In 1965 Sarah Minnie Badger, a resident on the east side of Buffalo took on the responsibility of fostering a sibling group of five after raising seven children of her own. This was not a hard decision for Mrs. Badger to make as she knew how important it was to keep the family together. The alternative for these children would have been to be split up and placed in the homes of distant relatives or several foster homes in various geographical areas. Mrs. Badger would not have this. With meager resources, strict rules, Godly virtue and lots of love she reared this family into adulthood. All of Mrs. Badger’s children (both natural and foster) remain a close knit family unit to this day.
Today, three of the five children are foster and adoptive parents. Her legacy of family continues through the SMB Foster Care Agency and the foster parents who are committed to loving and parenting children in the Western New York region.