Archive: November 27, 2021

Nathan

Yesterday as I took a few minutes to reflect on all the things that I am truly thankful for, you guys were at the top of my list. I mean that! Thank you all so very much for journeying with me over the past year. Thank you for your kind words, support, encouragement. Thank you for sharing the posts each week and talking about and inquiring about all the kids we have posted. And oh my gosh…thank you to each and everyone one of you that have stepped up and helped us to provide Christmas for so many of our #ForeverFamilyFriday kids. As of today you all have supplied ALL gifts for 17 kids. We are getting closer each day to reaching our goal! How exciting is that. Please please, please continue to share the wish lists so EVERY one of these kids will have a reason to smile and believe in the goodness of others this Christmas season.

Please meet Nathan! He is 16 and lives in Arizona. Nathan is easily entertained by different craft projects – especially making slime. He has a great sense of humor and delights in teasing people and getting teased. When Nathan isn’t spending time outside, you can find him playing video games on his Xbox. Nathan’s favorite class is science, and one of his best memories of school was when he built a replica of Earth with moveable plates to understand how earthquakes happen. Nathan loves chocolate milk, and he will never turn down a visit to his favorite restaurant—Golden Corral. We will have to introduce him to Taco Bell!

Nathan looks forward to meeting his forever family. He would like to be adopted by a family that can offer security, stability, and love. Can you be that family for Nathan? Do you know someone that could? For more information please contact Heather at [email protected]

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Omyriah

It’s here!!! No, not Thanksgiving or Christmas! Saturday is National Adoption Day! Woooo Whooo!! I know most of you are starting to prepare to spend time with family and friends for this upcoming holiday season and tomorrow will be the first day that many kids that have been in the system will get to do the same thing with their new “Forever Families.” It will be official. That’s just so exciting to me. And in the spirit of National Adoption Day and also the kicking off of the giving season… we are going to be doing several things that I hope you will be involved with. We have an opportunity to give back. We have an opportunity to provide Christmas and deliver Merry and Bright. We have the opportunity to be the reason these kids smile. If you’ve been journeying along with me the past year…you know my heart goes out to kids who don’t have love or families or opportunities or traditions. Be on the look out Saturday for giveaways and for a wish list that will be game changers to many. As I said…Tomorrow is National Adoption Day but first let’s meet Omyriah. She needs us! 

Omyriah is 17 and lives in South Carolina. She describes herself as funny, smart and helpful. She enjoys new opportunities and is looking forward to a career in nursing. Biology is a favorite subject and her favorite book is “The Coldest Winter Ever.” In her spare time, Omyriah enjoys playing football and watching TV. She hopes to find a nice home with younger siblings and parents who can assist in fulfilling her goals. Thank you for reading this and for having a heart to make a difference! For more information on Omyriah please contact Shannon at (843) 519-0097 or [email protected] Photo by Lindsay Haselden

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Forever Family Friday week 55 – David

We just celebrated Veterans Day and I for one am so thankful for the men and women who serve our country. Thank you Veterans! Our veterans protect us and make us feel safe. We can rest our head on our pillows at night feeling secure because of veterans. We don’t have to watch our back or be fearful. And…that is the job of parents, right? Of family. But the kids we have been sharing each week do not have that security or feeling of safety. On any given day, nearly half a million children are in foster care. They don’t have a forever mom or dad to protect them and make them feel safe. As a community we have the potential to change that. Please meet David. He longs for a family.

David is 13 and lives in Tennessee. When asked what the word family means to him he said “always there…I would love to have someone to be with me because I don’t have that right now.” It is our prayer that his forever family finds him! When David grows up he wants to be a police officer because they save lives! He is generally happy-go lucky and enjoys the outdoors, especially riding his bike and jumping in puddles. He is not a big sports fan but will shoot the basketball if he is playing with others. David loves playing with remote control cars and can be very creative when needed. He once was playing a board game with his case manager and it was missing some parts, so David made up rules for the game so they could continue playing! David can be quiet but does warm up to people fairly quickly. He needs a home with stability to assist him in meeting his life goals.​ Don’t we all?! David needs you to talk about him this week. He needs you to like this post. He needs you to please repost this or tag one person and ask them to repost. It all makes a difference. For more information on David please contact 954-319-0434 or [email protected].

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Ashunte

UPDATE! Ashunte has been matched and fulfilled with her Forever Family!

Please meet Ashunte. She is 15 and lives in Alabama. She is described as smart and sweet, and a very talented artist who loves to draw. She advocates for herself and is persistent and determined! Ashunte works hard in school, is well liked by her peers, and loves helping others. Curious and eager to learn new things, Ashunte loves electronics and reading, and wants to be a teacher when she grows up! When asked what family means she said “kind and there when I need them to be.” Can you be that family for Ashunte? Can you be there for her? Please Meredith at [email protected].

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