Archive: June 24, 2022

Forever Family Friday – Sierra

Have you ever thought something was just so overwhelming or daunting that you just gave up on finding the solution or answer before you ever put any real thought or effort into it? Do you ever wonder if your efforts and actions will really make a difference? If these thoughts have crossed your mind then you are a lot like me. I truly believe we all have the power to make a difference. Here is an opportunity for you to take the first step in being a difference maker…read this post and tell someone about Sierra. Repost Sierra. Pray for Sierra. You have more significance than you realize. I can tell you from personal experience one moment can change your life and the life of someone else. Can you be that one moment for Sierra? Here’s your chance. Please let me introduce her to you.

Sierra is 13 years old and describes herself as funny and playful. She is active and one of her favorite things to do is jump on the trampoline. She also likes to play video games, especially FortNite. In fact, she would like to be a video game designer when she grows up. One day she wants to visit Disney World-maybe with a new forever family. She would like to have a two-parent home and brothers and sisters. She desires a family that likes to go to church and has the same interests as her. She simply says life with a family would be happy. Wow…that statement is heartbreaking. Please help us help Sierra find her forever family.

For more information on Sierra PLEASE contact [email protected] Or DM us! 📸 J. Crowe Photography

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Forever Family Friday – Joshua

Happy Forever Family Friday everyone. We have officially kicked off summer and we are getting ready to celebrate Father’s Day this weekend and will then roll right into celebrating Independence Day. Wow…Time just keeps rolling by. I feel like I just put up a Forever Family Friday post and poof it’s suddenly time to start working on another one. I lovingly talk to you guys each week about a different kid in the foster care system. Every one of them has a different story as to why they are in foster care. It could be from neglect or abuse or abandonment or overwhelming problems or finances or mental illness or lack of employment or drug and alcohol addiction or numerous other things…The reason matters not…what really matters is that almost all parents love their children and want the absolutely best for them but heartbreakingly many times problems such as the ones mentioned above interfere, disrupt and change the paths of their lives. That’s where we come in. We have the ability to positively intervene in the lives of these foster kids. You have the ability to positively intervene and make a difference in the lives of these kids. They all long and desire to happily live in a loving home with parents and a family. Here’s a young man that is valuable and amazing and desires just that…a family. We need to do all we can to ensure that he has that family. Please allow me to introduce you to Joshua.

Joshua is 13 years old and lives in Arizona! He who loves to listen to rap artists like Eminem and play games on his tablet. Joshua is also starting to get involved with basketball and football and would love to play on his team at school someday.

Joshua’s perfect weekend would include going to out for pizza and maybe going to Disneyland or New York City to see the Statue of Liberty. He would also love to spend time on the beach or get a nice veggie burrito at Chipotle. To top off his perfect weekend, he would have a big bag of Takis or Hot Cheetos because he loves spicy snacks. Joshua’s ideal family would provide him with a lot of structure and one-on-one attention. He hopes his adoptive family will be willing to play football with him and keep him in contact with his brothers and current foster mother in Arizona.

For more information please contact Heather at [email protected]

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Forever Family Friday – Kelvin

Approximately 24,000 American teenagers in foster care turn 18 years old each year. What a staggering number! Then…at this ripe old age of 18… they are expected to move out and start their lives on their own. Some are still in high school at this point. Some have just graduated and they are expected to find jobs, figure out college, find a place to live, figure out how to eat, get transportation everywhere and on and on and on. Without the love and support of a forever family many of these kids that are aging out find themselves struggling just to survive much less figure out college or jobs. These kids are not failures. They are not damaged goods.  They are in this situation because of no fault of their own. They are not just taking up space! They are valuable and amazing and deserve to be loved and cherished and made to feel amazing. Here is one valuable human that’s close to aging out and needs our help. Just give me 5 minutes of your time! Read about Kelvin. Please share Kelvin with someone. He needs us. He is one of the alarming numbers that could age out of foster care. It’s a heartbreaking thought. 

Kelvin is sixteen years old and lives in South Carolina. He describes himself as cool and fun. He enjoys playing video games but also likes participating in outdoor activities. Kelvin’s favorite subject is math and although he likes working with numbers, he’s unsure if he wants a career in that subject area. He plans on attending college! Kelvin also enjoys drawing, reading and eating spaghetti and meatballs. He hopes to find a nurturing home. And a family ideally with pets! Let’s help him find a family that can love him and encourage him in his next chapter of life! Can you help us find Kelvin a forever family? 

For more info please contact Carly at [email protected] or click here. Photo by Kennedy Exekiel.

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Forever Family Friday – Malia

Kids in foster care don’t care about the color of your eyes or the color of your skin. They don’t care about the kind of car you drive. They don’t care what your job title is…they just want someone who really cares! Someone who cares about THEM. Someone who cares what grade they make on a test or someone who cares that their birthday is in a week or someone who cares if they have an ear infection…just someone that really cares. It’s heart breaking and I hope everyone that reads this feels bad about it for just a minute. Every child needs someone championing for them. It’s a crazy world we’re living in right now. Bad things are happening far too often but we have an opportunity to be a part of something good. We have an opportunity to change a life. It’s going to take all of us but we can do it. We can roll up our sleeves and put on our thinking caps and take one second to share this post. You never know who may see it and be the person that cares. Please allow me to introduce you to Malia.

Malia is 13 years old and lives in Tennessee. She is a bright and outgoing young lady who describes herself as kind, trustworthy and genuine. She is very creative and loves to draw. She would like to be an illustrator when she grows up. Math is her favorite subject in school. Ugh! It was not mine. She also enjoys reading and her favorite series is Harry Potter.

Malia likes all animals, especially cats. Visiting California is on her list to see the beaches and try new foods. One wish she has is to heal all the children of the world, physically and mentally. What a sweet soul! Malia would like a mother that she could spend time with doing activities such as painting her nails, doing hair and getting dressed up. To Malia, family means love, support and encouragement. Can you be the mother she has always wanted? Can you help us find the perfect family for Malia? Can you help ensure she has someone that cares about her and is cheering her on?!? For more information please contact AmericasKidsBelong.org or DM us!

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