A goal as his parents, and any future children via adoption, is that they would know how beautiful adoption is, how deeply wanted they are, and how unique their story is in the most amazing ways. But also that they don’t live their entire life feeling like their entire identity is “adopted.” They are so […]
“Dearest Friends, You are brave. You are changing lives. You are brave to choose to love big at the expense of your heart and comfort. You are courageous. And though it is hard to see, you are changing lives. The kids’ lives entrusted to you, yes. But also your family’s, your friends’, mine. While you […]
Remember foster care and adoptive children during the Holiday Season for this is a crucial time for them. Share the spirit and love of Christmas with these children during this anxious time. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-john-degarmo/why-children-cry-at-chris_b_13334916.html
http://www.theet.com/news/free/foster-care-a-fostering-ministry/article_a16854a3-7064-549a-be37-0991313d754e.html This article about a group of families from Cabell county, West Virginia really proves that it always does “take a village”.
http://www.montgomery-herald.com/news/foster-care-west-virginia-s-growing-concern/article_26f0b288-bc31-11e6-8a7b-03bda1d1cc1c.html West Virginia’s number of children in the foster care system is at a five year high and the numbers continue to grow.
http://www.scarymommy.com/i-get-too-attached-to-my-foster-children-and-it-is-my-greatest-honor/?utm_source=FB A heartfelt story of a mother telling her experiences in foster care and how it has affected her life. Worth the read!
“Massachusetts foster care system is looking for new options as opioid epidemic increases children in system”
Massachusetts’ foster care system is currently dealing with an influx of newborns due to the drug epidemic plaguing the nation. http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/11/massachusetts_foster_care_syst.html
The city of Philadelphia, along with many others across the county, is starting a one-hundred day challenge to help end homelessness in their city. This commentary cites some of the issues that arise when children age out of foster care and some of the possible solutions. http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20161114_Commentary__Many_foster-care_youth_unprepared_for_independent_living.html
http://www.khou.com/news/local/texas/children-are-a-gift-former-foster-girl-now-a-movie-star/352855987 From foster care to movie star, this heartwarming story from Texas proves that anything is possible!