CALL when they decided to receive training in order to open their home for adoption. The training that they received through The CALL led them to three years of fostering. Their home was open to children in the foster care system from July of 2013 to July of
2016. Fostering eventually led to the adoption of their daughter Paisley in 2014. In 2015, they adopted Brodie and Stella-Kate. In December of 2015, they took over the role of County Coordinators for The CALL in Lonoke and Prairie Counties. They have been serving in this role ever since.
As County Coordinators, the ways in which the Boltons serve are too numerous to count. Here are just a few of those ways:
- Run informational meetings that help prospective foster and adoptive families begin the process of opening their homes
- Help prospective families get started on the paperwork process and work with our PRIDE team to set up training sessions
- Work to organize and set up all of the events that The CALL hosts throughout the year
- Currently working to set up support group meetings
- Serve as liaisons to The CALL’s State Leadership.
All of this and so much more help to make certain that the fostering and adoptive families in our area are taken care of and well-supported.
“Our favorite part of this role is when we can see we are loving our families well. We help make connections for donations, meals and other help. We also get to be a part of events our families love and that makes us so happy! And we also get to talk about how adoption and foster care is an earthly picture of how much God loves us and wants us and that we have been adopted.”
Niki works as a full-time senior truck auditor and executive projects officer. She is also a full-time volunteer coordinator for The CALL and a full-time mom of three, which is by far her favorite job. She serves on her church’s tech team as well as in the youth ministry. Niki serves in all of these areas with a passionate spirit. One thing that drives all of this passion is her deep love for Jesus. When she has free time, she loves to hang out with her family and play games.
Brian works full-time doing computer security. He is also a full-time volunteer coordinator for The CALL, a full-time dad, and a volunteer for the church’s tech team and student ministry. He enjoys playing board games with his friends and family in his free time. Another fun fact about Brian is that he is an INCREDIBLE artist (seriously, you should ask him to draw something for you.)
We are so thankful for these amazing coordinators. One of the easiest ways that we can support our volunteers is to lift them up in prayer. Let’s be sure to thank God for the Bolton’s and their service to the children and families of Lonoke County!